It was just recently reported that the industry heads had walked out of negotiations with SAG-AFTRA, and it looks like the Actors’ Strike is going to be lasting a bit longer.
Since the strike’s purpose was essentially to put a halt on several projects, it looks like Marvel’s Deadpool 3 is also in jeopardy. Talking to The Wrap, director Shawn Levy says that the strike is likely to cause a huge delay in the release of the film—which is set to come out in May 2024. Levy explains:
“I wish I knew. I don’t even know if we officially have [a release date]. I know we were gonna be May 3… Certainly, the actors’ strike and the long pause in production have put that release date 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.”
With the WGA Strike having just recently ended last September, a lot of people thought that the SAG Strike would be nearing its end as well. As it turns out, the AMPTP had allegedly walked off the table with an offer lower than what they had before the strike, and they were said to be using some legal loopholes to get actors to consent to the use of their image without them intending to.
As for Deadpool 3, some fans were considering this movie to be the sendoff to the Fox universe of Marvel films; besides Hugh Jackman, the film was also said to be bringing back some versions of Fox heroes from films like Fantastic Four and even Daredevil.
Then again, fans had burned themselves with expectations before with Multiverse of Madness, so we’ll just have to wait and see how the movie turns out.
Hopefully the SAG Strikes will end soon. Just give actors a fair deal, AMPTP!
Deadpool 3 is currently set for a release in May