'Deadpool 3', 'Mission: Impossible 8' and 'Venom 3' stopped due to actors' strike

‘Deadpool 3’, ‘Mission: Impossible 8’ and ‘Venom 3′ stopped due to actors’ strike

All over the world, Hollywood tentacles are closing down. Wonder Deadpool 3by Ridley Scott Gladiator sequel and the eighth of Tom Cruise Mission Impossible the film is among the projects on hold as the actors’ strike begins.

The SAG-AFTRA outage comes two months after a writers’ strike hampered the TV business and delayed several films. Now the film business also comes to a halt, though the studios are trying to get the ball rolling with what they’ve already shot as they make plans to resume production down the road.

At Marvel Studios, which has more movies and TV shows in post-production, this is an ethic studio head Kevin Feige and co-president Louis D’Esposito shared in an email to staff on Thursday.

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“We recognize how much you have all done for your specific projects and it is disappointing when carefully laid out plans need to change, but constant change is the nature of the manufacturing business and our teams are no strangers to unexpected challenges and evolving to meet them” Feige and D’Esposito wrote.”We deeply appreciate all of your efforts to make the best of the situation and can all hope that a new deal will be finalized soon so we can resume the great work we have underway.”

The studios had long known that a strike was a possibility, and some films had contingency plans in place in the event of a strike. A production source notes that scenes in their film were pre-loaded with a key player they knew would not be available in the fall due to a series commitment following the end of a potential strike.

One area where work can potentially continue is animation, particularly for projects launching in 2025 and beyond. As is common practice, animators might have people in their studio record temporary vocals about upcoming projects to help inform the work, with SAG-AFTRA actors recording their lines later. Animated films aiming for a 2024 release, however, may be more likely to be at a point in production where actors would be needed to record final dialogue. Movies scheduled for release in 2024 include Kung fu pandas 4 (8th of March), Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse on June 3 (although that was already likely to change, even before the strike), despicable me 4 (July 3) and Transformers One (September 13).

Here are the features The Hollywood Reporter confirmed they are stopping filming. Others who filmed, for example Cockroach juice 2, by Clint Eastwood Juror #2 and Mortal combat supposedly they are stopping, but DAY has not independently confirmed that this is the case.

Deadpool 3 (Disney/Marvel)
Release date: May 3, 2024

Before the writers’ strike began on May 1, Marvel Studios was preparing to put three feature films into production, but ultimately only Deadpool 3 he had a script ready. (Lightning AND Lama I’m on hold indefinitely). The feature film, starring Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman, began shooting in London at the end of May, with other stars including Matthew Macfadyen and Emma Corrin, as well as returning Dead Pool regulars like Stefan Kapicic and Brianna Hildebrand. Free boy AND The Adam Project director Shawn Levy directs.

Gladiator 2 (Fundamental)
Release date: November 24, 2024

Twenty years later GladiatorRidley Scott is about halfway through filming on its sequel, which began shooting in June and is filming in locations including Morocco and Malta. In the cast Paul Mescal, Pedro Pascal, Connie Nielsen and Denzel Washington. The production already suffered a halt in June after an accident hospitalized several crew members.

Lillo & Stitch (Disney)
Release date: TBA

Principal photography on the 2002 animated film remake began in Hawaii in April, with newcomer Maia Kealoha set to star as Lilo.

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part 2 (Fundamental)
Release date: June 28, 2024

The film was already on a scheduled hiatus so that Tom Cruise, director Christopher McQuarrie and other cast members could embark on a global press tour. The strike will delay when filming resumes as he aims for a release date in 11 months.

Poison 3 (Sony)
Release date: TBA

Production began in late June in Spain, with Tom Hardy re-teaming with his longtime writing partner Kelly Marcel for the third film Poison. Marcel is in the director’s chair for the first time. Juno Temple and Chiwetel Ejiofor are newcomers to the franchise this time around, with little else known about the script, which Marcel wrote after collaborating with Hardy on the story.

Untitled F1 drama (Apple)
Release date: TBA

Principal photography on the Brad Pitt-Damson Idris film began in early July, with director Joseph Kosinski and cinematographer Claudio Miranda. They aim to put cameras in racing cars, like they did with fighter jets Top Gun: nonconformist.

Borys Kit contributed to this story.