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Disney shuts down Falcon and Winter Solder production in Prague over Coronavirus concerns

Disney shuts down Falcon and Winter Solder production in Prague over Coronavirus concerns

By Stephen Ippolito | March 10th, 2020

Across the globe, sporting events, schools are being canceled due to the spread of the Coronavirus. Well now, for the first time the virus has affected the MCU. According to Deadline, Disney has shut down production of The Falcon and Winter Soldier in Prague. The series is expected to premiere on Disney+ in August.

Last Friday, shooting began in the Czech Republican city. It was only expected to last a week, but because of concerns, all the shows staff have been told to return to the United States. According to Deadline, shooting is unlikely to return to Prague once things calm down.

The Marvel Studios produced show was already months into production. Since last October, the series has been in shooting, with most of it taking place in Atlanta, Georgia. This was not the first time that a global tragedy affected production. In January, plans to shoot in Puerto Rico were stopped after an earthquake struck the southern coast of the island.

After last week’s James Bond film delay, some speculated that the next chapter in the MCU, Black Widow, could do the same. However, with the studio reportedly looking to avoid the move and the release of Monday’s trailer, the entry film into Phase Four looks like it will stay.

The online outlet did not say if the shutdown would delay the release of the series. With so much already shot and five months to go until release, one would assume it won’t.

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