UPDATE: Charles Murphy, the original source for the report, has offered an update for this ongoing story via Twitter. The insider says “FYI: The delay has been disputed by someone claiming to be a crew member. I have taken it down for the time being.” Stay tuned for more as this story continues to develop.
The CO-VID 19 pandemic continues to spread and a bevy of film studios prepare for the worst. A litany of film and TV projects has been suspended in an attempt to halt the spread of the virus and keep people safe. According to a report from insider Charles Murphy, Marvel Studios has reportedly shut down all active productions indefinitely.
The unfortunate news comes off the heels of the release date delay for Black Widow. Per the initial report, all projects in various stages of production will not move forward for the time being. Crew members working on Disney+ series including The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, WandaVision, and Loki were notified via email that the delay would last longer than the previously announced 4-week timeframe.
Additionally, Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings is on hold following director Destin Daniel Cretton’s self-isolation. Unfortunately, its production will also remain suspended for the immediate future. Furthermore, this shut down will likely affect the timeline for Doctor Strange 2, Thor 4, and Spider-Man 3.
It seems noteworthy that Marvel’s Eternals is already in post-production. However, its November release remains untouched for now. This uncertain time in the world will certainly have long-lasting ramifications on the movie industry going forward.
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