2020 has not exactly been kind to the MCU.
Both Black Widow and Eternals were slated to hit theaters this year, along with two Disney+ shows set to stream in the fall. Pandemic precautions forced all Marvel projects to indefinitely delay, forcing Phase 4 into an awkward pause before it could even begin.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is slowly getting back into the swing of things.
Coming from Instagram user @Atlanta_Filming, a vague set photo has confirmed Disney+'s Loki is beginning to resume production.
WHAT THIS MEANS
While a bunch of gray-painted wood is barely anything to go off of, Marvel fans should just be relieved that things are finally getting back to normal.
We exclusively reported that The Falcon and The Winter Soldier was resuming production this month, so Loki following their lead makes sense. After all, Marvel is notorious for using Atlanta sound stages and surrounding areas for filming. If The Falcon and the Winter Soldier are ready to get back to work, it only makes sense that Loki is primed as well.
Loki was never given an official release date, but it was originally expected for sometime in 2021. As MCU fans know, Marvel's release schedule is extremely particular. One film getting delayed usually means a domino effect of delays are to follow.
Other MCU shows' production delays forced them to resume film during their originally scheduled releases. Luckily for Loki, they might be able to finish filming far ahead of their release date. However, it is important to note that just because they are on track to make a 2021 release, it is not guaranteed Marvel will stream it then.
The MCU domino effect could very well force Loki to wait until the latter half of 2021 to debut. With rumors that Kang the Conqueror could play a major role in both Loki and Ant-Man 3, Kevin Feige likely wants Loki to drop in a strategic Phase 4 slot that makes the most sense for the movies and shows around it.
Loki is tentatively scheduled to stream on Disney+ in 2021.