The Coronavirus continues to strike fear throughout the world, and Disney has now released the news that production on Marvel’s Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier has halted for the time being.
Marvel was forced to stop the Prague leg of production on the series after filming the show for months in and around Atlanta, Georgia. The production moved to Prague last week, and a report from Deadline revealed that the cast and crew involved in the show were asked to return to Atlanta.
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Right now, it is not clear if or when filming will resume in Prague. This is the second production hiccup to affect The Falcon and the Winter Soldier in recent months, as previously scenes were to set to film in Puerto Rico but those plans were changed after the country suffered catastrophic earthquakes. Some reports have suggested that the production would be using Prague’s Ploskovice Castle as a stand-in for the world of Sokovia and Castle Zemo, home of supervillain Baron Helmut Zemo, played by Daniel Bruhl.
Earlier in the month, star Anthony Mackie spoke about The Falcon and The Winter Soldier not being like another Marvel movie. “They’re going to feel different in and of themselves, because they’re shot in a completely different way than the movies,” Mackie told THR at the time. “I think people are going to be surprised by how in-depth and evolved the characters become by having six to eight hours to them, instead of just two hours.”
With the coronavirus spreading, many other shows and movies may be halted as the pandemic continues. In fact, CW’s Riverdale was another one that announced it was shutting down earlier today. Stay safe, and keep up with The Illuminerdi for more Marvel news in the coming weeks.