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Disney to stop production of ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ over coronavirus fears

Production in Prague will slow down

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Falcon/Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) in a scene from the film “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.”

Falcon/Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) in a scene from the film “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.”

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Disney will shut down production of “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” from Marvel due to fears over the coronavirus outbreak, Deadline reports.

What’s going on?

  • Disney decided to close production on the Marvel series after the government in Prague closed schools and placed travel restrictions in the area, according to Deadline. The show had been filming in Prague.
  • TheCzech Republic has seen 40 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, according to The New York Times.
  • The show was mostly filmed in Atlanta. A short shoot began in Prague on Friday last week.
  • The studio asked all actors to return to Atlanta.
  • It’s unlikely the show will resume production in Prague.

A history of production halts

  • According to Deadline, the show planned to shoot in Puerto Rico. An 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit the southern coast, delaying production.

Coronavirus impacts entertainment

A number of entertainment events have been hurt by the coronavirus outbreak.