Production on Marvel Studios’ Thunderbolts has been delayed, which was set to start shooting this week in Atlanta. It is unclear when production will commence, but a new filming location for the movie has been revealed.
The Utah Film Commission announced on Thursday that the Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity Board approved state film incentives for three new productions, including a production with the working title “Oops All Berries,” planning to shoot this summer, spending $4,560,961 in the state.
“In creating a more grounded, globe-trotting film, it was important that we place our characters in as many practical locations as possible,” commented Brian Chapek, Executive Producer. “With that directive in mind, we needed a location somewhere in the United States to serve as the setting for one of our film’s most important sequences.”
He went on to say: “We looked at many options and found that Utah featured such a unique and impressive geography that we hadn’t seen before in a movie. The Utah locations we scouted felt untouched by the larger world, which made us very excited to shoot there.”
The Cosmic Circus reported last December that Thunderbolts will film under the working title “Oops All Berries.”
The filming locations for Thunderbolts are Emery County and Grand County. No further details were released.
Per The Salt Lake Tribune, A Utah Film Commission spokesperson declined to comment about the project, and a request for comment from Marvel Studios did not get an immediate response Thursday.
However, any Hollywood production this summer may be delayed owing to the ongoing strike by the Writers Guild of America — and the potential of a strike by SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists).
The cast of Thunderbolts includes Sebastian Stan (Bucky Barnes), Florence Pugh (Yelena Belova), Wyatt Russell (John Walker), Harrison Ford (Thaddeus ‘Thunderbolt’ Ross), David Harbour (Alexei Shostakov), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Valentina Allegra de Fontaine), Olga Kurylenko (Taskmaster), Hannah John-Kamen (Ava Starr), Ayo Edebiri, and Steven Yeun (Sentry).
Thunderbolts is slated to release in theaters on July 26, 2024.
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Source: Utah Film Commission