With manufacturing on quite a few reveals and movies shutting down due to ongoing coronavirus issues there’s a minimum of somewhat excellent news on the leisure entrance. Whereas Marvel Studios introduced on Saturday that Loki and WandaVision had each joined the checklist of Disney+ collection to halt manufacturing due to the unfolding pandemic, work on reveals at present in pre-production will proceed remotely. Right now, it’s not clear how lengthy the shutdown for in-production reveals will final.
Which means whereas The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, Loki, and WandaVision are at present on maintain, Hawkeye, the second season of What If…?, She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel, and Moon Knight are nonetheless engaged on obligatory parts whereas additionally taking precautions that enable for these concerned to stay secure throughout this time. None of these reveals at present have launch dates, although Hawkeye and the primary season of What If…? are anticipated sooner or later in 2021.
The coronavirus pandemic is impacting extra than simply Marvel’s tv choices, as properly. It was not too long ago introduced that Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings had additionally briefly paused first unit images after the movie’s director, Destin Daniel Cretton, was examined for COVID-19 and entered self isolation. As was reported then, second unit and different points of manufacturing will proceed to function. The manufacturing is at present filming in Sydney, Australia. Australia is, as of the time of this text’s writing, reporting greater than 200 circumstances of COVID-19.
“Per the information you’ve got now doubt learn on-line, our essential unit goes to take a pair days off whereas some folks on our workers endure precautionary testing,” Shang-Chi’s Simu Liu wrote in an Instagram publish Friday. “I am tremendous grateful to work for a corporation that’s proactive, cautious and empathetic throughout this troublesome time. Everyone seems to be in good spirits as we proceed to work in the direction of making an unbelievable movie! Keep secure on the market, wash your fingers, and – after all – do not be racist!”
Marvel initiatives aren’t the one ones being impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. On Saturday, Warner Bros. introduced that it had halted manufacturing on Matt Reeves’ The Batman. The movie, which has been below manufacturing in the UK, started a two-week hiatus beginning on Saturday whereas the studio continues “to monitor the state of affairs intently.” Common has additionally shut down manufacturing on its upcoming live-action function movies whereas some films, together with A Quiet Place Half II and The New Mutants, have seen their launch dates delayed due to the pandemic.
Upcoming Marvel Studios initiatives embody Black Widow on Might 1st, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier in Fall of 2020, The Eternals on November sixth, WandaVision in 2020, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on February 12, 2021, Loki in Spring 2021, Physician Unusual in the Multiverse of Insanity on Might 7, 2021, Spider-Man 3 on July 16, 2021, What If…? in Summer time 2021, Hawkeye in Fall 2021, Thor: Love and Thunder on November 5, 2021, and Black Panther 2 on Might 6, 2022.
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