The highly anticipated release of Deadpool 3 is facing potential delays, raising concerns among fans. The uncertainty is primarily attributed to an ongoing actors’ strike affecting the production schedule.
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After Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox and its extensive cinematic assets, the prospect of integrating beloved characters into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) generated excitement among comic book enthusiasts. Characters like the X-Men, Fantastic Four, Doctor Doom, Blade, and others were expected to join the MCU, setting the stage for a massive crossover event, Avengers: Secret Wars.
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However, the fate of Deadpool 3, with its R-rated edge and immense popularity, has been a subject of both curiosity and concern. The latest setback revolves around the ongoing actors’ strike, which has already concluded for the Writers Guild of America (WGA) but continues for members of SAG-AFTRA, who are advocating for fair compensation in the streaming era.
The movie’s scheduled release date is May 3, 2024, but director Shawn Levy expressed uncertainty about whether they can meet that target. He mentioned that the strike and the production halt have put the release date “in true risk.” Although they have already filmed half of the movie and made progress in editing, they are eager to resume production and meet the original release schedule.
Shawn Levy says Deadpool 3’s release date of May 3rd, 2024 is “in true risk”
“We’ve shot half the movie. I’ve edited half the movie. We’re dying to get back to work and get this movie out next year.”
— ScreenTime (@screentime) October 17, 2023
Levy also discussed another highly anticipated project, Stranger Things, which is set for release next year. He expressed the need for the actors’ strike to be resolved before filming can resume. The Duffer Brothers, creators of the series, have been working diligently since the end of the writers’ strike, and Levy is eager to see production continue.
Deadpool 3’s fate remains uncertain as the ongoing actors’ strike threatens to delay its release, along with other film and television productions.
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