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Disney Plus UK: Shows delayed by coronavirus


Disney Plus has had to press pause on a number of shows and films (Picture: Disney)

Disney Plus has finally landed in the UK bringing an impressive back catalogue of original shows and a whole bunch of films perfect for bingeing during isolation.

However, while the coronavirus pandemic may be encouraging us to catch-up with our favourite programmes, it has meant that the studio has had to press pause on shooting a number of its productions.

Besides postponing movie releases such as the likes of Mulan and The New Mutants, the streaming giant has also had to temporarily shelve filming on a bunch of TV shows.

This means that we might not get to see the below titles for quite some time…

WandaVision

Filming for the new Marvel series Wandavision has been put on pause, Deadline confirmed.

The upcoming show stars Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany and takes place after the 2019 film Avengers: Endgame.

Marvel even recently moved WandaVision’s release date from Spring 2021 to sometime in 2020, to get it out to viewers even sooner, however given the current situation we might soon see a U-turn.

Loki

Loki has been put on pause (Picture: Rex/Backgrid)

 Production was halted on Loki on March 14, according to Variety.

The brand new series, which has been set a 2021 release date, sees Tom Hiddleston reprise the titular character with the Marvel star confirming that filming was about to begin in August last year.

Earlier this month, Tom was spotted battling torrential rain with Owen Wilson in the first on set pictures from the show as filming took place in Atlanta.

Snaps showed the 39-year-old dressed in beige trousers and a matching brown coat as he braced the storm while surrounded by what appears to be the Time Variance Authority – if recent rumours that Owen’s mysterious character is somehow linked to the TVA prove to be true.

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier

The Falcon and The Winter Solider ceased production on March 11.

The show had been shooting for months in Atlanta, but they began a short shoot in Prague that was to be completed in about a week. However, the studio shut down the production and called everybody home to Atlanta.

 Actor Sebastian Stan confirmed the shoot had been shut down, and in an Instagram post, wrote: ‘Prague. What a city. We’ve been shooting #TheFalconAndTheWinterSoldier and experiencing one of the most beautiful cities in the world filled with the most wonderful and welcoming people.

‘Now we are being sent home. Too soon. Prague, you’re gonna be in my thoughts for a long time. Thank you. Will be back. Thinking of you.’

This is the second time the show has been forced to halt filming, with the series also having to pull the plug on a shoot in Puerto Rico in January due to an earthquake.

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