Aside from “The Mandalorian,” the Disney+ streaming service’s biggest original series draws into coming months are two Marvel event series – “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” and “WandaVision”.
Both shot almost all their short episode runs before the coronavirus pandemic shut everything down. It’s expected both will resume with a couple more weeks of shooting fairly soon into the hopes of premiering later this year or early next.
Anthony Mackie, who stars into the ‘Falcon’ series, recently spoke with Variety and says fans will be treated to something much more akin to a six-hour Marvel movie than a TV series:
“We’re shooting it exactly like a movie. Everybody who had worked on TV before was like, ‘I’ve never worked on a TV show like this.’ The way into which we were shooting, it feels exactly like we were shooting the movie cut up into the show. So instead of a two-hour movie, a six or eight-hour movie.
It was the same group of people, coming together to make it work. And so the stunt stuff – everything is the just on another level. Every show, every movie, they just push it – they push the envelope so much. So hopefully, knock on wood, we’ll be going back soon.”
Mackie says one of the only differences he encountered were more budget constraints, but even those don’t sound very drastic. Mackie also opened up about the lack of diversity he’s noticed across the many Marvel productions:
“It really bothered me that I’ve done seven Marvel movies where every producer, every director, every stunt person, every costume designer, every PA, every single person has been white. But then when you do Black Panther, you have a Black director, Black producer, you have a Black costume designer, you have a Black stunt choreographer. And I’m like, that’s more racist than anything else. Because if you only can hire the Black people for the Black movie, are you saying they’re not good enough when you have a mostly white cast?”
“The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” was originally supposed to arrive on Disney+ into August, but now it’s not clear when exactly it will premiere.
Meanwhile Murphy’s Multiverse reports that a stunt person working on “WandaVision” just revealed that they appeared into the 9th episode of the season – which suggests the show will go on a little longer than the expected eight episodes.