The Merc With a Mouth can speak again.
After a four-month suspension due to the SAG-AFTRA strike, “Deadpool 3” will head back into production before Thanksgiving, a source close to the production has confirmed to Variety.
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The Marvel Studios project reunites Ryan Reynolds both with his “Free Guy” and “The Adam Project” director Shawn Levy, and with actor Hugh Jackman, who will reprise his performance as Wolverine for the 10th time. (Reynolds originated the role of Wade Wilson, aka Deadpool, in 2009’s “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” and then rebooted the character with 2016’s “Deadpool.”)
The project is one of the most high profile movies that had to suspend filming due to the strike, placing its scheduled release on May 3, 2024, into question. (Reynolds posted to social media on Nov. 9 that the film is coming “Summer 2024.”)
Did Dogpool save the day? Not a chance in gremlin hell. But she IS currently causing the Disney plushy merch department nightmares. Coming with the movie, Summer 2024 🐶💩L pic.twitter.com/mMtUb4wSsk
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) November 9, 2023
“Deadpool 3” is also the first Marvel production to continue a franchise originated by 20th Century Fox, before the Walt Disney Company’s acquisition of the studio in 2019. Several stars from the previous two films — including Morean Baccarin, Brianna Hildebrand, Leslie Uggams, Karan Soni and Rob Delaney — are set to return, and they’ll be joined by newcomers Emma Corrin and Matthew Macfadyen.
Adding more multiverse intrigue into the mix, Jennifer Garner is set to reprise her role as Elektra, the superhero role she first played in 2003’s “Daredevil” and the 2005 spin-off “Elektra.”
Two other Marvel Studios titles — the Disney+ series “Daredevil: Born Again” with Charlie Cox, and “Wonder Man” with Yahya Abdul-Mateen II — also suspended production due to the actors strike, but it’s unclear when they will resume filming. “Daredevil” recently underwent a creative overhaul with a new showrunner and directors stepping in to reimagine the show.
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