Yesterday, news broke that the Czech Republic was offering film crews an exemption to the current EU travel ban. The exemption would give Marvel Studios a chance to finally complete filming on their Disney+ series, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
Now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio will indeed do that. The report indicates that the cast and crew for the highly anticipated series will head back to Prague, where production was taking place before ultimately being shut down due to the coronavirus outbreak, for a nine-day shoot this Fall. It is unknown if the series plans to stick to its August 2020 Disney+ premiere, but insiders are saying it’s becoming more unlikely.
Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan return as Sam Wilson aka The Falcon and Bucky Barnes aka The Winter Soldier. Also reprising their roles in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter and Daniel Bruhl as Baron Zemo, who orchestrated the events of Captain America: 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, Adepero Oduye, and Erin Kellyman, all in unknown roles. There have been reports that the Dora Milaje, who protects the king and the royal family of Wakanda in Black Panther, will also make an appearance.
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. Some reports surfaced that the series could have some sort of massive viral threat, and will introduce the villain turned hero team The Thunderbolts.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter