Following the news on Tuesday night that Steven Yeun had dropped out of the Marvel Studios team-up film “Thunderbolts,” the acclaimed actor has now spoken about his exit.

Appearing at a Louis Vuitton pop-up in West Hollywood on Wednesday night, Yeun chatted with Variety who asked him about the exit.

He confirmed last year’s SAG-AFTRA strike was a big reason behind his decision to leave:

“I think for me, time passing and things shifting kind of pulled me out of it, but Jake [Schreier], I know, is going to do an incredible job.

It took a lot of drafts on email to make sure that I conveyed the sincerity of how sorry I was to have to back out.”

He also wants to make it clear this is not some looking down at the material style situation as he adds: “I wanna do a Marvel movie,” but says he thinks this scheduling conflict exit may make the studio hesitant to hire him again: “I probably pissed off too many people leaving, so I’m just gonna say, ‘Thank you for having me.’”

Yeun’s involvement in “Thunderbolts” was initially reported back in February last year, but Marvel never officially confirmed his casting.

Schreier, who worked with Yeun on Netflix’s “Beef” series, will direct from a script by Lee Sung Jin. “Thuderbolts” has yet to begin filming.

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