It’s not surprising, but it is disappointing. Marvel’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier series will no longer premiere in August.
The show was supposed to be the first live-action Marvel series to debut on Disney+.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, like so many others, shut down production back in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Unsurprisingly, this means the show will not be ready to premiere next month.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier picks up after the events of Avengers: Endgame. Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) takes on the Captain America moniker and heads out with Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) on “a global adventure that tests their abilities – and their patience.” In addition to Mackie and Stan reprising their film roles, Daniel Brühl returns as the villainous Baron Zemo.
What about the other Marvel shows on Disney+?
While we haven’t heard specifically about the other live-action Marvel shows coming to Disney+, it’s likely they will also be affected by delays if conditions don’t improve soon. Some productions have been given the green light to resume. However, with COVID cases increasing again, that may change. Productions also face different challenges internationally, where laws may be different from in the US.
After The Falcon and the Winter Soldier in August, the next proposed release dates for Disney’s Marvel series were WandaVision in December 2020 and Loki sometime in 2021.
More about The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
Marvel definitely likes to keep details under wraps, but here’s what else we know about The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
The series will have six episodes, all directed by Kari Scogland (The Handmaid’s Tale).
In addition to Brühl, Emily VanCamp will reprise her role as S.H.I.E.L.D agent Sharon Carter. (That’s the grandniece of Peggy Carter, who appeared in Captain America: Civil War.)
We don’t have much footage of the series yet, but you can check out the original promo for all of Disney+’s Marvel series below.
Source: Entertainment Weekly