MCU Fans To Be Disappointed Again

On set at the filming of Deadpool 3
Credit: Marvel Studios

Deadpool 3 hasn’t had an easy time since production began, and the challenges looked to have brought depressing news when Disney updated their release dates.

As the first X-Men-focused movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s (MCU) stable, production was formally halted in July due to the ongoing WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes.

SAG-AFTRA strikes with people marching


The threequel, one of Disney’s most eagerly awaited films, was unable to escape the effects of these strikes since job action brings the entire entertainment sector to a halt.

Disney has dropped Deadpool 3 from its schedule.

The latest list of “upcoming theatrical releases” from Disney, which details the studio’s theatrical Deadpool 3 release date move from September 2023 to June 2024, now officially excludes the Marvel Studios blockbuster Deadpool 3.

Other release schedule slides in the presentation included a note that read “not exhaustive,” but that wasn’t included in the previously mentioned theatrical slate, indicating that this is a complete list of Disney’s theatrical films arriving in that timeframe and indicating that the studio has postponed the release of Deadpool 3 from May 2023.

Deadpool sitting on a bridge

Marvel Studios


The complete list of forthcoming Disney films is as follows:

  • A Haunting in Venice – September 15, 2023
  • The Creator – September 29, 2023
  • The Marvels – November 10, 2023
  • Next Goal Wins – November 17, 2023
  • Wish- November 22, 2023
  • The Bikeriders – December 1, 2023
  • Magazine Dreams – December 8, 2023
  • Poor Things- December 8, 2023
  • All of Us Strangers – December 22, 2023
  • Elio – March 1, 2024
  • Snow White – March 22, 2024
  • Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes – May 24, 2024
  • Inside Out 2 – June 14, 2024


Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman, who play Deadpool and Wolverine, recently gave Deadpool 3 fans their first official glimpse at them together on-set before filming was put on hold.

There are also rumors that we will see some familiar faces in the latest Deadpool film to hit the screens. Former 20th Century Fox superheroes including Patrick Stewart as Charles Xavier, Ian McKellen as Magneto, Jennifer Garner as Elektra, Ben Affleck as Daredevil, Jessica Alba as Sue Storm, Halle Berry as Storm, and many others will make brief appearances in the film.


When Will the Third Deadpool Movie Be Released?

Fans will be disappointed to see that Deadpool 3 probably won’t be released on the scheduled date, but this shouldn’t come as much of a surprise given how negatively the strikes have affected Hollywood as a whole.

However, with much of Disney’s 2024 schedule potentially in danger of being postponed when this year comes to a conclusion with a few more blockbuster releases, the big question right now is when exactly the threequel will arrive on the big screen.

Previous reports warned that the release of Deadpool 3 might be delayed if Hollywood’s current strike situation didn’t improve soon; this seems to be the case today more than ever as writers and performers battle for fair pay.

Deadpool fighting during the filming of Deadpool 3

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Although the strikes may cause delays for the entire Multiverse Saga as a whole, for the time being, it still appears that this movie will be the next one on the MCU’s release schedule following The Marvels’ appearance in November 2023.

Any impending delays would only serve to disappoint eager Marvel fans, given the high expectations for the threequel with Jackman’s involvement and its anticipated deep plunge into the Marvel Multiverse.

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Roy is the father of two boys who are obsessed with everything Disney. Roy also harbors a deep, dark secret he doesn’t like to share with everyone. He’s also a little obsessed and has been since he was a kid. The first movie he ever watched was "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs;" he’s seen "The Lion King" hundreds of times (sometimes even when his children aren’t around), and he’s seriously disappointed that his boys think "Tangled" is “too girly” for them. Naturally, his boys love Disney Parks, and he pretends he loves theme parks too. The reality is that he’s scared half to death by the rides. With two thrill-seeking youngsters to entertain, he’s become somewhat of an expert on Disney, their Parks, and movies… now he writes about it too.