Marvel’s Deadpool 3 production halted after SAG-AFTRA members joined the WGA in striking for better film industry terms and conditions.
You might want to put your chimichangas in the freezer because it will be a while before we’re eating them in celebration of the arrival of Deadpool 3. Unfortunately, the Marvel threequel is the latest tentpole project to fall victim to the SAG-AFTRA strike. News about the project’s hibernation comes after Ryan Reynolds shared a photo of himself and Hugh Jackman in full costume for the upcoming superhero buddy-action comedy. Fans can expect delays for the project until negotiations between the WGA, SAG-AFTRA, and AMPTP resolve.
The upcoming Deadpool sequel will see the return of Morena Baccarin as Vanessa, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, Karan Soni as Dopinder, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Shioli Kutsuna as Yukio, Stefan Kapičić as the voice of Colossus, and Rob Delaney as Peter. Deadpool 3 will also star Emma Corrin, who is expected to play the villain, and Matthew Macfadyen in an undisclosed role. The film also finds Jennifer Garner returning as Elektra for a “cameo-like” appearance. In addition to Garner’s Elektra, rumors say Ben Affleck was spotted on the Deadpool 3 set, leading fans to believe he’ll cameo alongside Garner as Daredevil. That said, Affleck’s participation is not confirmed.
Of course, the most significant addition to the cast is Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, who finally broke down after being pestered by Ryan Reynolds for many years. Reynolds said that Deadpool 3 will present a new challenge for Jackman. “I think [Jackman] was excited and what we pitched him was enough of a divergence from the character that he knows and the character that he’s left behind,” Reynolds said, “that it gives him something completely new to play and something that he’s really excited to do. “Clearly, all that pestering paid off. “I mean, I never stopped,” Reynolds said. “I was just pestering him like a gnat over the last many years. I actually just think… I believe in timing … and I think he was ready.”
Marvel’s Deadpool 3 is scheduled for a May 3, 2024 release. However, the film could be delayed with production grinding to a halt. We’ll bring you any updates we find as they happen.
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