Marvel Studios Productions Can Resume in UK

By Pierre Chanliau Posted:
"Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness," "Ant-Man 3," and "Moon Knight" productions in UK

Just recently The Film Commission of Czech Republic began plans to allow film productions to resume in their country, which included the MCU series The Falcon And The Winter Soldier. With other countries beginning to reopen after closing due to COVID-19, it isn't a surprise that nations like the United Kingdom would begin allowing film and television productions to continue as well.


The UK government has allowed "high-end" television and film productions to resume as soon as safety measures have been put in place by employers. Last week, Deadline did obtain leaked safety protocols from the British Film Commission. At the time, this document contained quite extensive safety measures such as social distancing on-set, cast and crew having their temperatures checked twice a day, and much like the Czech Republic, foreign actors will have to be tested and then quarantined.

With all this in place, the UK's Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport seems eager to have the industry return to work, with one spokeswoman saying the following:

“The government is working closely with the screen sector to understand how different types of productions can comply with social distancing guidelines, and give confidence to people in the TV and film industries that there are safe ways in which they can return to work.”


Marvel Studios had plans to shoot at Pinewood Studios in the UK for both Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Ant-Man 3. Additionally, they were planning to shoot parts of Moon Knight in the UK or, at the very least, use it as a base of operations when filming in other locations close to the UK.

However, due to the delays of the release for the films, along with the coronavirus still being a health and safety issue for actors and crews traveling long distance, it's unlikely that Marvel Studios will be in any hurry to ship anyone over to the United Kingdom when they're still struggling to contain the virus. 

With Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness being the only MCU project set to shoot in the UK with a current scheduled release date (March 25, 2022), fans shouldn't expect Marvel Studios to begin production work in the UK until late this year, at the earliest.

- About The Author: Pierre Chanliau
Pierre Chanliau began as a news & feature writer for The Direct at the site's launch in 2020. As a longtime reader of superhero comic books, Pierre's knowledge of Marvel and DC is extensive, informing his reporting and editorial pieces regarding the MCU and DCU.