Disney Isn’t Sure When To Resume Marvel Movie’s Production
A month and a half ago major productions shut down filming in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic. Along with other movies, fan favourite Disney’s Marvel movies and TV shows also took a hit.
In an ideal world, we should be sharing our insights about the Black Widow movie right now but alas!
Heads Up! Disney has qualms about restarting Marvel productions post Coronavirus
- Marvel Movies Aren’t Going Back To Production
- Coronavirus’ Impact on Marvel Movie Schedule
And not just Black Widow, the Coronavirus has caused a massive upheaval in the release dates of upcoming Marvel blockbusters.
MCU Movies Aren’t Going Back To Production
Various Marvel Studio productions are stalled due to the ongoing lockdown. It includes Disney Plus series like The Falcon & The Winter Soldier, WandaVision, Loki and upcoming movie Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings. Thelockdown has also impacted the post-production efforts and release date of most anticipated The Eternals movie.
In a recent development during Disney investor’s quarterly call, CEO Bob Iger’s successor, Bob Chapek informed that there are ‘no projections’ at the moment for when will Marvel movies go back into production.
Disney is taking its time to restart the large scale productions. The company plans to take the same route it took to open its amusement parks. Chapek said, “In terms of large scale production, we’re gonna go through the same process as we do our theme parks.”
In order to open Disney theme parks post the outbreak of the Coronavirus, the House of Mouse is strictly following all social-distancing protocols. The new work guidelines mandate everyone working for Disney to follow COVID-19 precautionary measures and wear facemasks. Chapek further said, “We’re going to be responsible in terms of how we put our own employees and other filmmakers that are partners with us.”
It would be interesting to watch how Disney plans to apply such measures to over the top Marvel movie making process.
Coronavirus’ Impact on Marvel Movie Schedule
Since continuity is everything for the MCU, one glitch in the movie schedule has caused a rippled effect for the upcoming phase 4 and 5 schedules of the movies. The Disney Plus series that are tying into the larger MCU movies has no release date on them as yet.
Whereas Disney managed the movie schedules by pushing May release Black Widow to November 2020. Next is the Eternals movie in February 2021.
The post-production for the Eternals and filming of Shang-Chi is currently in limbo. However, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings movie is scheduled for May 5 2021. Furthermore, pushing of MCU Phases has affected Sony’s Universe of Marvel Characters too. As MCU and SUMC universes are interconnected pushing Spider-Man 3 from July to November 2021 results in the delay of Sony’s other Spider-Man movies.
The delay of Spider-Man 3 also affected Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness which now will hit theatres on November 5, 2021. Likewise, Thor: Love and Thunder have been pulled a week up from its original release date in February 2022.
Thor is to be followed by Black Panther 2 on May 6, 2022, and Captain Marvel 2 on July 8, 2022, to culminate the Phase 4 of the MCU.
Now fans worldwide can only wait for Disney to resume production of their favourite Marvel Movies.