The writers’ strike has put Marvel’s Daredevil: Born Again series for Disney Plus on hold. The series is one of the most anticipated projects because of the return of Charlie Cox’s character from the Netflix’s Marvel show.
The Writers’ Guild of America (WGA) Strike has put the Hollywood industry to a crawl. Since the negotiations between WGA and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) have halted, it seems that many shows and movies will be delayed, hopefully none of them will get cancelled because of it.
Marvel is currently in production of several projects all at the same time. As we mentioned in another article, they are already working on a number of films and TV shows. While most of their projects will keep moving since they are on a tight schedule, Mahershala Ali’s Blade is now in a complete stand still until the strike ends.
It seems that another Marvel project has suffered from the WGA strike.
Daredevil Gets Delayed Because Of The Writers Strike
Twitter posts have revealed that filming Daredevil: Born Again has been postponed.
WGA strike captain Warren Leight posted:
Looks like we’re done for the day at Silvercup East as Daredevil has called their day in response to a #WGASTRONG picket with line help from @SAGAFTRA and #Local802. Thank you @IATSE, #Local829, and many Teamsters for not crossing the line
Looks like we’re done for the day at Silvercup East as Daredevil has called their day in response to a #WGASTRONG picket with line help from @SAGAFTRA and #Local802. Thank you @IATSE, #Local829, and many Teamsters for not crossing the line pic.twitter.com/6xH2Qz9mYH
— WGA Strike Captain Warren Leight (@warrenleightTV) May 8, 2023
Another post from Writers Guild of America East said:
WGA members on strike set up a sunrise picket at Silvercup East, where they’re supposed to be filming “Daredevil,” but members of the Teamster Local 817 and IATSE Locals 829 and 52 are refusing to cross the picket line. #ShutItDown #SolidarityForever #WGAStrike #WGAStrong #1u
WGA members on strike set up a sunrise picket at Silvercup East, where they’re supposed to be filming “Daredevil,” but members of the Teamster Local 817 and IATSE Locals 829 and 52 are refusing to cross the picket line. #ShutItDown #SolidarityForever #WGAStrike #WGAStrong #1u pic.twitter.com/omg6xpQl48
— Writers Guild of America, East (@WGAEast) May 8, 2023
Deadline’s sources say that the delay is temporary and will continue production for the following day.
Daredevil: Born Again currently has the longest production schedule in Marvel’s current line up. You can even consider that this is the longest production that they have ever had. Filming started just this March and it should end around November.
Right now, it’s good news that it’s just only one day, but with the WGA strike still ongoing, production for any project can still potentially stop at any time. In other words, Disney Plus’ Daredevil can get delayed again.
The Writers Strike Back On Daredevil: Born Again
Other than Charlie Cox, the show will also see the return of Vincent D’Onofrio as Wilson Fisk aka The Kingpin. Jon Bernthal also returns as The Punisher. Sandrine Holt has been cast as Vanessa Fisk who was originally played by Ayelet Zurer in the Netflix series.
At the moment, no one really knows what the premise of the story will be. Even though the title of the series is Born Again, the comic of the same name has already been adapted in Netflix’s Daredevil season 3. Considering that the new series is somewhat a continuation of the Netflix show, I have doubts that they’ll use the same elements all over again.
Many wonder how the new series will turn out considering it is under Disney Plus. It is said that the series would not be a hard R as before, but D’Onofrio has reassured fans that it will still be violent.
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