Filming on the next Marvel movies probably won’t take place until 2021, according to producer Jason Blum, who believes that the size of their productions are so big it makes it too risky to ask crews back before the end of the year.
Blum, who is yet to work with Marvel but has had huge success with the likes of Get Out, Whiplash, Halloween, and numerous other horror movies from Blumhouse Productions, recently opened up to the LA Times about Hollywood’s reopening, admitting that smaller productions are likely to start shooting again first.
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“I do think smaller productions will start sooner, but I don’t think we’re going to see Marvel movies shooting, or big expensive movies, until 2021,” Blum explained. “The real answer to your question is that it’s all about when testing will be in this country as good it is in other places, which it isn’t yet.”
Blum’s theory was actually backed up by Simu Liu, who is taking the lead role in Marvel’s Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings, which was only a few days into filming when production was stopped because of the coronavirus.
“As badly as I want to get back to work and start making things again, I think our collective priority should be supporting our essential workers until either a vaccine is created or this disease is brought under control,” Liu said.
“Neither of those things have happened, so I’m focused on staying home, keeping busy and giving what I can to ensure that people working on the front lines have the protective equipment they need.”