Why Marvel Studios Projects Could See Production Starts Delayed Globally 

There had been an announcement from Disney/Marvel that the studio was being cautious after director Destin Daniel Cretton had been recently tested for coronavirus by pausing 1st unit production on Shang-Chi & The Legend of The Ten Rings in Australia. 

We haven’t got an update on that situation. 

Eventually, stateside concerns about the coronavirus led to the studio pausing all filming in Atlanta, Georgia for their Disney+ series which includes The Falcon & The Winter Soldier, Loki, and WandaVision. 

Shang-Chi’s delays could extend the production at Fox Studios Australia once things normalize and might add a filming start hiccup to Taika Waititi’s Thor: Love & Thunder by a couple of weeks to months depending on when filming on Shang-Chi ramps-up up again. 

If there are further delays, it’s unknown if that August start date for the Thor sequel is realistic. 

Disney might also put a freeze on Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness’ May start due to an international cast, filming at Longcross Studios in Surrey, England and Norway one of the confirmed secondary locations for the film. 

Various productions in the United Kingdom are being paused and could be extended leading to a backlog of available stage space. 

There had been an expectation that Sony’s Spider-Man 3 (working title Serenity Now) could begin shooting this summer in Atlanta, however, with the CDC recommending that events with groups of over 50 people are advised to be cancelled for the next 8 weeks could have a direct impact on set construction on the Spider-Man sequel and delay it’s original planned shooting dates. 

This all comes down to crews being allowed to build the sets and make other things for the film during the pre-production stage, if that is disrupted that could impact production dates.

Marvel shows could also be impacted by the backlog of filming as the three shows that were paused could have a direct impact on the start dates on She-Hulk, Ms Marvel, and Hawkeye that were heading towards Atlanta shoots this summer/fall. 

If filming doesn’t start-up until May-June or even later, that could see Marvel prioritize projects that are further along like WandaVision, Loki, and Falcon to get them to Disney+ subscribers as soon as possible. 

Moon Knight wasn’t expected to shoot until in the fall/winter but that could be bumped as well.

The Helstrom series for Hulu had wrapped filming before other projects shooting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada were halted. 

Fans should be concerned but also patient while this whole situation is in flux and need to be openminded to the possibility that release dates will be moved or delayed. 

I’m sure we’ll start hearing more concrete plans from Marvel in the coming days/weeks. 

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