Two high-profile shows put their productions on hold as the strike from the WGA continues and delays other projects.
The union strike from the Writer’s Guild of America continues, and studios are about to really hit a wall if a strike from the Screen Actor’s Guild goes into effect. However, there are many films and TV shows that are experiencing production delays as Hollywood hopes for an agreement to be met. Some projects barely squeaked by, like James Gunn’s Superman: Legacy, but the newest reported projects that have been delayed are the Disney+ revival of the Marvel Studio’s show Daredevil: Born Again and Warner Bros’ HBO The Batman spin-off, Penguin.
The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that both shows were shut down multiple times due to the strike, and it was decided just to put the productions on hold until the strike ends. Daredevil: Born Again and Penguin‘s shutdown would join other productions like Aziz Ansari’s Good Fortune for Lionsgate. Marvel Cinematic Universe movies such as Thunderbolts and Blade would opt to postpone going forward as both felt their scripts were not quite ready.
Daredevil: Born Again was an anticipated return of Charlie Cox as the man without fear after Netflix canceled the initial run, titled simply Daredevil. Since concluding that series, Cox would make surprise cameos in other MCU projects such as Spider-Man: No Way Home and She-Hulk. Additionally, Vincent D’Onofrio, who portrayed the Kingpin, would show up in the Disney+ Marvel series Hawkeye. The revival was set to be an 18 episode series that not only would bring back Cox and D’Onofrio, but Jon Bernthal returns as Frank Castle/The Punisher. Michael Gandolfini, Margarita Levieva and Sandrine Holt will also star in the series from writers and executive producers Matt Corman and Chris Ord.
Meanwhile, Penguin comes from rival companies and networks, DC and Warner Bros. This show is a spin-off of the popular film, The Batman, which starred Robert Pattinson in the title role. Penguin is to be an eight-episode series that would involve Oswald Cobblepot’s rise to power in the underground criminal world of Gotham City. The Batman director Matt Reeves would be on board as an executive producer along with series star Colin Ferrell, Dylan Clark, Lauren LeFranc (who wrote the scripts and is serving as showrunner), Craig Zobel (who directs the first three episodes) and Bill Carraro. The cast includes Cristin Milioti, Rhenzy Feliz, Michael Kelly, Shohreh Aghdashloo and Deirdre O’Connell, with Clancy Brown and Michael Zegen recurring.
Originally published at https://www.joblo.com/daredevil-born-again-penguin-writers-strike/
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