COVID-19: Winter (Soldier) is Coming… but not quite yet…

As with their big-screen output, we'll have to wait a little longer for several new Marvel television shows...

In expected news, the Disney+ debut of their premiere Marvel series The Falcon & The Winter Solider, originally slated for August has now been delayed. Though a considerable amount of production had already been done on the Anthony Mackie / Sebastian Shaw action-romp, the industry shutdown because of COVID did affect the show and it did not finish its Prague schedule prior to the restrictions.  This means that it will likely be a while before the show is fully-finished and ready to broadcast – though current, slightly rebranded promotional material has shifted from ‘August’ to ‘Fall’ – so there’s a possibility it will still make it to screens this year.

The series, set after the events of Avengers: Endgame, in which  Sam takes up the Captain America shield, also stars Daniel Bruhl (The Alienist), reprising his role  as Baron Zemo, Noah Mills (The Enemy Within, The Brave) and Carl Lumbly (Supergirl, Alias, Cagney & Lacey).

It is not known whether WandaVision, (featuring Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany and currently slated for December) will also be affected, but many are putting their money on no new Marvel series until the new year. The third Disney+/Marvel entry, Loki, (starring Tom Hiddleston as the God of Mischief and also set after the time-altering events of Endgame) is also on hiatus during the lockdown, but as its arrival was no going to be until later in 2021, it may escape significant delays.

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