The Falcon and The Winter Soldier is expected to release this August on Disney+, but it is uncertain if the series will be able to meet this release window. Marvel Studios' producers were reportedly assessing the possibility of when production could recommence, but nothing concrete has come out of this rumor.
Questions surrounding when the series would be able to return to production continued to emerge, following new information on its current situation. Anthony Mackie noted in an interview that he hoped to return to filming soon, which some took as a tease for production to resume shortly. A letter from the Czech Republic's head of film commission also noted, "the European Union ban on U.S. citizens will not apply to those working in the film and TV production sectors," suggesting that there was a possibility for filming to continue soon.
It now seems that Marvel has found a new window for when they could potentially begin production once again...
According to The Hollywood Reporter, there are currently plans and preparations for The Falcon and The Winter Soldier to return to filming this fall. The production would last nine days and take place in the Czech Republic, joining other film and television productions shooting in Europe, such as Mission: Impossible 7 and the second season of Carnival Row.
WHAT THIS MEANS
While this could be seen as a positive sign that The Falcon and The Winter Soldier may finally be able to finish filming, the scheduled amount of time for filming does seem quite short. Production of the Disney+ series moved to Prague on March 6th and was expected to continue until March 25th. Filming was halted on March 10th, giving only 4 days of actual filming.
As production was expected to last for around 3 weeks in March, 9 days seems like quite a short period of time to complete what is essentially 15 days worth of filming. While it may seem like Marvel is trying to rush production forward, alternatively, perhaps the studio is just prioritizing efficiency and focusing on the essentials for the series.
It should also be noted that the timing for filming may indicate that a delay is imminent, as a fall shoot would not allow them to meet their expected August release date. Similar to how the upcoming Phase 4 films were delayed, it could be speculated that each Disney+ series will take the release date of its subsequent series. In this case, it may be possible that The Falcon and The Winter Soldier will replace WandaVision's December release to allow for proper post-production to take place.
Nevertheless, Marvel fans now have a lot more concrete information about when The Falcon and The Winter Soldier may finally be able to finish filming.