Finally making the inevitable official, Disney has announced that the first-ever live-action entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, will not be hitting Disney+ in August as previously scheduled.
The series, which stars Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stane as Avengers Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes, was in the midst of production when the entire globe was brought to a screeching halt back in March.
Just last month, series star Anthony Mackie finally teased the highly-anticipated entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as he told Variety the series is essentially a six-hour-long film.
“Those movies are like summer camp. And this show, it was no different. It was the same group of people, coming together to make it work. And so the stunt stuff — everything is just on another level. Every show, every movie, they just push it — they push the envelope so much. So hopefully, knock on wood, we’ll be going back soon.”
“We’re shooting it exactly like a movie. Everybody who had worked on TV before was like, ‘I’ve never worked on a TV show like this.’ The way in which we were shooting, it feels exactly like we were shooting the movie cut up into the show. So instead of a two-hour movie, a six or eight-hour movie.” [via Variety]
At this time, while there is no official release date for The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, it wouldn’t shock me if it didn’t hit Disney+ until 2021.
Given that The Falcon and The Winter Soldier has been delayed, it’s safe to assume that the subsequent MCU series slated for Disney+ — WandaVision, Loki, What If…?, and Hawkeye — will also be pushed back.
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