Marvel Studios has had all movie productions on hold thanks to the COVID-19 lockdown, and though we don’t know when they could start shooting again, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier has just been given an opportunity to continue with work.
As per FullCircleCinema, the Czech Audiovisual Producers´ Association, the Czech Film Fund, and the European Institute for Health and Safety in Film Industry have allowed productions to resume in their country, granted that they follow these new guidelines.
For one, members of the production crew need to provide papers proving they are negative of the Coronavirus. When production kicks in, the cast and crew will also have to do a test every 14 days.
It’s worth noting that The Falcon and The Winter Soldier was shooting in Prague when the lockdowns started, and this is a chance for them to pick-up where they left off. Though They can be allowed to shoot in the Czech Republic though, this doesn’t mean that Marvel has approved the continuation of production for the series. Best we know is that they’ve only been given the opportunity.
While I like the idea of the show getting back to work, I’m sure there are going to be complications when it comes to ensuring the transport and safety of the entire cast and crew. While it’s safe to just wait out until the virus starts blowing over, I think it would also be beneficial to start working on the series again. Maybe this way the show can even make its August 2020 deadline.
We don’t know what Marvel is mulling over right now, but hopefully The Falcon and The Winter Soldier manages to hit Disney+ within the year.