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The Falcon & The Winter Soldier release date delayed until “at least” 2021

Published: 20/Aug/2020 3:01 Updated: 3/Sep/2020 14:14

by Isaac McIntyre

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Marvel series The Falcon and The Winter Soldier is set to miss its original August release date and have its official Disney Plus premiere delayed until “at least” 2021, according to a series of new reports from Disney insiders.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been slapped with a series of delays in recent months, in part due to cinemas shutting doors. The biggest delay thus far has been Black Widow, which was shunted from its mid-2020 release date all the way until late November.

The Falcon & The Winter Soldier looks to be joining the Scarlett Johansson-led feature flick in a hefty delay now too. According to Disney insider Christopher Marc, the Captain America follow-up has been pushed back until “at least” 2021.

This lines up with previous news the Disney Plus series, which was set to kick-off the MCU’s new TV offerings post-Endgame, was in significant danger of missing its penned-in August release slot on the Disney streaming service.

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier cast members have also been summoned back to the set for additional shoots in recent weeks. That includes leading cast members Anthony Mackie (Sam Wilson) and Sebastian Stan (Bucky Barnes).

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier was originally set to debut on Disney Plus in August.
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The Falcon and The Winter Soldier was originally set to debut on Disney Plus in August.

This reported delay, which has yet to be officially confirmed by Disney, may see WandaVision jump the premiere queue into the original The Falcon and The Winter Soldier release date.

The far more mystical WandaVision series is focused around Scarlet Witch and The Vision, and will lead into Doctor Strange sequel. Disney’s Bob Chapek has assured fans the Marvel show will still arrive “shortly,” and is “ready to go.”

WandaVision may jump the Disney Plus queue after new The Falcon and The Winter Soldier delays.
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WandaVision may jump the Disney Plus queue after new The Falcon and The Winter Soldier delays.

Disney has also confirmed The Mandalorian, which is preparing to air its second season later this year, is “on track” for release. The highly-anticipated Star Wars show’s return will likely be the final tent-pole release for Disney Plus this year.

The second season is also being tipped to spawn multiple Star Wars spinoffs heading into the future, including shows for Ahsoka and Boba Fett. Sequel trilogy villain Kylo Ren is also reportedly in line for his own prequel series too.

Steve Rogers made Sam Wilson the new Captain America in Avengers: Endgame.
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Steve Rogers made Sam Wilson the new Captain America in Avengers: Endgame.

On the Marvel front, there’s plenty more Disney Plus series planned for 2021-2022 too. Ms. Marvel, Hawkeye’s spinoff show, the Kit Harrington-led Moon Knight series, She-Hulk, and of course Loki are all in various stages of production at the moment.

For now, though, Captain America fans may have a bit of a wait before they get to see their new duo in-action. When The Falcon and The Winter Soldier is handed a new official release date, Dexerto will update you with all the details.

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Kate Mara reveals why she never returned to American Horror Story

Published: 24/Nov/2020 17:18

by Daniel Megarry

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Kate Mara has opened up about the reason she never returned to American Horror Story, and she thinks it has something to do with the character she played.

When the first season of Ryan Murphy’s hit FX series American Horror Story debuted back in 2010, it featured cast members that would go on to become synonymous with the franchise — stars like Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, and Jessica Lange.

But one big name who never made a comeback was Kate Mara. In the first season, dubbed Murder House by fans, she played Hayden McClaine, the 22-year-old student and mistress of Ben Harmon who ended up meeting a grisly end when she threatened to expose their affair.

Hayden in American Horror Story
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Kate Mara only appeared in one season of American Horror Story

Mara’s had starring roles in Fox thriller 24, Netflix’s House of Cards, and the 2015 Fantastic Four reboot, so her star power certainly isn’t up for debate. Why then, hasn’t she ever returned to American Horror Story?

Kate Mara says fans “hate” her AHS character

Well, in a new interview with Collider, Mara revealed that it’s been radio silence since Murder House; she’s never been asked to come back, and she thinks it has something to do with the poor reputation of Hayden among fans of the show.

“No one invited me, I don’t know, I wasn’t invited back,” she said when asked why she hasn’t revisited the show since the first season.

“I don’t think people loved my character very much on that show, [but] I loved playing her. Who doesn’t want to play a sex-crazed ghost? But most people hate me on that show… which I take as a compliment.”

Kate Mara in American Horror StoryAmerican Horror Story fans were left divided over Kate Mara’s character Hayden

Fans are torn over Mara’s absence from the show, with one tweeting, “Bring her back Ryan [Murphy] I swear to God,” and another confessing, “I feel bad about it, but she played the part so well I can’t even look at her without getting p*ssed off.”

In a show where the villains are often remembered as the most iconic characters, it’s surprising Mara hasn’t been asked back. Hopefully that will happen soon, especially as Mara has popped up on other Ryan Murphy shows including Pose and Nip/Tuck.

Filming is currently underway on the next season of the show, and it’s expected to arrive in 2021. We’ve rounded up everything we know about Season 10 of American Horror Story, including cast members and potential themes.