While production on Marvel Studios’ Disney+ series The Falcon & The Winter Solider had moved from Atlanta, Georgia to Prague, filming has halted and the crew has been told to go home according to TheHollywoodReporter.
The production snafu stems from coronavirus concerns and precautions in The Czech Republic.
The crew of Disney+’s upcoming Falcon & the Winter Soldier has been sent home from Prague over coronavirus concerns, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The news comes as the Czech Republic has reported 40 confirmed cases of coronavirus and has shut down its schools indefinitely and taken other measures to contain it.
This isn’t the first instance of coronavirus stalling productions as both Netflix’s Red Notice and Paramount’s Mission: Impossible 7 had to cancel planned shoots in Italy.
The Marvel series stars Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Daniel Bruhl, Emily VanCamp, Wyatt Russell, Cle Bennett, Carl Lumbly, Adepero Oduye, Miki Ishikawa, Desmond Chiam, and Noah Mills.
The Falcon & The Winter Soldier is expected to debut in August on Disney+, but it remains to be seen if these production hiccups will delay its air date.
Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Sam Wilson/Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) team up in a global adventure that tests their abilities—and their patience—in Marvel Studios’ The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. The series also welcomes the return of Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter and Daniel Brühl as the villain, Zemo, plus the addition of Wyatt Russell who will be playing John Walker, a character that most comic book fans will recognize. The all-new series is directed by Kari Skogland; Malcolm Spellman is the head writer.
SOURCE: THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER