- Deadpool 3’s release date on May 3, 2024 is in jeopardy due to the ongoing actors’ strike.
- Director Shawn Levy expresses uncertainty on the film’s release date since only half of the movie has been completed.
- Stranger Things’ fifth season is also facing delays due to the strike, and Levy is eager to start filming once the issue is resolved.
The release date of Deadpool 3 may be uncertain due to the continuing actors’ strike hindering production. Director Shawn Levy is uncertain about whether the film will be able to adhere to its May 3, 2024 release date if the strike persists. The deadlock between the actors and major studios has not been resolved, causing a standstill in Hollywood production.
Projects like the Fantastic Four and Deadpool 3 are at risk of delays if the actors’ strike continues. In an interview with The Wrap, Levy shared his thoughts on Deadpool 3’s release date:
“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.”
Levy also spoke about the fifth and final season of Stranger Things, another project that has been impacted by the strikes:
“I can say that we are hoping to start filming as soon as possible. We really need the actor’s strike resolved first. The Duffers have been hard at work since the writer strike ended. We’re busy on a bunch of fronts because we also have our Stranger Things play opening in London imminently. It’s fabulous. It’s f–king awesome.”
As fans of Netflix’s Stranger Things anticipate the final season, the show’s universe will expand through a stage play titled “The First Shadow,” set years before the events of the series. The play will explore the origins of Henry Creel, who becomes Vecna, and will also feature young versions of Joyce and Hopper. Levy expressed his excitement about the new project:
“It has exceeded all our expectations. We’re very excited to share that with the world.”
As it stands, Deadpool 3 is slated for release in the US on May 3, 2024, as part of the MCU’s Phase Five. However, this timeline may change depending on the resolution of the actors’ strike.