Hollywood has essentially been shutdown as a result of the SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes. Many actors and writers are bringing up examples on social media for why such strikes are necessary. Now a Marvel writer has brought on backlash against Marvel Studios with his own story.
As shared on Twitter, writer Cody Ziglar contributed to the Disney Plus series She-Hulk. Specifically, he wrote the eighth episode of the series, which has become the most popular for its reintroduction of Daredevil. Nevertheless, despite the success of the episode, Ziglar revealed the shocking amount he’s been paid for his work.
It looks like Ziglar’s residual check only added up to a total of $396. This amount, he notes, is quite low considering that it’s “one of the most watched episodes of television, of one of the most watched television series” on the service. He also mentions that the episode went so far as to be featured on multiple “best episodes of 2022” lists which shows just how much it stood out. As you can see below:
Now plenty of Twitter users have responded with both astonishment and anger that Ziglar, a writer of one of Marvel’s most successful episodes on the streaming service, only received $396 for his work. And this is only one writer of thousands that have stepped forward during the strike to express their disappointment with the studio system. Between the introduction of AI, the loopholes that studios are using with streaming, and other such issues, there are plenty of reasons for them to strike.
Stay tuned to ScreenGeek for any additional updates regarding the backlash against Marvel and other studios as we have them throughout the strike. It’s clear that writers and actors are ready to improve the conditions of the filmmaking industry – and fans are eager to support them.