Hollywood has officially been shut down as SAG-AFTRA formally announced its first film and television strike since 1980 at a press conference at its Los Angeles headquarters on Thursday. While the WGA has been on strike since May and certainly impacted a number of productions — particularly in television — the work stoppage from the actors will grind Hollywood to a complete halt. Some major films were still in production at the time of the strike, from Marvel sequels to huge franchises, but those are now on pause, putting their release dates in jeopardy depending on how long the SAG-AFTRA strike will last. Here are all the movies currently being affected by the strike.
Deadpool 3 (Marvel Studios)
Ryan Reynolds set the internet on fire when he released the first pic of Hugh Jackman in his classic Wolverine suit. However, the production of the third “Deadpool” movie has shut down, and the superhero film still had weeks of filming to go with production initially scheduled to wrap in September.
Beetlejuice 2 (Warner Bros. Discovery)
The highly anticipated sequel starring Michael Keaton and Jenna Ortega had wrapped its UK portion of the production. However, the strike will affect the U.S. portion of the sequel’s production.
Juror No. 2 (Warner Bros. Discovery)
Nicholas Hoult and Toni Collette star in a legal drama directed by Clint Eastwood about a juror who begins to suspect that he may have caused the victim’s death.
Gladiator 2 (Paramount)
“Aftersun” star and Oscar Nominee Paul Mescal is starring in the “Gladiator” sequel directed by Sir Ridley Scott, which is pausing production in Malta due to the strike. The film also stars Denzel Washington, Pedro Pascal and Connie Nielsen.
The Amateur (20th Century Studios)
Rami Malek stars in the 20th Century Studios thriller “Amateur,” which centers on a CIA cryptographer who loses his wife in a London terrorist attack. After his bosses refuse to take direct action, he blackmails his own agency into training him to allow himself to do the job himself. Production in the UK will hit pause.
Wicked Part 1 (Universal)
John M. Chu directs the adaptation of the Broadway muscial which stars Ariana Grande as Glinda and Cynthia Erivo as Elphaba. The film is scheduled to be released on Christmas next year and will resume production after the strike is settled.
“Where the Crawdads Sing” actress Daisy Edgar-Jones stars in the sequel to 1996’s “Twister,” which centered on storm chasers. Given the combined storm of both the WGA and SAG strike, production will resume once that storm has passed.
The Killer (Universal)
Nathalie Emmanuel, best known for her roles as Ramsey in the “Fast & Furious” franchise and Missandei in HBO’s “Game Of Thrones,” stars in John Woo’s reimagining of his 1989 film “The Killer” for Universal Pictures. Peacock announced “The Killer” as one of three upcoming original films from Universal Pictures and is tentatively scheduled to premiere on the service this year.
Untitled Monster Movie Directed by Radio Silence (Universal)
After successfully reviving the “Scream” series at Paramount, the horror movie team at Radio Silence has signed on to direct and produce a new horror film for Universal, which will pause production due to the SAG-AFTRA strike.
It Ends With Us (Sony)
The film adaptation of Colleen Hoover’s novel “It Ends With Us” starring Blake Lively and Justin Baldoni previously halted production in the wake of the WGA writers’ strike.
Bad Boys 4 (Sony)
The fourth entry in the “Bad Boys” franchise starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence was in the midst of production with only a few weeks left to wrap principal photography when the SAG strike auhtorization was called.
Mission: Impossible Dead Reckoning Part 2 (Paramount)
The eighth and final installment in the Tom Cruise mega franchise was supposed to start up production again after the promotional window for “Mission 7” was done. Even Ethan Hunt would currently find the mission impossible to bridge the gap between the AMPTP and the Hollywood labor guilds.
Kraven the Hunter (Sony)
“Kraven the Hunter,” which stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson as the bloodthirsty hunter and Spider-Man nemesis, is being moved from an October 2023 release to Labor Day weekend 2024.
Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse (Sony)
“Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse,” which was set for a March 2024 release, is now undated with a new release date set to be announced after the strike is resolved.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife (Sony)
“Ghosbusters: Afterlife” will move from its original December 20, 2023, release date to next Easter weekend 2024.
“Challengers,” the romantic melodrama set in the world of professional tennis starring Zendaya, was slated for a Venice world premiere on Aug. 30 and a theatrical release on Sept. 15. The MGM-distributed feature has now vacated both dates, TheWrap has learned, setting a new theatrical opening day for April 26, 2024.
Drive Away Dolls (Focus)
“Drive Away Dolls,” the road trip crime romp from Ethan Coen, which was submitted for fall festivals, has been pushed from its September 22nd release to February 23rd, 2024.
Tron: Ares (Disney)
Sci-fi sequel “Tron: Ares,” like so much else in Hollywood, is now on hold indefinitely, said director Joachim Rønning lamented the “extremely frustrating” situation” on his Instagram account. The film was shut down on the first day of principal photography.
Dune: Part Two (Warner Bros. Discovery)
“Dune: Part Two,” the second half of a two-part theatrical adaptation of Frank Herbert’s first 500-page tome, has been pushed from Nov. 3, 2023 to March 15, 2024.
Godzilla x Kong: The Lost Empire (Warner Bros. Discovery)
Warner Bros. Discovery also delayed the release of “Godzilla x Kong: The Lost Empire” from the new “Dune 2” date from March 15, 2024 to April 12, 2024. The movie expands upon the iconic creatures from the studio’s Legendary Monsterverse crossover.
Lord of the Rings The War of the Rohirrim (Warner Bros. Discovery)
Since April 12 was originally the slot for the animated “Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim,” the animated action fantasy will now open on Dec. 13, 2024.