Disney+ delays release of ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’

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Marvel fans will have to wait for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier a bit longer than expected.

Disney+ and Marvel were supposed to release their first live-action original TV series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier this August, but due to pandemic-related production delays, we will have to wait longer.

In an interview with Variety, Anthony Mackie, aka The Falcon, said:

“We were in Europe, and everything got crazy in Europe first,” Mackie said. “So they shut us down two weeks before the U.S. shutdown. It was really amazing just because I feel like we’re the first Marvel show or movie that had budget constraints. And that was always my [experience], ‘It’s Marvel, we could shoot forever.’ And they’re like, ‘Nah.’ So it was a very different experience from the rest of the movies. But at the same time, it was a lot of fun.

After coming back from Europe, the show resumed production in Atlanta, where the majority of the MCU films were shot, but the production was quickly shut down as America went into lockdown. The show also hit complications in January when they were filming in Puerto Rico and the island was hit with a series of earthquakes.

As of right now, Disney+ has not released a new premiere date for the show. There has also been no word if this will delay the premiere of other Marvel/Disney+ shows, namely WandaVision, which is supposed to debut in December of 2020. It’s possible that there will be a domino effect occurring, with each Marvel series getting pushed further and further back.

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is said to pick up where Avengers: Endgame left off, with The Falcon taking over for Captain America and joining with Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) as the “new Avengers” start to assemble.

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