Thank God, the labor dispute of the powerful Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) union is over! The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) was able to make an offer on behalf of the Hollywood studios and streaming services that meets SAG-AFTRA’s demands.
This means that work on the first productions can resume immediately. In addition to “Beetlejuice 2”, the Marvel production “Deadpool 3” is one of the projects with the highest priority. Originally, the mercenary with the big mouth was supposed to celebrate his big premiere in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) on May 1, 2024. However, this date was initially canceled without replacement, as it was not yet clear how long the actors’ strike would last.
What the end of the SAG-AFTRA labor dispute also means – and this is currently far more important than any cinema release: Hollywood’s superstars are finally allowed to speak personally about their film and series productions again and do PR work for their studios. And this is exactly what Ryan Reynolds, who is already extremely media-savvy, used to unveil a very special new addition for “Deadpool 3”. And he also raised hopes for an earlier cinema release than recently expected:
“Did Dogpool save the day? Not a chance in gremlin hell. But she IS currently causing Disney plushy merch department nightmares. Coming with the movie, summer 2024.”
And now there’s the first official image, revealed via the Dogpool Instagram account:
“Looks like an avocado, tastes like dog poop.”
Aren’t they adorable? Dogpool has clearly taken a fancy to Wade Wilson, aka Deadpool. But be warned, the cheeky dog may look harmless, but he is in fact a waschectes member of the Deadpool Corps. More on that later.
Fortunately, the wait for a new theatrical release has also come to an end and fans won’t have to be patient much longer: “Deadpool 3” will be released in cinemas on July 26, 2024 and will actually be the only MCU film next year. “Captain America: Brave New World” had to vacate its slot again, but will not get its old one back, but will be released in cinemas on February 14, 2025. And while you’re at it, take another look at the announcement teaser for “Deadpool 3” in the video, for old times’ sake.
“Deadpool 3”: Who the hell is Dogpool?
A damn good question, isn’t it? At least for all those who have nothing to do with the comics and focus purely on the cinematic MCU. But don’t worry, Dogpool is not a half-baked attempt by Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige to tap into a new audience. In fact, this cute little animal is a legitimate member of the Deadpool Corps from the comics. Admittedly, the comic book Dogpool looks a little scarier and not quite as unsightly as the big screen version, but it can’t help its looks either. Just like his other Deadpool versions, Dogpool can heal himself. Within the Deadpool Corps, he is closest to Kidpool (!), another strange character.
Fans can definitely look forward to seeing what the movie Dogpool is capable of other than looking weird. Plus, his confirmation is another hint at a potential road trip across the multiverse.
And you thought Hugh Jackman’s return as Wolverine and the countless other rumors of a reunion with Ben Affleck’s Daredevil, Nicolas Cage’s Ghost Rider and Channing Tatum’s Gambit, who was never allowed to see the light of day, were already crazy. If you’ve now lost your heart to Dogpool, you can follow her on Instagram. You can also stream the first two “Deadpool” films via Disney+.