‘Avengers: Kang Dynasty,’ ‘Thunderbolts,’ ‘Captain America 4,’ ‘Avatar’ Movies Delayed Due to WGA Strike, ‘Star Wars’ Added to Schedule

Shannen Ace

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‘Avengers: Kang Dynasty,’ ‘Thunderbolts,’ ‘Captain America 4,’ ‘Avatar’ Movies Delayed Due to WGA Strike, ‘Star Wars’ Added to Schedule

Disney has moved the release dates of several upcoming films amidst the ongoing Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike, Deadline shared.

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The adjusted release dates include Marvel films like “Avengers: Kang Dynasty,” which has been moved from May 2025 to May 2026, and “Avengers: Secret Wars,” pushed to 2027. Also on the list are “Blade,” “Captain America: Brave New World” (recently renamed), and “Thunderbolts.” The latter recently halted production due to the WGA strike. “Deadpool 3,” on the other hand, has actually been moved from November 8, 2024, to May 3, 2024.

The next three “Avatar” films have also been delayed.

Untitled “Alien” and “Star Wars” films have been added to the release schedule.

Here is the full list of updated release dates:

  • Deadpool 3 – May 3, 2024
  • “Captain America: Brave New World” – July 26, 2024 (moved from May 3)
  • Untitled “Alien” Movie (20th Century Fox) – August 16, 2024
  • Untitled Disney Movie – September 6, 2024
  • “The Amateur” (20th Century Fox) – November 8, 2024
  • “Thunderbolts” – December 20, 2024 (moved from July 26)
  • “Blade” – February 14, 2025 (moved from Sep. 6, 2024)
  • Untitled Disney Movie – March 21, 2025
  • Fantastic Four – May 2, 2025 (moved from Feb. 14)
  • Live-action “Moana” – June 27, 2025
  • Untitled Disney Movie – July 25, 2025
  • Untitled Disney Movie – August 8, 2025
  • Untitled Disney Movie – November 7, 2025
  • Avatar 3 – December 19, 2025 (moved from Dec. 20, 2024)
  • “Avengers: Kang Dynasty” – May 1, 2026 (moved from May 2, 2025)
  • Untitled “Star Wars” film – May 22, 2026 (previously Dec. 19, 2025)
  • Untitled “Star Wars” film – December 18, 2026
  • “Avengers: Secret Wars” – May 7, 2027 (moved from May 1, 2026)
  • Avatar 4 – December 21, 2029
  • Avatar 5 – December 19, 2031

WGA Strike

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Members of the Writers Guild of America overwhelmingly voted to strike last month as negotiations with studios and streaming services reached a stalemate.

Writers have been picketing in Los Angeles and New York since May 2. They are seeking increased wage floors, viewership transparency from streamers, and protections against the use of artificial intelligence, among other issues.

The WGA wrote in their announcement of the strike, “Here is what all writers know: the companies have broken this business. They have taken so much from the very people, the writers, who have made them wealthy. But what they cannot take from us is each other, our solidarity, our mutual commitment to save ourselves and this profession that we love. We had hoped to do this through reasonable conversation. Now we will do it through struggle. For the sake of our present and our future, we have been given no other choice.”

They spent six weeks negotiating with Netflix, Amazon, Apple, Disney, Discovery-Warner, NBC Universal, Paramount, and Sony under the umbrella of the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP).

In a statement provided to Deadline, the AMPTP said they “presented a comprehensive package proposal to the Guild last night which included generous increases in compensation for writers as well as improvements in streaming residuals.”

“The AMPTP member companies remain united in their desire to reach a deal that is mutually beneficial to writers and the health and longevity of the industry,” they added, “and to avoid hardship to the thousands of employees who depend upon the industry for their livelihoods. The AMPTP is willing to engage in discussions with the WGA in an effort to break this logjam.”

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  • Shannen Michaelsen

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