Disney delays 'Deadpool' sequel, 'Blade' and other films in post-strike shuffle

The logo of the Times Square Disney store is seen in Times Square, New York City, US 5 December, 2019.

Walt Disney delayed the release of Marvel movie ‘Blade’, a new ‘Deadpool’ installment and several other films on Thursday as Hollywood studios adjusted schedules following the end of the four-month actors' strike.

The next ‘Deadpool’, which had been scheduled to reach theaters in May, will now debut in late July, Disney said in a statement. That forced the company to move its planned July release, ‘Captain America: Brave New World’, to February 2025.

A view of the Walt Disney Studios, after the SAG-AFTRA TV/Theatrical Committee approved a tentative agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) to bring an end to the 118-day actors strike, in Burbank, California, US, 8 November 8, 2023.

Another Marvel superhero film, ‘Thunderbolts’, was pushed to July 2025, and ‘Blade’ was postponed until November 2025.

The 118-day actors strike shut down production of scripted TV shows and movies. After a tentative labor agreement was reached on Wednesday, studios and actors are working out schedules to finish uncompleted projects.

Outside of Marvel, Disney moved the debut of ‘Mufasa: The Lion King’ to December 2024, five months later than originally planned.

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