[Daredevil: Born Again]The current writers’ strike in Hollywood affects the next Marvel title that fans have been waiting for years – and longer than initially thought.
Writers in Hollywood are on strike, and slowly but surely audiences are beginning to get a sense of what that means. After the reports that series like “Andor” and “House of the Dragon” can continue as planned, more and more productions are now pausing for an indefinite period of time: the Netflix hits “Cobra Kai” and “Stranger Things” have already been hit , Amazon’s “The Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power” has to start working on season 2 without its two showrunners due to the special circumstances.
Of course, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has enough titles in stock to keep fans stocked up for the coming months, but delays are imminent sooner or later. It was only recently announced that the new “Blade” film with Mahershala Ali will be paused for an indefinite period because work on the script cannot be continued due to the strike.
“Daredevil: Born Again” recently found out that the dispute in Hollywood, in which the authors stand up for better pay after the negative effects of the streaming revolution and safer working conditions, can also have an impact in other ways. Ultimately, the Marvel series starring Charlie Cox has been awaiting fans since 2018, when “Daredevil” came to an abrupt end. You can now stream the entire Netflix series here on Disney+.
Filming also came to such an abrupt end on Monday, May 8 in New York, Deadline reports. Members of the Writers Guild of America (WGA), which is on strike, targeted the Marvel series to disrupt production with a demonstration. The planned work was finally called off at 1:00 p.m. without a scene being filmed after workers from the transport union, among others, refused to cross the strike line set up by WGA members.
According to the deadline, the work should actually continue on May 9th – actually. As Deadline reveals in a new report, filming on the Marvel series had to be paused for the entire week through May 14. According to the industry magazine, it is currently unclear when the cameras can roll again.
“Daredevil” star speaks out on strike
Speaking to ComicBook.com, Kingpin actor Vincent D’Onofrio expressed his solidarity with the transport staff and the writers. However, he was told that work on “Daredevil: Born Again” will continue; mind you, that was before the cancellation for the entire week. The show’s two writers are currently off set due to the strike, but D’Onofrio said they have the scripts in place to continue.
There is certainly hope that the crisis will be overcome in the near future, because the Marvel series has just finished two of a total of eight months of shooting. It’s not uncommon for such large series, and especially MCU titles, to have plots and/or dialogue reworked and rewritten in the middle of production. It was precisely for this reason that the Duffer brothers, who are responsible for “Stranger Things”, pulled the plug as a precautionary measure in order to be able to bring the final season to a fitting conclusion.
However, the fact that “Daredevil: Born Again” wants to continue working does not have to mean a qualitative death sentence. Maybe the current scripts are good enough, maybe the strike will be settled in a month or two and then you can still push in any necessary reshoots. First of all, it remains to be seen whether the filming will not be interrupted by further demonstrations. Daredevil: Born Again is scheduled to be released exclusively on Disney+ in Winter 2024. So theoretically there is a little leeway…
Daredevil, of course, has an iconic costume. Can you also recognize the other Marvel heroes only by their clothes?