Production on “Deadpool 3” Paused Due to SAG-AFTRA Strike

Following the enacting of the SAG-AFTRA strike yesterday, production on Deadpool 3 has now been paused, according to Deadline.

What’s Happening:

  • The SAG-AFTRA strike was officially announced yesterday, and members including union president Fran Drescher will be on the picket lines today.
  • With the commencement of the strike, production on Deadpool 3 has been paused, as will likely be the case with many other Hollywood productions.
  • Production on Marvel’s Thunderbolts and Daredevil: Born Again was suspended over the last two months due to the concurrent writers strike.
  • This comes just a few days after Deadpool himself, Ryan Reynolds, shared a first look at Deadpool with Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine.
  • Details of the plot are still being kept top secret, but this will mark the first Deadpool film where Marvel Studios will be working hand in hand with Team Deadpool and Reynolds.
  • Last week, it was revealed that Jennifer Garner will reprise her role as Elektra for the first time in nearly 20 years for Deadpool 3.
  • Other new and returning cast members include:
    • Emma Corrin (The Crown)
    • Matthew Macfayden (Succession)
    • Morena Baccarin (“Vanessa”)
    • Stefan Kapicic (“Colossus”)
    • Rob Delaney (“Peter”)
    • Brianna Hildebrand (“Negasonic Teenage Warhead”)
    • Shioli Kutsuna (“Yukio”)
    • Karan Soni (“Dopinder”)
    • Leslie Uggams (“Blind Al”)
  • Shawn Levy, who has worked with Reynolds and Jackman on projects like The Adam Project, Free Guy and Real Steel, will direct the film.
  • Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Logelin wrote an initial draft of the script for the new film before Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who wrote the first two Deadpool films, came on as writers as well.
  • Deadpool 3 was previously planned to be released on November 8th, 2024, but was recently moved up to May 3rd, 2024.
Luke Manning
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