In what is likely the nail to the proverbial coffin in this slew of production delay news we’ve been getting about the MCU these past few weeks, it now looks like the entirety of Marvel Studios will halt operations temporarily. According to Charles Murphy, the studio has sent an email to all crew containing these 3 non-verbatim key points:
- All active Disney Plus productions, which include The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, WandaVision and Loki, are now delayed indefinitely with crew members being informed they “no longer believe a 4-week suspension is realistic” and that they will restart production “when the global health environment allows.” It’s worth noting that these are the only productions detailed in the email which means that there are no crew members currently working on other projects.
Crew members were notified that, as of April 3rd, they will no longer be employed on their particular project.
It is assumed that this indefinite delay is also in effect for all films in production as well, meaning Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings will be further delayed as well. Its impact on the production timeline of Doctor Strange: In the Multiverse of Madness, Spider-Man 3 and Thor: Love and Thunder is unknown at this point.
Looking at where the world is headed in terms of handling this pandemic, this is somewhat unsurprising to hear. The idea of Marvel Studios shutting down temporarily may be bit rattling to hear but rest assured, this is something that is only temporary. Ultimately, the most unfortunate thing here is crew members being laid off.
Source: Murphy’s Multiverse