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Deadpool 3 to start production again following end of actors strike

Deadpool 3 to start production again following end of actors strike

The end of the screen actors guild strike means that Deadpool 3 can restart production following a halt in July.

MCU fans may be the most overjoyed at the end of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) strike as it means Deadpool 3 can restart production.

It has already been five years since Reynold’s broke the fourth wall as the Merc with a Mouth in the well-received Deadpool 2.

With the third film, it will finally bring the character into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, following Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox.

While filming had started earlier this year, the Ryan Reynolds-led film production was halted in mid-July after SAG joined the Hollywood writers already on strike.

However, on Wednesday (November 8) the SAG-AFTRA union and the Alliance of Motion Picture and TV Producers (AMPTP) announced that it had reached a ‘tentative agreement’ with the world's biggest studios, with the strike to coming to a close on 9 November.

The strike brought Hollywood to a standstill and estimated to have cost the southern California economy more than $6.5 billion and over 45,000 entertainment industry jobs, according to Deadline.

The strikes also caused a knock-on effect in industry, resulting in multiple shows and movies facing scheduling delays.

While filming had started earlier this year, the Ryan Reynolds-led film production was halted in mid-July.
Twentieth Century Fox

In the new deal, the concerns surrounding the use of artificial intelligence have been addressed, as actors fears they could be replaced of have their images used by studios.

In their statement, the union said: "We have arrived at a contract that will enable SAG-AFTRA members from every category to build sustainable careers.

"Many thousands of performers now and into the future will benefit from this work."

The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) also said: "It gives Sag-Aftra the biggest contract-on-contract gains in the history of the union, including the largest increase in minimum wages in the last 40 years; a brand new residual for streaming programmes; extensive consent and compensation protections in the use of artificial intelligence; and sizeable contract increases on items across the board.

Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool 2.
Twentieth Century Fox

"The AMPTP is pleased to have reached a tentative agreement and looks forward to the industry resuming the work of telling great stories."

Before production shutdown, Deadpool 3 had reportedly shot around 50 percent of its content and will resume early this week 'or in very near future' according to a report by Deadline.

However, Disney or Marvel Studios have not officially commented on the situation.

Deadpool 3 was initially scheduled to be release on 4 May 2024 before being pushed to 26 July, Deadline reports.

Featured Image Credit: Disney / Marvel

Topics: Film and TV, Deadpool