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Production Resumes On The Falcon And The Winter Soldier

As the worldwide lockdowns continue to lift, everyone is adjusting to the “new normal.”  Along with this new normal, Hollywood is starting their productions back up and moving forward.

In his recent appearance on The Tonight Show, Anthony Mackie, known in the MCU as The Falcon, gave Jimmy Falcon an update on his tv series, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

The show had been filming and was near completion when the pandemic caused a widespread shutdown.  It seems though, according to Mackie, the production will be back to work soon, and only has a little left of filming to be done.

Mackie offered that:

“I’m happy to say we are not canceled.  We are on hold.”

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This was great news for those who had hoped the series could remain somewhat on track. It only stands to reason that if most of the footage had already been shot, then the post-production may have been able to proceed even with the lockdowns.

Starring alongside Mackie is Sebastian Stan, reprising his theatrical role of the Winter Soldier.  Also on board is Daniel Bruhl, reprising his theatrical role of Zemo, and Emily Van Camp as Sharon Carter.

The series picks up following the events of Avengers: Endgame and Falcon, having been given Captain America’s shield by an aged Steve Rogers.  This, in effect, passed the torch to Falcon, making him the new Captain America.

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier has a lot of pressure on its shoulders, as the series is the premiere live-action MCU series that has been produced by Disney+.  Similar projects in the works are WandaVision, Hawkeye, Loki, She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel, and Moon Knight.

Kevin Feige, the head of Marvel Studios, serves as the bridge between the series and the theatrical movies.

Initially, it was announced that The Falcon and the Winter Soldier would make it premiere in August.  However, with the recent shutdowns, it is almost a given that the premiere will be rescheduled.