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Deadpool 3 Will Reportedly Get New Release Date

Sorry Marvel fans, Shawn Levy's highly-anticipated "Deadpool 3" likely won't be hitting cinemas in 2024. 

Deadline says that "Deadpool 3" won't be able to meet its May 3, 2024 release date due to ongoing actors strike. Production on the threequel was suspended in July due to the strike, and after unproductive recent talks between the actor's guild and the Alliance of Television and Motion Picture Producers, it's unclear when filming can resume. The outlet notes that even if the strike were to end in the coming weeks, it's not possible for the half-finished Marvel film to hit its summer release date for next year. That's due to multiple factors, including re-assembling the project's crew. 

With no end to the strike in sight, it's anyone's guess as to when "Deadpool 3" will grace cinemas. Fans of the franchise must certainly be disappointed, as "Deadpool 3" marks the first "official" time that Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) and Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) are teaming up. Audiences have been patiently waiting for the two iconic X-Men characters to team up since 2009's maligned "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," which featured a controversial (and mute) rendition of the Merc with a Mouth. 

If the reports are to be believed, then "Deadpool 3" remains undated as of this writing. 

When will it hit cinemas?

"Deadpool 3" was on track to be one of 2024's most prominent films. Not only does it continue the "Deadpool" saga, which has raked in well over $1.5 billion to date, but it also serves as the first 20th Century Fox "X-Men" property to be integrated into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. For Disney, the studio behind the MCU, "Deadpool 3" was supposed to be the start of its highly profitable and exciting 2024 summer slate. With the coveted May release now potentially gone, Deadline speculates that "Captain America: Brave New World," which has already completed production, could take the "Deadpool 3" spot. The outlet suggests that "Deadpool 3" could debut in multiplexes in late July or early November, though nothing is confirmed as of yet. 

As disappointed as fans must be, this delay allows director Shawn Levy and the rest of the "Deadpool 3" creative team more time to ruminate on the film, which is set to be a major part of the MCU. With so much additional time, it's also possible that the delays allow Levy and Ryan Reynolds to finally live up to the rumors and tap America's sweetheart Taylor Swift into cameoing for "Deadpool 3." 

For now, though, it's best to take everything with a grain of salt, as Disney hasn't confirmed the release date change. Steven Weintraub of Collider suggested on X, formerly known as Twitter, that the film could still make the May release date if Disney is willing to fight for it. "If the strike gets settled soon, the release date won't change," they speculated. "VFX can be rushed if the studio wants to spend extra $. Longer SAG strike lasts, the more of a chance the date is pushed."