HomeThe Falcon and the Winter SoldierDirector Kari Skogland Reveals how Coronavirus Impacted The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

Director Kari Skogland Reveals how Coronavirus Impacted The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

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Cast your mind back to this time last year, and the Marvel Studios machine was in full flow with multiple projects filming. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier was originally scheduled to be Marvel’s debut release on Disney+ in the late summer and things were looking rosy for the MCU.

By the end of March, however, things were looking a lot different. Coronavirus cases were rapidly climbing all over the world. As a result, many countries were forced to impose lockdowns. At that time, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier was around halfway through filming the series, before production came to an abrupt halt. When production resumed a few months later, cast and crew were forced to work in new ways.

In a recent interview with Charles Murphy of Murphy’s Multiverse, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier director, Kari Skogland, was asked if anything good came out of production being paused. You can read her response below:

For us, it was actually quite positive because we were able to, first of all, we had an amazing team. Everybody was very willing to pivot as necessary. So there was no panic as a result we just got on with it. Once the sort of surprise of it all, perhaps we all sniffed it coming? I guess I don’t know. But nonetheless, it was still a surprise. Once we sort of got over that, it was very much…we just sort of picked up and kept going because there is always work to be done-cause we were midway. So the positive side to it was when we were able to gear back up we were really targeted. We knew exactly what we were shooting. We knew where the series was and where it needed to go. I think we were able to use the time very wisely to make all kinds of decisions that we wouldn’t have had time to make otherwise. The best and most positive thing was that the team responded incredibly well, actors, everybody included, we all just got on with it.

With less than a week to go until The Falcon and the Winter Soldier‘s first episode premieres on Disney+, we won’t have long to wait to see first hand if the downtime helped to improve the series. Early impressions from the first episode have so far been positive, with many praising the series’ action and drama.

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Formerly the Social Media Manager and a writer for TrueAchievements (the world's leading Xbox website) and now attempting to use some of what I learned on a new project. Lover of most MCU films and TV shows, football, gaming and tech.

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