‘Avengers’ Sequels Pushed to 2026, 2027; ‘Deadpool 3’ Moves Up to May 2024

Other MCU titles being pushed back include “Captain America: Brave New World,” “Thunderbolts,” “Blade” and “Fantastic Four”

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Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool (Credit: Disney/Marvel)

Disney is pushing back the release of several of its upcoming Marvel films.

According to the entertainment giant’s latest release schedule, “Avengers: The Kang Dynasty,” which was originally slated for May 2, 2025, will now premiere on May 1, 2026. Additionally, “Avengers: Secret Wars” will move from May 1, 2026, to May 7, 2027.

Also being pushed back are “Captain America: Brave New World” from May 3, 2024, to July 26, 2024; “Thunderbolts” from July 26, 2024, to Dec. 20, 2024, becoming Disney’s first MCU film with a holiday release date; the Mahershala Ali-fronted “Blade,” which will move from Sept. 6, 2024, to Feb. 14, 2025; and “Fantastic Four,” which moves from Feb. 14 to May 2, 2025.

Meanwhile, the highly anticipated third installment of “Deadpool” starring Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman has moved up its release date to May 3, 2024, from Nov. 8, 2024.

The latest changes to the Marvel film slate comes after “Blade,” “Fantastic Four,” “Deadpool” and “Avengers: Secret Wars” were already delayed in October. In May, Marvel shut down pre-production on “Blade” due to the Writers Guild of America strike.

Additionally, Disney is delaying “Avatar 3” from Dec. 20, 2024, to Dec. 19, 2025; “Avatar 4” from Dec. 18, 2026, to Dec. 21, 2029; and “Avatar 5” from Dec. 22, 2028, to Dec. 19, 2031.

It will also release two currently untitled “Star Wars” movies on May 22 and Dec. 18, 2026 and its live-action remake of “Moana” in June 2025.