With the SAG-AFTRA strike underway, many high-profile Hollywood projects have already been put on hold. This includes Marvel Studios productions like Deadpool 3 and the Daredevil: Born Again series.
Marvel Studios bosses Kevin Feige and Louis D’Esposito have issued a joint statement to their staff. Leaders are dealing with production delays caused by the simultaneous WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. Both admitted their disappointment at the delays, but recognized that unexpected changes and challenges are part of business.
“We know how much you have all done on your specific projects and it is disappointing when carefully crafted plans have to be altered, but constant change is the nature of the manufacturing business and our teams are faced with unexpected challenges and the challenge of adapting to them to ask, not alien,” Feige and D’Esposito said (via The Hollywood Reporter). “We really appreciate all your efforts to make the best of the situation and can all hope that a new agreement will be reached soon so we can resume the great work we are doing right now.”
Marvel Studios upcoming projects in 2023
Following the theatrical debut of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Marvel Studios’ last scheduled film release for 2023 is Nia DaCosta’s The Marvels, starring Brie Larson, Teyonah Parris and Iman Vellani. Should SAG-AFTRA and AMPTP not come to a fair conclusion by then, the cast will not promote the November film under the terms of the strike.
As for the TV side of Marvel Studios, Loki Season 2 and Echo are currently expected to release later this year. (Both follow Secret Invasion, which wraps up its six-episode series in two weeks.) The Tom Hiddleston-led series will return on October 6, while all episodes of the Hawkeye spin-off series will be out on November 29 Like the cast of The Marvels, the actors of Loki and Echo may not be able to attend press tours if the actors’ strike continues during the premiere months.