Before you start marking out dates for your “Deadpool 3” party, you should know there’s some uncertainty about exactly when the film will drop next summer. As fans likely recall, “Deadpool 3” was targeting a release date of May 3, 2024. But rumors began swirling in October that the lengthy production delay might force Marvel to push the film’s release window. While no official word has been given on the subject, after almost four months of downtime, an early-May release now seems exceedingly optimistic.
That’s particularly true as a recent Deadline report claims that “Deadpool 3” is only about halfway through principal photography. Assuming post-production on the film will also be a lengthy process, that timeline feels rushed even if the cast and crew of “Deadpool 3” are ready to get back to work ASAP. And given the anticipation surrounding the Merc’s hard-R-rated MCU debut, the last thing anyone should want is to rush the job.
Per that same Deadline article, Marvel bosses could already be in that mindset, with the outlet reporting the studio may well be looking to swap the release date of “Deadpool 3” with that of “Captain America: Brave New World.” The Anthony Mackie-starrer was ticketed for a July 26, 2024, premiere itself, but it managed to wrap filming ahead of the strike and is therefore much further along in the post-production process. As big a bummer as it might be to wait an additional three months to see “Deadpool 3,” the extra time should only ensure a better and perhaps even snarkier MCU debut for the profanity-loving Deadpool.