Production for Marvel’s Daredevil: Born Again is paused as WGA members continue to strike against the Disney+ series.
Marvel‘s Daredevil: Born Again Disney+ series will halt production as the WGA strike continues. According to sources close to the show, production wrapped at 1 PM EST with no filming captured for the day.
“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,” WGA East said on Twitter early Monday.
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
Production could resume tomorrow, but the show’s fate remains in limbo.
“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,” veteran showrunner (and WGA strike captain) Warren Leight wrote on Twitter.
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
Charlie Cox reprises his role as Matt Murdoch/Daredevil for the series. The actor officially rejoined the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Spider-Man: No Way Home and She-Hulk: Attorney at Law. Vincent D’Onofrio will return as Wilson Fisk/Kingpin, with Jon Bernthal returning as The Punisher. Michael Gandolfini (The Many Saints of Newark), Margarita Levieva (The Deuce), Michael Gaston (Fringe), and Sandrine Holt (Better Call Saul) are also part of the cast, with reports saying Holt will be playing Vanessa Fisk, wife of Kingpin. Ayelet Zurer (Moonhaven) played Vanessa in the Netflix Daredevil series.
Daredevil: Born Again is written and executive produced by Matt Corman and Chris Ord and will have eighteen episodes. After several years of rumors following the cancellation of Netflix’s Daredevil series, Charlie Cox leaped to the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Spider-Man: No Way Home. He also suited up for She-Hulk and is expected to appear in the upcoming Echo series. As for Vincent D’Onofrio, he returned for Hawkeye and will also appear in Echo.
As the WGA strike continues, more productions are getting hit with delays and disruptions to their respective schedules. Parties on both sides are working toward a compromise, but the process is sensitive and slow-going.
How long do you think the writers’ strike will continue? Have your favorite shows been affected by the picket lines yet? Feel free to let us know in the comments.
Originally published at https://www.joblo.com/daredevil-born-again-wga-strike/