Disney Delays Deadpool 3 Following Hugh Jackman Announcement

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By Russ Milheim Posted:

By this point, it's probably safe to assume most people who have access to an internet connection are well aware of the big Deadpool 3 news that came out a couple of weeks ago: Hugh Jackman's back. After his big cinematic death in Logan, Marvel Studios has successfully been able to convince the actor to return anyways.

But don't worry—the stars of the film have assured fans that the continuity of Logan won't be touched. Of course, they didn't elaborate on what that meant, but there are likely some timeline or general Multiverse shenanigans at play.

Alongside the big announcement, it was also revealed just when the film would hit theaters: September 6, 2024. Sadly, however, it seems that Ryan Reynolds' Merc with a Mouth didn't have the tightest grip on that particular release date.

Marvel Studios Delays Deadpool 3 & More

Deadpool 3, Hugh Jackman, Wolverine
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Aaron Couch, from The Hollywood Reporter, has revealed that Marvel Studios has pushed back a few of its upcoming 2024 and 2025 releases, including Deadpool 3.

The upcoming Blade adaptation starring Mahershala Ali will be moving from November 3, 2023, to September 6, 2024.

Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman's Deadpool 3, which formerly held that spot, is now going to be bowing in theaters on November 8th, 2024. This is despite the movie having just revealed its release date only weeks ago and announcing that Jackman would be reprising his role as Wolverine.

Fantastic Four will now be debuting on February 14, 2025, as it leaves 2024 altogether. Then, the culmination of Phase 6, Avengers: Secret Wars, is now set to hit theaters on May 1, 2026.

So What Does This Mean for Deadpool?

Thankfully for Deadpool fans, the delay for the highly anticipated threequel was only mushed back two months. The same can't be said for the other three projects, with Avengers: Secret Wars getting pushed six months and Blade a whopping ten.

As for how Wolverine's return will play out, it's hard to see this minimal delay having any major ramifications for the production. With both Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman already training, cameras are probably going to start rolling when they were first scheduled to.

Maybe the biggest pro would be that it gives the VFX artists some much-needed additional time to work on the film and touch everything up. Subpar CGI has plagued Marvel Studios projects for a while now, so hopefully, it isn't something that ails Deadpool 3.

Though, no doubt Wade Wilson will have some jokes to throw towards the audience regarding the MCU and their continuous delays and schedule changes.

Deadpool 3 is set to hit theaters on November 8, 2024.