Ryan Reynolds ‘Deadpool 3’ Is Set to Film in January if the SAG-AFTRA Strike Concludes, Delivering More Outrageous Anti-Hero Antics

Published 10/30/2023, 7:57 AM EDT

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Ryan Reynolds starrer Deadpool 3 has been creating a lot of buzz even before its release. However, the aspirations of millions of Deadpool supporters plummeted to the ground when the strikes took over the streets of Hollywood. Several actors and writers with picket signs marched toward the studios, demanding better pay and equal rights. Now, with the WGA strike is out of the picture and SAG-AFTRA is rumored to be coming to an end soon.

Since the film’s announcement, there has been a lot of anticipation about the Ryan Reynolds starrer. And now, an insider has revealed an important tidbit about the film that will delight fans.

Will Ryan Reynolds’s Deadpool 3 start filming in January 2024?

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Deadline has recently revealed that Deadpool 3 will resume production in January, which was 50% complete before the strike began. This comes after the talks between SAG-AFTRA and AMPTP that began on Sunday, expected to result in a new deal that would end the 108-day strike. According to a guild member, the negotiations have given a “feeling of optimism” for it to end once and for all. However, the situation remains fluid due to the complexity of the strikes.

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A slew of high-profile actors, including Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Sarah Paulson, Chelsea Handler, and others, showed their support. Further, they have proclaimed their desire to strike the SAG-AFTRA committee if a fair resolution is not reached. A source also stated that SAG-AFTRA still has a considerable amount of work to do in order to offer fair streaming revenue residuals to the 160,000 powerful unions. Further, the studios’ use of artificial intelligence protects actors’ rights. The most challenging part is coming to an agreement that benefits both parties.

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Along with Deadpool 3, there were many other movies that were impacted because of the strikes, including Jenna Ortega’s upcoming one.

The future of this Jenna Ortega movie is also under question

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The Hollywood entertainment industry received a significant setback when the WGA and SAG-AFTRA announced a complete suspension of all productions in their first strike since 1980. The first one to come under the radar was Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman’s Deadpool 3. However, Jenna Ortega’s Beetlejuice 2 was less than two days away from completion when the strikes began as per director Tim Burton.

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The famed filmmaker noted in an interview with Variety in September 2023 that now that the strikes are in full swing, the viewers would have to wait for production to resume. Surprisingly, Michael Keaton will reprise his iconic role from 1988 in the planned sequel. The film became a cult favorite and starred Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis as a pair. In the second installment, Winona Ryder and Jenna Ortega will play new characters in the afterlife fantasy drama.

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Do you think Deadpool 3 will grace the screens in January? Let us know in the comments below.

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Sakshi Singh

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Sakshi Singh is a Hollywood News reporter at Netflix Junkie. Her love towards Hollywood and the entertainment industry began when she came across Mindhunter and the thrilling series opened her eyes to the power of storytelling. Her background in law saw her first foray into the world of writing through several published articles in law journals.

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