By Stephen Ippolito |
Back in March, which feels like forever ago, production of Marvel Studios’ Falcon and Winter Soldier series was shut down due to the Coronavirus pandemic. At the time, the series was being shot in the Czech Republican city of Prague. Now after nearly two months, the government has announced that Film and TV productions have been cleared to resume.
For precautionary measures, studios must follow a set of rules to resume. This includes regular testing of actors and crew for Coronavirus infection every 14 days during production and the maintaining of sanitation standards both on location and in studios. Also, to gain entry into the country, foreign actors and crew have to show the results of a negative test before leaving their home country. Within 72 hours after arriving, they will then be tested again and remain in quarantine until there test comes in.
The Falcon and Winter Soldier will be the first Marvel Studios produced series to stream on Disney+, when it’s released in August. In a recent interview, the Winter Soldier himself, Sebastian Stan, said that when production was halted, there were only “two to three weeks” left of shooting.
It is not known if Marvel Studios has been given the green light by Disney to begin the process of entry into the country to resume shooting. On Tuesday, during the companies’ quarterly earnings call, CEO Bob Chapek said there are “no projections” on when the studios’ Film and TV shoots will resume. Whether or not this announcement changes things, is unclear.