Filming on Marvel’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier could be impacted by a likely ban on travel from the United States to the European Union. The upcoming show is one of several planned for Disney+ that will take place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie will reprise their roles as the title heroes. However, it will feature other notable names from the Captain America movies as well, including Sharon Carter and Baron Zemo.
The series will explore Sam Wilson wrestling with the Captain America mantle after Steve passed his shield onto him. The show is also rumored to introduce Isaiah Bradley, the first Black Captain America, which will likely affect Sam’s story.
EU Travel Ban Could Jeopardize Everything
Unfortunately, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier was one of the first productions affected by the coronavirus.
According to Mackie, the show was almost done filming season 1 in Prague when production was shut down in March. Movies and TV shows can resume work there now. However, a likely EU travel ban could affect The Falcon and the Winter Solider‘s chances of getting back to work anytime soon.
Per CNN, visitors from the United States are “unlikely” to be allowed into the EU thanks to an impending travel ban.
The New York Times first reported on the ban, with an EU diplomat now revealing “the U.S.’s chances are close to zero.” Though the agreement isn’t final yet, it reflects the United States’ trouble with containing the spread of the coronavirus, especially in densely populated areas like Los Angeles and New York City, both hubs of the entertainment world.
A potential EU travel ban could affect The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, as the Czech Republic is part of the EU. It’s impossible to know at this point how long a ban would last or if it could impact the Marvel series’ planned August release date.
No delay has been announced yet, but it seems unlikely production will be able to resume in time. This would be the case even if filming were able to move to the United States, as the vast majority of TV shows and movies have no plans to resume production yet.
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