In mid-August, The Ronin mentioned in an article updating on the status of the upcoming Marvel Studios series on Disney+ that The Falcon & The Winter Soldier was now expected to be pushed from a release in 2020 to sometime in 2021 after hearing from a source close to Marvel.
First, it seems like WandaVision may indeed be finished enough to debut before the end of the year. We know that the series is still planning to do some pick-up shots or reshoots but it doesn’t seem like it will be enough to hinder a 2020 release.
However, The Falcon & The Winter Soldier is expected to have been pushed back to 2021.
This coming after multiple delays to restart and finish the show’s principal photography due to the Coronavirus pandemic which has impacted global production in various degrees.
Disney+ has all but confirmed our delay tidbit as they rolled out two social media posts outlining remaining 2020 content which included WandaVision for a release in December but failed to mention The Falcon & The Winter Soldier, the only conclusion is that our information was correct and the show will be delayed to 2021.
The series will explore the transition period between when Steve Rogers gives the shield to Sam Wilson (Mackie) to become the new Captain America along with the government taking ownership of the superhero legacy leading to Wyatt Russell’s U.S. Agent taking over the mantle instead as seen in set pictures and footage.
Sebastian Stan’s Winter Soldier seems to be along for the ride in the buddy-cop/superhero genre series.
We’ll see the return of characters such as Zemo and Sharon Carter alongside some brand new ones as well.
Filming had recently resumed in Atlanta, Georgia with Batroc actor George St-Pierre confirmed for a return after being spotted on the set. There is a strong expectation that the series could help to set up and introduce the Marvel Cinematic Universe version of the Thunderbolts, given the original incarnation was lead by Zemo.