Deadpool 3 Officially Stops Production Due to SAG-AFTRA Strike

Deadpool 3 Officially Stops Production

Deadpool 3 Officially Stops Production Due to SAG-AFTRA Strike

We have just begun to see the effects of the strike from SAG-AFTRA. Just yesterday saw firsthand disruptions to the entertainment industry. The fallout began when the actors unions were unable to reach a settlement with with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers as of Thursday afternoon.

The Writers Guild of America has been on strike since May 4th, 2023. Almost immediately after announcing the strike, the cast of Oppenheimer walked out of the film’s world premiere. We are now learning of productions closing down as a result of the work stoppage.

Deadpool 3, featuring Ryan Reynold and Hugh Jackman has effectively stopped filming and the cast has joined the general strike. It was only Monday that fans of the upcoming film got a behind the scenes glimpse of Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds on set in their iconic costumes.

Related: Hugh Jackman Shares Sneak Peek of Wolverine in Deadpool 3


We also learned that Jennifer Gardner will reprise her role as Elektra from 2003’s Daredevil. All of the excitement surrounding Deadpool 3 will have to be put on temporary pause as the actors union continues to look for common ground with the Motion Picture Association.

Fran Drescher, president of the actors union, spoke out Thursday stating, “We are being victimized by a very greedy entity. I am shocked by the way the people that we have been in business with are treating us.”

During the strike, actors will not be permitted to promote past projects through conventions, interviews or panels, make public appearances, or promote via social media. Even Emmy award campaigning has taken a backseat to the strike following the nominations that were announced on Wednesday. As for now, the Emmy Awards are set to take place on September 18th on Fox.

Related: Disney Earns 163 Primetime Emmy Nominations


Deadpool 3 was currently scheduled to hit theaters on May 3rd, 2024. It is entirely uncertain as to if the project’s filming delays will impact its release date. Stay tuned for more updates on this film and other upcoming productions in the coming weeks.

Catching up with Deadpool:

“Deadpool” is a 2016 superhero film that introduces audiences to Wade Wilson, a wisecracking and irreverent former special forces operative turned mercenary. After being diagnosed with terminal cancer, Wade volunteers for a risky experimental procedure that promises to cure him. However, the experiment goes awry, leaving him disfigured but granting him accelerated healing powers.

Adopting the alter ego “Deadpool,” he sets out on a quest for revenge against the man responsible for his transformation, Ajax. Along the way, Deadpool must navigate a web of allies and enemies, including the X-Men’s Colossus and the mutant Negasonic Teenage Warhead, while also dealing with his own personal struggles and twisted sense of humor. Filled with dark comedy, relentless action, and unconventional storytelling, “Deadpool” breaks the fourth wall, bringing a fresh and self-aware approach to the superhero genre.

Related: Jennifer Garner will be Returning to Play Elektra in Upcoming Deadpool 3


“Deadpool 2” is the 2018 sequel to the wildly successful first film. In this installment, Wade Wilson, aka Deadpool, finds himself at a crossroads as he grapples with personal loss and an existential crisis. Determined to find a new purpose, he assembles a team of fellow mutants, including the luck-manipulating Domino and the time-traveling soldier Cable, to protect a young mutant named Russell Collins, also known as Firefist, from the time-traveling villain, Cable, who seeks to kill the troubled youngster in the future.

Along the way, Deadpool encounters a host of new characters, both allies and adversaries, while also facing his own inner demons and insecurities. With the irreverent humor, explosive action sequences, and signature self-awareness, “Deadpool 2” took audiences on a wild ride filled with irreverent humor, meta-commentary, and unexpected heart. 2016’s Deadpool had a global box office take of 783 million and its sequel Deadpool 2 earned 785 million dollars worldwide.

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