More Marvel Movies Delayed, Canceled Entirely

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John Krasinski as Mr. Fantastic. Deadpool putting his hands to his face in surprise.

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We reported on Tuesday that the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) film, Blade, would be delayed after halting production to avoid disaster.  Just weeks after the film lost its director, Bassam Tariq, Mahershala Ali (Blade) was reportedly unhappy with the action sequences and requested major script rewrites.

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Outside sources are also concerned that Blade’s producer and Marvel President Kevin Feige is spreading himself too thin, which rings all the more true after an announcement today. Just hours after announcing that Avengers: Secret Wars will release in 2026 instead of 2025, The Walt Disney Company announced that production delays have also impacted other film releases.

John Krasinski as Reed Richards
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Deadpool 3, which doesn’t have an official name yet, has been moved from September 6, 2024, to November 8, 2024. Fantastic Four was hit with an even harder delay, moving from November 8, 2024, to February 14, 2025.

Because Avengers: Secret Wars was moved from November 7, 2025, to May 1, 2026, a mysterious untitled Marvel movie has been removed from The Walt Disney Company’s release schedule entirely. From Nexstar reporter Scott Gustin:

Disney and Marvel released a new film schedule with big changes: Blade moves from 11/3/23 to 9/6/24 Deadpool moves from 9/6/24 to 11/8/24 Fantasic Four moves from 11/8/24 to 2/14/25 Avengers: Secret Wars moves from 11/7/25 to 5/1/26 Untitled Marvel movie for 5/1/26 removed

More on Deadpool (2016)

Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool
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Marvel fans have plenty of time to catch up on 20th Century Studios Deadpool, which became part of The Walt Disney Company umbrella with a multibillion-dollar acquisition in 2020. The film stars Ryan Reynolds and even the controversial Gina Carano of Star Wars fame. From Disney Plus: 

Based upon Marvel Comics most unconventional anti-hero, ‘Deadpool’ tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life. 
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