Marvel Studios is currently hard at work preparing for its new venture into TV shows, with eight different properties at various stages of production for release on Disney+, which premiered in November 2019. The first of these shows to premiere is The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, but devastating current world events are putting the production of the series in trouble. The real world is dealing with the international spread of the Coronavirus, which has already claimed thousands of lives and will undoubtedly threaten millions more in the coming weeks. This is also putting the status of countless movie and TV productions in a state of flux, and recent news has revealed that one of them is within the MCU.
According to a report from the Catrett Locke Casting Facebook Page via Comicbookmovie.com, the production Tag Team, the production title for Marvel Studios' The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, has been put on a minimum two-week hiatus. The team has been forced to vacate Prague and halt production until at least the end of March 2020.
WHAT THIS MEANS
The major productions Disney and Marvel are working currently working on are all dealing with the same fears as the genral population: worrying about contracting the CoronaVirus. News of shows and movies from multiple studios halting production has been breaking seemingly every day, and especially considering the Marvel team is shooting overseas, the threat of any staff or crew members contracting the virus is that much more frightening. Currently, the only other Marvel property that has shut down due to the Coronavirus is Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, and the highest priority for both productions is the health and safety of the actors, crew, and anybody else involved.
The Falcon and The Winter Soldier is currently slated for a release on Disney+ in August 2020, and with no word from any health and safety officials concerning how long it will take for the Coronavirus to be contained, it is still difficult to say if production for the show will be finished in time to stay on schedule. It would not come as a surprise if the series did end up being pushed back due to health concerns, and it is clearly more of a concern for Disney and Marvel to ensure the safety of their team than to rush production and get the series released under any circumstances.