“Avengers: Secret Wars,” “Deadpool 3” and More Marvel Films Delayed

Four upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe films have been delayed, including Avengers: Secret Wars and the recently scheduled Deadpool 3, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

  • The catalyst for the shift to the Marvel schedule is likely the recent departure of director Bassam Tariq from the Blade film.
  • With Marvel currently searching for a new director, Blade has been pushed back from it’s previous release date of November 3, 2023 to September 6, 2024.
  • The move led to a slate of changes to the schedule at Deadpool 3 then had to be moved off of that September date.
  • Deadpool 3 will now hit theaters on November 8, 2024 rather than September 6, 2024.
  • That then pushes Marvel’s Fantastic Four off of November 8, 2024 and back to February 14, 2025.
  • Finally, though its previously release date was unaffected, Avengers: Secret Wars was pushed back from November 7, 2025 to May 1, 2026.
  • Interestingly, Avengers: The Kang Dynasty was unaffected and remains on schedule for a May 2, 2025 release.
  • This means the two scheduled Avengers films are no longer scheduled just six months apart and instead will hit theaters one year from each other.
  • That schedule mirrors the release dates of Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, which also hit theaters just a day short of one year apart.

Summary of the changes:

  • Blade
    • Old date: November 3, 2023
    • New date: September 6, 2024
  • Deadpool 3
    • Old date: September 6, 2024
    • New date: November 8, 2024
  • Fantastic Four
    • Old date: November 8, 2024
    • New date: February 14, 2025
  • Avengers: Secret Wars
    • Old date: November 7, 2025
    • New date: May 1, 2026