Marvel Studios may delay production on all projects until September due to coronavirus concerns
Coronavirus concerns have halted production on all Marvel projects, and the studios may only return to production as late as September
Marvel has recently announced its new slate of delayed films, but according to rumored reports, things might be delayed even further than expected. There are reports that production might be delayed as late as September, which would either push a whole number of projects back or tighten the time frame with which those projects can shoot and wrap post-production.
Marvel Studios has currently halted production on all films in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, and discussions are deep underway as to when production can properly and safely resume. Many timelines are being discussed, and September is, according to reports, being considered the month in which Marvel Studios returns to production properly.
The news comes from known Marvel Studios scooper blog Murphy's Multiverse, which has been unable to verify a second source but believes the information is viable. "As Marvel Studios has suspended productions all over the world, the heads have convened and began studying models that might allow them to determine when they can get back to work," writes site manager, Charles Murphy. "One current projection being talked about in both Atlanta and Los Angeles is a September return to work."
This means that shows and movies may be pushed even further back on the slate than Marvel has recently announced. As of now, Marvel's film schedule sees 'Black Widow' arriving in theaters on November 6th, followed by 'Eternals' on February 12, 2021, 'Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings' on May 5, 2021, 'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness' on November 5, 2021, 'Thor: Love and Thunder' on February 18, 2022, 'Black Panther 2' on May 6, 2022, and 'Captain Marvel 2' on July 8, 2022. There is no word yet on unannounced but confirmed projects like 'Ant-Man 3,' 'Blade' or 'Spider-Man 3.'
Marvel shows like 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier' was set to release in August, and 'WandaVision' in December, but production on both shows has been halted despite 'WandaVision' being done with filming in early March. With Marvel shifting all its released dates over by one, a delay on one project essentially means a delay on all of them. If Marvel is building up to something big in Phase 5, then the order of the films' release likely matters greatly to continuity, but at this point, that continuity might have to be abandoned somewhat to get movies out as and when Marvel can.