The Falcon and the Winter Soldier officially delayed until 2021

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier was originally going to be the first MCU show we saw, but no more. At least WandaVision is still on track.

The other day, we got an official trailer for WandaVision, a bonkers new Disney+ show set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’ll star Elizabeth Olson and Paul Bettany as Wanda Maximoff and Vision, who have apparently retired from a life of crime-fighting to…live in a 1950s-style sitcom?

I’m confused but very intrigued. And the show will be coming this year!

However, we don’t know exactly when this year; the trailer only says “Coming Soon.” But the landing page on Disney+ may give us some clues:

So WandaVision is listed as coming out in December, which sounds about right. Unfortunately, it looks like another high-profile MCU show, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, has been pushed back to 2021.

Originally, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier was going to be the first of these MCU shows released. It was supposed to come out in August, so we should have already been enjoying the further adventures of Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan), but the coronavirus came along and slowed things down.

The shoot on The Falcon and the Winter Soldier looks to have been pretty complicated, with a lot of action scenes and outdoor shots. WandaVision, on the other hand, looks like a more internal kind of show, the sort that can be on closed sets where studios can keep close track of people’s health and more easily enforce safety procedures. In other words, I can see why the coronavirus might affect The Falcon and the Winter Soldier worse than WandaVision.

At least we’re getting one MCU show this year. And 2021 should be packed with them. In addition to The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Disney is also working on LokiShe-HulkMs. MarvelHawkeye and probably more.

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