Disney Plus’ first big Marvel series is officially delayed

It seems Falcon & the Winter Soldier will be flying onto Disney+ later than expected. The series is Marvel Studios’ first for Disney+ and had been expected to bow in August, though it never had an official release date. However, the coronavirus pandemic saw production on the globe-trotting series suspended in March, with several weeks of filming still needed to complete the season. The series was not included on Disney+’s list of releases for August, which was published Thursday.

For those unfamiliar, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is Marvel’s first proper TV series building on its Cinematic Universe. The plot picks up from the end of Avengers: Endgame, where Steve Rogers retires as Captain America after living a civilian life in an alternate timeline and passes on the mantle (and shield) to the Falcon aka Anthony Mackie. Also starring in the series will be Sebastian Stan’s Winter Soldier, Emily VanCamp’s Sharon Carter, as well as Daniel Brühl who’ll return as the main antagonist in Captain America: Civil War, Baron Zemo.

The project was shooting in Eastern Europe when it was forced to pause production back in May due to the continued threats of COVID-19.  As of going to print, Disney DOES NOT have a new premiere date for the show.  The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is expected to pick up where Avengers: Endgame Ended. With Anthony Mackie fully expected to take over the role of Captain America after Steve Rogers decided to hang up his shield. And if you want to buy Disney+ Premium Account, visit z2u.com, a professional online in-game currency store.

The show was about a week into filming in Prague when COVID-19 caused productions across the globe to halt. The cast and crew were recalled to Atlanta, where Marvel shoots the majority of its projects. Series star Anthony Mackie elaborated on the shutdown situation and the feel of the upcoming series during a recent interview Variety‘s Actors on Actors.

The ongoing pandemic has impacted a variety of studios and productions. However, many companies plan to resume production soon. That includes Disney, with CEO Bob Chapek reportedly telling staff that the company hoped to get back to work depending on when people can do so safely. The Mandalorian, Disney+’ other big show, is still on track to have its second season premiere in October.