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When does ‘Deadpool 3’ come out? The official release date, confirmed

We have a new official release date again... again.

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The long-awaited return of Deadpool 3 is finally in sight!

The highly-anticipated threequel will be the first of the Deadpool movies to occur within the Marvel Cinematic Universe following Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox in 2019. The movie experienced a long swath of delays and lack of updates after it was initially announced, but following Ryan Reynolds’ reveal that Hugh Jackman is returning as Wolverine, the film has been full steam ahead with one exciting announcement after the last.

From the addition of several new characters, the return of familiar ones, and a revamped release date, it’s safe to say Deadpool 3 is one of the most anticipated films of the Multiverse Saga. However, on June 13 Disney almost threw a wrench in the Merc’s plans when it was announced that several films in the MCU’s Phases Five and Six were going to be pushed back, but thankfully Deadpool 3 emerged unscathed from that bombshell.

So, when exactly will the foul-mouthed assassin grace movie theaters everywhere? Here’s what you need to know.

What is the official release date for Deadpool 3?

Deadpool 3 will finally — and officially — hit theaters on May 3, 2024, six months earlier than its previous Nov. 8 release date, which is also a change from its original release date of Sept. 6, 2024. Indeed, at this point, the Merc with the Mouth has hopped, skipped, and jumped all over our 2024 calendars.

There’s no doubt that the film has experienced its fair share of strife. After writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick were fired and replaced with Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Logelin of Bob’s Burger only to be re-hired again, it was hit by the writers’ strike, which in turn affected how much Reynolds can play with improvisation. And that’s not even mentioning the two Disney calendar shuffles it endured. Without a doubt, the film has experienced almost as much trial and tribulation as Blade.

That being said, fans of the first two Deadpool films can sleep soundly at night knowing that over three-quarters of the cast from the first two films will return for the threequel, including members of the X-force. Best of all, the wait between The Marvels in November 2023 and Deadpool 3 is a very manageable six months, with just two months separating it from the next MCU blockbuster, Captain America: Brave New World.

Cody Raschella
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Cody Raschella

Cody Raschella is a Staff Writer and occasional Editor who has been with WGTC since 2021. He is a closeted Swiftie (shh), a proud ‘Drag Race’ fan (yas), and a hopeless optimist (he still has faith in the MCU). His passion for writing has carried him across various mediums including journalism, copywriting, and creative writing, the latter of which has been recognized by Writer’s Digest. He received his bachelor's degree from California State University, Northridge.