Deadpool 3, Blade & Other MCU Release Dates Pushed Back

Marvel Phase 5 and 6 will be getting a release date reshuffle since the wave of announcements landed during the summer’s San Diego Comic-Con. Disney will be altering the release dates for four MCU titles, including the Blade Reboot. 

Led by Mahershala Ali, the film is expected to land in cinemas on September 6, 2024, almost a full year from its original November 3, 2023. As for Deadpool 3, which sees the return of Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine, the threequel has been shuffled back to November 8, 2024, more than two months after September 6, 2024. 

Thirdly, we’ve got the Fantastic Four film, a project still shrouded in secrecy. Originally scheduled to open up Phase 6 of the MCU on November 8, 2024, Deadpool 3’s new slot, the film will now debut on February 14, 2025. Then we move on to the final instalment in the Multiverse Saga; Avengers: Secret Wars. The film has been pushed back to May 1, 2026, instead of November 7, 2025, followed by Avengers: The Kang Dynasty on May 2, 2025, which remains unaffected by the shake-up. 

Jeff Sneider, the Senior Film Reporter with Collider, recently suggested via social media that the Blade reboot’s pre-production process had run into problems. According to Sneider, he was informed: “the current BLADE script is roughly 90 pages and features exactly TWO (lackluster) action sequences.”

Mahershala Ali, who took over the role from Wesley Snipes in 2019, was reported to be “very frustrated with the process. Feige said to be spread too thin. But hey, that’s just what sources are telling me. Don’t shoot the messenger.”

This followed Bassam Tariq’s exit from the film as director. “Due to continued shifts in our production schedule, Bassam is no longer moving forward as director of Blade but will remain an executive producer on the film,” Marvel revealed in a statement.

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Matt Bailey

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1 year ago

It’s never a good sign when a director leaves.