Disney has decided to delay the releases of Blade, Deadpool 3, Fantastic Four and other major Marvel properties. As per Variety, Blade has moved from November 3, 2023, to September 6, 2024, which created a ripple on the rest of the MCU. Deadpool 3: Hugh Jackman Returning as Wolverine in Ryan Reynolds’ Marvel Film; Releases on September 6, 2024 (Watch Video).
Deadpool 3 has relocated from September 6, 2024, to November 8, 2024. The film stars Ryan Reynolds and has lured Hugh Jackman out of retirement as Wolverine. Shawn Levy will helm the project. Fantastic Four has shifted from November 8, 2024, to February 14, 2025. The film, one of Marvel’s most anticipated, has yet to cast the four leads, but has WandaVision director Matt Shakman attached to direct.
An untitled Marvel film has been pushed from February 14, 2025, to November 7, 2025; Avengers: Secret Wars has been delayed from November 7, 2025, to May 1, 2026; and another untitled Marvel film set for May 1, 2026 has been removed from Disney’s calendar. Avengers – Secret Wars: Loki and Doctor Strange 2 Writer Michael Waldron to Pen Marvel Studios’ Superhero Ensemble – Reports.
In non-comic book news, Searchlight’s historical drama Chevalier, starring Kelvin Harrison Jr. as the musician Chevalier de Saint-Georges, will open in theatres on April 7, 2023; Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes is set for May 24, 2024; and A Haunting in Venice is dated for September 15, 2023.
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige announced at San Diego Comic-Con in July that Fantastic Four would kick off Phase Six, which would make Blade and Deadpool 3 the final two films in Phase Five. The delay of Avengers: Secret Wars means that fans will no longer get two Avengers movies in the same year.
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