Last week, it was announced that Marvel/Disney would be cancelling the Prague shoot for The Falcon & The Winter Soldier over coronavirus concerns.
Yesterday, it was reported by Variety that Disney is not only pausing their feature film productions (including Shang-Chi), but they’re being cautious with their live-action Marvel series for Disney+ too.
That includes Falcon, WandaVision, and Loki which were all in various filming stages in Atlanta, Georgia.
Loki had only recently started filming while the other two shows started-up in the fall.
Tom Hiddleson leads a supporting cast that includes Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sophia Di Martino, and the newly added Richard E. Grant (reportedly only invovled for a single episode).
They add that shows in pre-production such as She-Hulk, Moon Knight, Hawkeye, and Ms Marvel will be worked on remotely.
How long the production pauses will ultimately last is unclear and if shows will be able to make their targeted release dates.
This could have a huge impact on upcoming productions and release dates if this moves into the summer. Fans should be preparing themselves for potential delays for 2021 movies and beyond, along with exercising patience during this health and safety precautionary measure.
I wouldn’t be terribly shocked if we end up seeing delays for Doctor Strange 2, Thor: Love & Thunder, and Spider-Man 3.
Star Wars series The Mandalorian recently wrapped it’s second season, so that project seems to be in the clear depending if people can work on the series’ post-production and editing.
We’ll certainly keep everyone posted with updates on the situation.