Marvel’s Loki and WandaVision production suspended: Here’s what we know

Loki Ph: Teaser Film Frame..©Marvel Studios 2017
Loki Ph: Teaser Film Frame..©Marvel Studios 2017 /

Marvel has suspended production on Disney Plus shows Loki and WandaVision due to the novel coronavirus. Here’s everything we know about it.

Marvel shows Loki and WandaVision are among the most highly-anticipated properties in production right now, as the Marvel Cinematic Universe spin-offs are due to stream on Disney Plus within the next year.

However, as revealed by Deadline, Marvel studios has shut down production on both shows due to concerns over the novel coronavirus. They now join fellow MCU show The Falcon And The Winter Soldier and MCU film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings in halting production in recent days – as well as a truck-load of other TV shows and films (including The FlashLucifer Supergirl and Batwoman).

What does this mean for Loki and WandaVision?

With production halted on both WandaVision and Loki, fans are undoubtedly wondering what this will mean for both shows. Well, all being well, it shouldn’t have any effect on the release of either.

Marvel undoubtedly made the right call taking the necessary precautions (like so many other studios and production companies), and as both properties have the advantage of having release dates quite far off in the future, their current release dates should remain intact.

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WandaVision stars Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany – both of whom reprise their MCU roles as Wanda Sykes/Scarlet Witch and Vision in a show that will allow us to see what their mutant-android relationship could look like in the domestic bliss of the 1950s.

Loki is headlined by Tom Hiddleston as he returns to the role of Loki – the evil brother of Thor and trickster that Hiddleston turned into a fan-favorite character. Though the original Loki developed a great deal – becoming a hero/antihero – in the MCU, the series will follow the 2012 version which disappeared with the Tessaract in Avengers: Endgame. It is expected to be released in early 2021, but as of yet, there is no release date pinned down.

There is no official word on when production will resume, but any shows in pre-production will continue to work remotely.

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