- The SAG-AFTRA strike has ended, allowing Hollywood to resume production on major movies.
- Deadpool 3, Gladiator 2, Venom 3, and Mortal Kombat 2 are among the films expected to take priority in production.
- Venom 3’s release date has been pushed back from July 12, 2024, to November 8, 2024.
With the recent conclusion of the SAG-AFTRA strike, Hollywood is getting back on track as a tentative agreement has been made between the actors union and the AMPTP. This means that the movie industry is now working to get major projects back into production. A report from Deadline outlines which blockbuster films will take priority, including Deadpool 3, Gladiator 2, Venom 3, Mortal Kombat 2, and the Minecraft movie starring Jason Momoa.
After several months of inactivity caused first by the writers (WGA) striking in May, and then the actors’ union striking in July, the 118-day actors strike has at last come to an end, allowing both movies and television productions to recommence.
The report mentioned that some of the priority movies likely to start production soon include Marvel Studios/Disney’s Deadpool 3, Paramount’s Gladiator 2 over in Europe, Warner Bros’ Beetlejuice 2 directed by Tim Burton, Clint Eastwood’s Juror No. 2, and Sony’s Venom 3. The release date for Venom 3 has now been rescheduled from its original date of July 12, 2024, to November 8, 2024.
Further priorities for studios are the adaptation of Colleen Hoover’s bestselling novel, It Ends With Us, starring Blake Lively and Justin Baldoni, and director Joseph Kosinski’s Formula One movie featuring Brad Pitt.
The upcoming James Gunn and Peter Safran DCU project, Superman: Legacy, starring David Corenswet as Superman and Rachel Brosnahan as Lois Lane, is now expected to begin filming in March with a release date of June 11, 2025.
Movies that are anticipated to begin filming in 2024 include Disney’s Tron 3, the Minecraft movie starring Jason Momoa, the gaming sequel Mortal Kombat 2, and Good Fortune, which stars Keanu Reeves and Seth Rogen, and will be directed by Aziz Ansari.
SAG-AFTRA has released a statement regarding the deal that has been reached between themselves and the studios. In an excerpt from the statement, they expressed their pride and excitement about the agreement and confirmed that the strike is officially suspended and all picket locations are closed. They also mentioned that further information about celebration gatherings around the country will be shared soon.