Filming on Marvel Studios’ Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is on hold due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Now, Series star Sebastian Stan has revealed some details on production and its tone.
Stan, who plays Bucky Barnes aka the Winter Soldier, spoke with The Hollywood Reporter and revealed that shooting the series felt more like a movie.
“It felt like both. In a lot of ways, it felt like a movie. Again, we’re not finished; we still have some stuff to do. What I loved about it was that, tonally, it was very much in the same world that Captain America: The Winter Soldier was, which was one of my favorite experiences that I’ve ever had, period. So, in a sense, it was grounded and very much in the world as we know it.”
Stan also shared that the series will be loaded with action sequences that are on par with the MCU big screen films.
“But, it’s also really jam-packed with a lot of massive, massive action scenes mixed with deep focus on character. That’s what’s really exciting about this. We’re getting to keep it in the world of the movies, so it’s recognizable that way, but at the same time, these characters are getting so much more mileage for all of us to explore them.”
Lastly, Stan revealed debunked previous rumors that the series left Prague last month with only under a week of filming left to go.
“No, we were probably at least two or three, but don’t quote me on that.”
Sebastian Stan returns alongside Anthony Mackie Sam Wilson aka the Falcon. Also reprising their roles are Emily VanCamp and Daniel Bruhl also return, VanCamp originated the role of Sharon Carter in Captain America: The Winter Soldier before reprising her part in Civil War. Bruhl returns as Baron Zemo, who orchestrated the events of Civil War. Newcomers to the MCU for the series include Wyatt Russell (son of Disney Legend Kurt Russell) is John Walker “U.S. Agent.” With Cle Bennett, Carl Lumbly, Desmond Chiam, Miki Ishikawa, and Adepero Oduye, all in unknown roles.
All six episodes of the miniseries, will be directed by Emmy nominee Kari Skogland (The Handmaids Tale, The Punisher), with Derek Kolstad (John Wick) apart of the writing team. There are reports that surfaced that the series could have some sort of massive viral threat, and will introduce the villain turned hero team The Thunderbolts.
The series was expected to debut on Disney+ this August, but with 2/3 weeks of filming left and Black Widow moving to November, it is becoming more likely that the series will have to move its debut to late 2020 or Early 2021, however, that has yet to be confirmed.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter