The Walt Disney Company has just revealed that the production of the highly anticipated “Deadpool 3” movie would be pushed back. The date of the film’s premiere, which had been scheduled for May 3, 2024, has been moved to July 26, 2024 due to scheduling conflicts. This holdup is the result of the work stoppage caused by the strike that was just recently resolved by SAG-AFTRA, which resulted in “Deadpool 3” having its production put on hold for almost four months.
The postponement of “Deadpool 3” has produced a domino effect on Disney’s theatrical release timetable, as a result of which “Captain America: Brave New World” has been moved to the date of February 14, 2025, “Thunderbolts” has been moved from the date of December 20, 2024 to the date of July 25, 2025, and “Blade” has been moved from the date of February 15, 2025 to the date of November 7, 2025. In addition, Disney has moved the release date of “Mufasa: The Lion King,” the planned prequel to the 2019 CGI remake of “The Lion King,” from July 5, 2024 to December 20, 2024. The original release date was July 5.The postponement of “Deadpool 3” has created a large hole in the line-up of summer blockbusters for the next year. The first weekend of May is premium real estate for studios and typically represents a significant beginning to the new season.
In recent years, Marvel has asserted its ownership of the frame with the release of movies with titles such as “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” and “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.” Despite this, Disney still has another major release planned for the month of May. 20th Century Studios’ “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes” is scheduled to open on the 24th of the month, competing head-to-head with Warner Bros.’ “Mad Max” spin-off “Furiosa.”Despite the setback, fans of the “Deadpool” franchise may rest assured that they will continue to be treated to the same degree of gore and adult humor that they have come to anticipate from the films in the series. The film’s director, Shawn Levy, has assured the public that there would be “hardcore” violence in the film and that it will be “very much a ‘Deadpool’ movie.”
Fans are likely to be dissatisfied with the news that “Deadpool 3” will be pushed back, but it is essential to keep in mind that the cast and crew’s health and safety should always come first.