Marvel’s ‘Deadpool 3‘ was the most anticipated film as it marked the comeback of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine. The film also stars Stefan Kapicic, Morena Baccarin, Karan Soni, Brianna Hildebrand, Leslie Uggams, Zazie Beetz, and Shiori Kutsuna, all reprising their roles from the past two ‘Deadpool‘ films. Additionally, Matthew Macfayden and Emma Corrin will also join the team, marking their MCU debut.
‘Deadpool 3’ is also rumored to include a few of the cameos from the past 20th Century Fox superheroes such as Patrick Stewart as Charles Xavier, Ian McKellen as Magneto, Jennifer Garner as Elektra, Jessica Alba as Sue Storm, Halle Berry as Storm, Halle Berry as Storm. Despite the exciting cast line-up, the movie has disappointed fans with a switch in its uncertain release schedule.
Why Did Disney Remove ‘Deadpool 3’ From Its Release Schedule?
Fans have been eagerly looking forward to ‘Deadpool 3’, especially as it brings back the X-Men characters into the MCU. Unfortunately, Disney has broken the fans’ expectations as it has reportedly removed the film from its release schedule.
A release schedule for Disney’s upcoming theatrical releases was published by ComicBook.com, and the highly anticipated Marvel film was nowhere to be seen on the list. The film was initially set to be released in May of 2024. The list was revealed only after ‘Deadpool 3’ became the only movie to be pushed up on the release schedule.
As of now, there is no such release date, but the fans are speculating that the reason for the delayed release is the ongoing WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. The film had barely started production before SAG-AFTRA joined the WGA in solidarity. Just a few weeks after the film directed by Shawn Levy started shooting, the actor’s strike began, hence the production had to be shut down until the conflict gets solved.
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‘Echo’ Also Removed From Disney’s Release Schedule
Sadly, ‘Deadpool 3’ is not the only title that may get a new release date. Among the many upcoming releases for Disney+ and Hulu, the ‘Hawkeye‘ spinoff ‘Echo‘ was also missing from the list released by ComicBook.com. The series was set to debut in November. When ‘Echo‘ was confirmed to be coming to Disney+’s screen later this year, fans were surprised to find out that it would be the first series from the MCU to release all of its episodes at once.
The ‘Hawkeye’ spinoff explores the backstory of Echo, a hearing-impaired native, and the consequences of her actions on Hawkeye. The delay in these projects might be possible due to Marvel’s shift towards prioritizing quality over quantity, ensuring that these projects meet the new standard set by executives, and avoiding audience fatigue that the franchise has faced before. Or maybe ‘Echo’ is currently not seen as the priority to qualify as a primary release on the Disney Plus streaming service.
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