After ten weeks, it appears the WGA strike is nearing its end. Deadpool 3 stopped shooting shortly after that began, primarily because Marvel Studios frequently continues writing and rewriting its movies while cameras are rolling (the SAG-AFTRA strike later brought filming to a complete standstill).
As a result, we don't know whether the threequel will meet its May 2024 release date as planned. Filmmaker Shawn Levy has confirmed they were roughly halfway through production, meaning the clock is ticking. It's also worth noting that time will be needed for additional photography.
The director - who is rumoured to be among those being eyed to helm Avengers: Secret Wars - recently took to his Instagram stories to reveal he's reunited with Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman while the "three amigos" wait for filming to resume.
Both actors have already donated millions of dollars to the strikes and fully support them. However, it's easy enough to understand why they're anxious to get back to work, especially on a team-up which has literally been decades in the making!
Both Deadpool and Wolverine look set to be a huge part of the Multiverse Saga over the next few years. Jackman is supposedly going to play the clawed mutant until at least Avengers: Secret Wars, with that movie serving as a passing of the torch for whoever next plays Logan in the MCU.
As for the Merc with the Mouth, we'd assume Reynolds has no intentions of hanging up his katanas and will continue playing the character for as long as possible.
Alongside Reynolds and Jackman, Deadpool franchise vets Karan Soni (Dopinder), Leslie Uggams (Blind Al), Morena Baccarin (Vanessa), Stefan Kapicic (Colossus), Brianna Hildebrand (Negasonic Teenage Warhead), Shioli Kutsuna (Yukio), and Rob Delaney (Peter) are all set to return in this threequel.
Emma Corrin is expected to play Cassandra Nova, while Matthew Macfadyen will likely take on the role of a TVA agent named Paradox. It's also been confirmed that Jennifer Garner will reprise her role as Elektra, with Liev Schreiber, James Marsden, Patrick Stewart, and Ian McKellen among the many names rumoured to appear.
Deadpool 3 is currently set to be released in theaters on May 3, 2024. Check out Levy's photo in the Tweet/X below: