The Mandalorian Season 2 Won’t Be Delayed, But Will The Marvel Studios Disney+ Shows?

Could the Marvel Studios Disney+ shows face a delay? Read on!

We all love to get our geek fixes in as soon as possible. If they could somehow just inject the entirety of the MCU into my veins in one go, that’d be pretty great. Of course, the realities of production, marketing, release, etc. make that an…economically nonviable way to release their movies. Instead, we are relegated to waiting months in between entries. This year was set to be a very special year where we’d see what a Marvel Studios TV show would play out. But, of course, things don’t always go the way we plan.

The COVID-19 pandemic was bound to have ramifications. In fact, it has across the entire industry in one form or another. But what about theDisney+ Marvel Studios shows? Can we expect this year’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and WandaVision to get pushed too?

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Production Statuses

Here’s what we know so far. Yes, the COVID-19 pandemic has indeed affected the production of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Speaking with THR last month, star Sebastian Stan stated they likely had a couple of weeks left to shoot. While he didn’t seem confident in the number, what is clear is that the show wasn’t done yet. Given that there doesn’t seem to be any timeframe for them to get back to shooting, I can’t imagine they’d be able to hit Disney+ this August, as originally planned.

The same may not be said for WandaVision. This mind-bending show starring Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany has reportedly FINISHED production. That report came courtesy of Murphy’s Multiverse, and while it is not official, it is plausible.

So, what does this mean? Does it mean we can at least expect WandaVision to hit this year? Hold your horses, folks. We’re not quite done analyzing all the moving parts yet.

The Mandalorian Update

Disney’s new CEO Bob Chapek recently spoke to CNBC, and in their discussions, he stated Season 2 of The Mandalorian would NOT be delayed. Unlike a lot of the other shows, that one did, in fact, finish its production. However, two shows he did not mention were The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and WandaVision. Given that they are in the same league of show, one would expect he would speak to those other big series.

The Verge has since reached out to Disney for a direct comment on those shows. Looking at the rest of the pieces, though, it does seem like the Marvel Studios Disney+ show will face a delay.

The State Of The MCU

To be frank, the pandemic has had big effects on the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Virtually the entire slate has cascaded downward. Following Black Widow’s delay, we’ve seen every successive film follow suit, all the way down to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. But I know what some of you may be thinking. That this should have little bearing on the Disney+ shows.

While both film and streaming are very different mediums, there is no denying that the MCU is a big machine. Every story fits in like a cog, and you can’t expect the films to move without there being some movement on the Disney+ front. This year, we were originally supposed to get the content in a specific order.

Black Widow – May
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier – August
The Eternals – November
WandaVision – December

Of course, for all we know, the order itself doesn’t matter much…but I’d say the order matters at least a bit. The last thing Marvel Studios would want to do is create a slate that didn’t quite fit in perfectly. Since they have so much control over how the stories are consumed, that wouldn’t really do well for them, would it?

Conclusion

I can’t foresee a world where The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and WandaVision aren’t shifted. Between the production issues and the MCU slate as a whole, the safe thing to do is to push their shows. Sure, it may hurt them in the short term — Disney+ is hard-up for content — but Marvel Studios has always been great about the long-term payoff.

With all this in mind, I think it’s only a matter of time before delays are announced. But what do you think? Do you think Marvel Studios Disney+ shows are headed to a delay? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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SOURCE: CNBC (via The Verge), Murphy’s Multiverse, THR

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Joseph Jammer Medina

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and contributor at LRM Online. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.

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