While it looks like fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will have to wait quite a while before they can continue the adventures of its various super-powered denizens, the House of Mouse may have yet shed some light as to when these upcoming films could resume production.
At a recent investors call earlier this week, Disney CEO Bob Chapek assumed a cautious tone when addressing the status of the various Marvel Studios films that are currently in development amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
He declared that there will be “no projections” as to when the filming for the likes of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will resume, but assured that “[Disney] will be very responsible in terms of masks… when we proceed.”
Of course, with the recent announcement of the reopening of Disneyland Shanghai, Chapek stressed the aspect that Disney and Marvel Studios will adopt the “same process with our large-scale productions as we are doing with our theme parks”. This is especially so given how filming for these big-budget movies is typically done in various countries, a lot of which are currently undergoing various degrees of nation-wide quarantines.
Though Disney’s head honchos didn’t exactly address it, but the same principle will no doubt be applied to the production of upcoming Marvel Studios Disney+ TV series, where the likes of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and WandaVision have also been postponed.
Speaking of which, Disney has also announced that it will rely on the streaming service a lot more in the coming months for the release of upcoming movies.
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