‘Deadpool 3’ is on its way and the filmmaker Shawn Levy expects that the well-known Hollywood Strike can get a key that can permit him to continue working on his upcoming Action film.
The industry has almost come to a halt and the levy is at the halfway point after members of the Writers Guild of America and the SAG-AFTRA Actors Society stepped out in a continuing conflict for pay and conditions.
While having a conversation with Deadline, the filmmaker revealed that he is worried and hopes the unions can reach an agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) to restart film production.
He said, “Like the rest of our industry, or at least a large swath of it, we’re paused. We’re halfway through filming Deadpool, co-starring Wolverine,”
“It was a joy every day and that chemistry is as relentless as we all hoped it would be.” “Our crew and the rest of us are awaiting a fair and equitable deal that ends these strikes and puts this industry, inclusive of our movie, back at work,” Shawn said.
“I wasn’t going to mess with the DNA of that franchise,” he said. “Our movie is raw, audacious, very much R-rated, and we went to great lengths to not shoot it on sound stages with digital environments. We wanted something that felt grounded, real.” The filmmaker added.
He continued, “You put Hugh Jackman in his most iconic character alongside Ryan Reynolds in his most iconic character; it’s more of a descendant of ‘Midnight Run’, and 4’8 Hours’, and ‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles’ more than it’s a descendant of ‘Airplane’.”
The Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi film which is penned by Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, Zeb Wells, and Ryan Reynolds will hit theaters on May 3, 2024, but if production doesn’t ramp back up shortly then it’s unlikely to reach that date.