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Deadpool 3’s Ryan Reynolds mocks SAG-AFTRA’s new rules for actors celebrating Halloween, fans & critics call it, “foolish mandate”

Deadpool 3’s Ryan Reynolds mocks SAG-AFTRA’s new rules for actors celebrating Halloween, fans & critics call it, “foolish mandate”

Ryan Reynolds has taken a dig at SAG-AFTRA for releasing a guide instructing union members not to dress up as Barbie, Wednesday Addams, or consider any other costume from struck work projects for 2023’s Halloween. The Actors union has offered a few tips & tricks to avoid breaking the strike rules. But several film critics & fans have also joined the Deadpool 3 star in questioning the reasoning behind the rule while also remaining in support of the ongoing strike over fair pay from Hollywood studios.

After rounds of negotiations earlier this month, the SAG-AFTRA’s meetings over the actor’s contract asking for fair pay were suspended by AMPTP on October 11. While efforts continue to end the Actors Strike before Christmas, studios face heat after their CEOs exited negotiations. With the finish line nowhere in sight, SAG appears to be tightening its grip over Actors inadvertently promoting struck projects.

The new strike rule by SAG-AFTRA informs actors to “choose costumes inspired by generalized characters and figures (ghost, zombie, spider, etc).” Or SAG members can dress up as characters from non-struck content, like an animated TV show for Halloween.

Considering the streaming audiences’ interest in series like Invincible season 2, Spy X Family and Castlevania to name a few, it is likely actors would opt for costumes from such fan-favorite projects. Nonetheless, the response towards the rule has been criticism like Ryan Reynolds joking about calling his 8-year-old “scab”. Readers can check it out below.

Due to the overwhelming interest in Barbenheimer, the general reaction online indicates many actors looked forward to dressing up as Ken or a mix of Oppenheimer and Barbie with a shade of pink to highlight the Greta Gerwig-helmed project and brown trench coat from Cillian Murphy‘s character attire.

Speaking of Reynolds, his upcoming buddy cop feature alongside Hugh Jackman has been the topic of dissent for moviegoers. As of now, Deadpool 3 will not be released in May 2024 due to the strike delaying its production. However, some journalists like Collider’s Steven Weintraub insist the change of premiere date is just rumors and it could still hit theaters in May if the SAG strike is resolved soon.

The Actors Strike continues to impact several significant blockbusters lined up for release in the coming months. The Marvels featuring Brie Larson is one of the projects currently tracking a low domestic debut, which many attribute to the lack of promotions due to actors being unable to engage in press junkets.




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