Daredevil: Born Again shuts down production amid writers' strike

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Daredevil: Born Again has shut down production amid the writers' strike in the US.

The strike began last week, and comes as the Writers Guild of America (WGA) is calling for better residual payments for writers, especially with the rise of streaming.

A number of productions have shut down due to the strike, including Stranger Things, and it has now been confirmed that Marvel's new Daredevil reboot has also stopped cameras rolling.

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The WGA East confirmed on Twitter: "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."

Deadline reports that production shut down at 1pm ET yesterday (May 8), though adds that filming is expected to resume today (May 9).

The new series sees Charlie Cox return as Matt Murdock/Daredevil alongside Vincent D'Onofrio as villain Wilson Fisk/Kingpin.

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Daredevil: Born Again isn't the only Marvel project to be affected due to the strike, with the upcoming Blade movie temporarily shelved.

Stranger Things' fifth and final season has also been delayed due to the strike, with creators the Duffer brothers explaining: "Writing does not stop when filming begins. While we’re excited to start production with our amazing cast and crew, it is not possible during this strike.

"We hope a fair deal is reached soon so we can all get back to work. Until then — over and out. #wgastrong," they added.

Daredevil seasons 1-3 are streaming on Disney+. Daredevil: Born Again is due to premiere in 2024.

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