# Disney’s Upcoming Film Schedule: Deadpool 3 Becomes Lone MCU Release in 2024
## Release Date Reshuffle for Disney’s Marvel Slate
In an unexpected announcement, Disney has reshaped the landscape of their movie release schedule, placing **Deadpool 3** in a unique spot as the **singular Disney MCU film slated for release in 2024**. Originally set to grace the screens were *Captain America: Brave New World* and *Thunderbolts*, both of which have now been postponed to 2025. This leaves *Deadpool 3* alone to carry the baton for Disney’s Marvel cinematic endeavors in the 2024 calendar year.
## Shifting Superheroes: Captain America and Thunderbolts
Audiences will have to wait a bit longer for their superhero fix, as *Captain America: Brave New World* has shifted its premiere from the summer heat of July 26, 2024, to a Valentine’s Day release on February 14, 2025. Meanwhile, *Thunderbolts* finds its new home on July 25, 2025, after being nudged from its original December 2024 spot.
## Blade’s New Dawn and Fantastic Four Firm on 2025
*Blade* fans will experience a longer hiatus with the film’s launch date moving from February to November 7, 2025. As a result of these changes, two previously unspecified films earmarked for the now-occupied *Thunderbolts* and *Blade* dates have been completely removed from Disney’s schedule. Not all dates have been juggled, however – *Fantastic Four* stands firm with its expected debut on May 2, 2025.
## The Fate of Deadpool 3 Amid Strikes
Despite the shifts within Disney’s MCU lineup, *Deadpool 3* manages to retain a slot in 2024, albeit with a slight delay. Instead of a May release, the sarcastic mercenary will return to the silver screen on July 26. This decision comes after director Shawn Levy voiced concerns back in October about hitting the anticipated May 2024 release due to complications arising from an actors’ strike.
## Mufasa Roars into the Winter of 2024
Joining the slew of date adjustments, Disney’s much-anticipated *Lion King* spin-off titled *Mufasa* secures a festive release on December 20, 2024. This move positions the film for a potential holiday blockbuster status.
## Sony’s Stake in the Superhero Arena: New Venom 3 Date
Turning to Disney’s competitor, Sony Pictures is also readjusting its calendar. The studio announces that *Venom 3* will now premiere a little later in the year, on November 8, 2024, subsequent to the conclusion of the SAG-AFTRA actors’ strike. This new date resumes the production momentum for the sequel. Sony’s superhero lineup for that year also includes *Madame Web*, arriving on Valentine’s Day, and *Kraven the Hunter*, set for an August 30 debut. With these films, Sony aims to leave a considerable imprint on the 2024 superhero movie landscape, contrasting sharply with Disney and DC, who will each only release one comic book film – *Deadpool 3* and *Joker: Folie à Deux* (October 4, 2024), respectively.
Stay tuned for more updates on these anticipated titles as new information emerges.