This was inevitable, but Disney+ is finally weighing in on the matter.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Falcon and the Winter Solider, the first of Marvel Studios limited series for Disney+, was not on the list of titles coming to the service in August. This all but confirms that the series has been delayed.
Which, of course, is reasonable as production halted in March just as the COVID-19 pandemic made its way to the Czech Republic, where location filming commenced a week prior. Disney and Marvel held the series to an August release window in the hopes production could resume quickly, but those hopes were dashed as several weeks of filming are still required to complete principle photography.
A delay was always likely, if for no other reason than the “all connected” nature of the Disney+ Marvel series and the Marvel Studios movies. Once Black Widow was delayed to November, it seemed postponing Falcon and the Winter Solider to WandaVision‘s December window would eventually occur. That series also halted production in March and will, presumably, move to 2021 as all of Marvel’s release dates cascade into the future.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier stars Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan as their Captain America film characters Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes. The pair must navigate a post-Avengers: Endgame world in which Sam is the heir to Captain America’s shield and name. And while he tries to come to grips with that legacy, various other factions hope to stop him and co-op Cap’s legend for themselves. Daniel Bruhl and Emily VanCamp reprise their roles as Baron Zemo and Sharon Carter, while Wyatt Russell joins the group as U.S. Agent.
Provided the series completes production soonish, expect the series to debut sometime in December.
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