Hollywood studios and the actors’ union negotiated an end to a months-long strike Wednesday, meaning production of major films could restart in the coming days or weeks, Deadline reported, though a long list of films like the live-action Snow White, Pixar’s Eilo and Venom 3 will feel the impacts for years to come as they work to finish production by their pushed-back release dates.
Prestige drama Magazine Dreams has been pulled from Disney’s release schedule all together as its star, Jonathan Majors, prepares to stand trial in a domestic violence case.
Mission:Impossible and A Quiet Place: Day One had their release dates pushed back last week and are among a list of dozens of feature films that won’t premiere on time due to work stoppages.
Actors were on strike for almost four months as they battled with studios over streaming residual payments, limiting the use of artificial intelligence in Hollywood productions, wage increases and extended healthcare coverage.
The start of the actors’ strike on July 14 coincided with a work stoppage by writers that together brought almost all TV and movie production to a halt this summer and delayed the release of original programming across network television, movie studios and streaming services.
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The end of the actors strike means some of Hollywood’s biggest productions will resume filming as soon as possible, with titles like It Ends With Us, Deadpool 3, Gladiator 2, Beetlejuice 2, Venom 3 and Clint Eastwood’s Juror No. 2 at the top of the list, Deadline reported.
$500 million. That’s how much Warner Bros. Discovery said it expects to cut from its adjusted earnings “predominantly due to the impact of the strikes.” The strikes were estimated to have cost California’s economy an estimated $3 billion as of August 9.
Movies Delayed By The 2023 Hollywood Strikes
The Bikeriders—The adaptation of Danny Lyon’s book of the same name starring Austin Butler and Tom Hardy has been indefinitely postponed from its original December 1 release date.
Poor Things—The Searchlight Pictures film starring Emma Stone will now premiere on December 8, 2023 after pushing an initial premiere date set for September, according to The Wrap.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom—The second Aquaman movie has been delayed three times since it was first announced and is now scheduled to release Friday, December 22.
White Bird—The film starring Helen Mirren and Gillian Anderson didn’t premiere this August as expected and is now slated for a fourth quarter release with no specific date set, Deadline reported.
The Book of Clarence— A Biblical film starring LaKeith Stanfield and Benedict Cumberbatch that was originally slated for release in September 2023 will now premiere January 12, 2024.
Dune: Part Two—Warner Bros. announced that the second Dune movie has been delayed from its original November 3 theatrical release date to March 15, 2024 in hopes the actors (Timothée Chalamet, Austin Butler, Zendaya and Florence Pugh) will be able to promote the film after the strike ends.
Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire—Warner Bros. delayed the release of the Godzilla vs. Kong sequel by a month, moving its March 2024 debut date to April 12, 2024.
Deadpool 3—The third installment of Ryan Reynolds’ Marvel series had its original November release date pushed to May 3, 2024.
A Quiet Place: Day One—Paramount Pictures has pushed the A Quiet Place prequel starring Lupita Nyong’o from March 8, 2024 to June 28, 2024.
Captain America: Brave New World—The first Captain America movie starring Anthony Mackie had its release date pushed to July 26, 2024 from an original release of May 3.
Kraven the Hunter—Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s Sony film has been delayed nearly 10 months and will now open August 10, 2024.
Transformers One—The animated addition to the Transformers franchise has been moved from its July 2024 premiere date to a nationwide release set for September 13, 2024.
Venom 3—Tom Hardy’s superhero film was moved from a July 14, 2024 release date to November 8 the same year .
The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim—The animated Lord of the Rings film by New Line has been moved to a December 13, 2024 premiere from its original debut date of April 12.
Thunderbolts—The film about a misfit gang of Marvel superheroes recruited to go on missions for the government will release December 20, 2024, a six-month delay from its original July 26 date.
Blade—A stand-alone film for a Marvel character most recently introduced in Eternals was pushed from November of 2023 to September 6, 2024 and now to February 14, 2025, according to Deadline.
Snow White–Disney’s live-action remake of the animated classic has had its release moved from March 22, 2024 to March 21, 2025.
Fantastic Four—The newest rendition of Fantastic Four was moved from an original debut date of November 8, 2024 to early 2025 and then again to May 2, 2025 amid the strikes.
Mission: Impossible—The eighth Mission: Impossible movie, a follow-up to summer’s Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One, has had its release date pushed from June 28, 2024 to May 23, 2025.
Dirty Dancing sequel—An untitled sequel to the 1987 film Dirty Dancing has been pushed from February 9, 2024 into summer 2025.
Elio—Disney-Pixar’s scheduled animated movie has been pushed more than a year—from March 1, 2024, to June 13, 2025.
Avatar 3—The release date for the third installment in the record-breaking franchise was pushed back to December of 2025, with further sequels slated for 2029 and 2031—three years later than previously announced.
Star Wars—Though it did not specify which of its in-production films would be released on what date, Lucasfilm did say the next three Star Wars movies are slated for 2026 and 2027. One was pushed from December of 2025 to May 2026 and the other will be released December 18, 2026. The third is still on track for its original December 17, 2027 opening date.
Avengers: The Kang Dynasty—It will have been seven years since the last Avengers film by the time The Kang Dynasty releases on May 1, 2026, a year after its original release date of May 2, 2025.
Avengers: Secret Wars—The following Avengers flick will be released May 7, 2027—delaying its originally planned release date by a year.
El Muerto—The Spider-Man spinoff set to star musician Bad Bunny was removed from Sony Pictures’ release schedule during the WGA strike, Deadline reported.
Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse—Originally set to open in March of 2024, Beyond the Spider-Verse has been removed from Sony’s calendar and will be rescheduled for a later date.