It’s been a majorly disappointing time during the Coronavirus pandemic. It has already been difficult enough with the quarantine and social distancing, but matters continued to become complicated as the entire entertainment industry seemed to have shut down. While there are still some new releases coming out, namely through digital platforms, it’s been a dark time for major studios like Disney. In fact, many of ongoing productions including those being written, shot, or even about to be released – have all been delayed. And it’s unclear when exactly things will go back to normal on that front. But now Disney has released a statement giving an idea for when their branch of Marvel movies might indeed resume production.
It seems that Bob Chapek, CEO at The Walt Disney Company, had to speak on the subject while in the midst of a Disney investor quarterly call. The call took place on Wednesday when one individual asked about when Marvel movies would resume production. Here’s what Bob Chapek said, via ComicBook, in response:
“In terms of large scale production, we’re gonna go through the same process as we do our theme parks…we’re going to be responsible in terms of how we put our own employees and other filmmakers that are partners with us,” Chapek said. “We’ve got no projections on exactly when we can do that.”
Obviously it will take some time for things to truly go back to normal as they were before the Coronavirus pandemic. While we wait to see how exactly that will occur, it seems precautions are taking place to bring things back on a much more gradual scale. This includes the reopening of Disney’s park in Shanghai, an event that will slowly be followed by Disney’s other similar locations. By that time it might indeed be possible for film productions to follow suit – and thus production will be allowed to resume for Disney’s Marvel brand.
In the meantime, however, it seems all we can do still is wait and see what happens.