Marvel forced to cancel filming of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier as Disney+ set wracked by Puerto Rican earthquakes

MARVEL has been forced to cancel filming of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier after the Disney+ set was rocked by earthquakes in Puerto Rico.

The spin-off series stars Avengers actors Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan as the superheroes and was due to start filming on location this week.

The Hollywood Reporter states cast and crew were scheduled to start arriving today (Tuesday, January 14) but unfortunately, the island has been hit by two earthquakes over the last few days.

The first was on Tuesday, January 7 and had a 6.4 magnitude, while the second was on Saturday, January 11 and hit 5.7 magnitude.

The natural disaster has caused significant damage to the country and has led Marvel Studios to abandon its plans to film in Puerto Rico completely.

The company has yet to confirm where it will relocate shooting to instead, or whether the cancellation will delay the show's 2020 premiere.

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will see the characters join forces with ex-SHIELD agent Sharon Carter in a bid to take down Sokovian terrorist Baron Helmut Zemo, played by Daniel Brühl.

Meanwhile Anthony, 41, recently revealed how honoured he was to have the Captain America shield and mantle handed to him in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

During a chat with Deadline, the actor admitted: "You know what, to be honest, it's very emotional.

"I've been in the business for 20 years and I've been fortunate enough to do some amazing stuff and work with amazing people.

"For me, to be a Black man in 2019 and be given he helm of Captain America with the history of Black men in this country is a monumental step, not only in entertainment, but also in my life."

He continued: "It's been extremely emotional, look, my grandfather was a sharecropper, you know what I mean?

"There's a lot of history and pain and triumph and joy that comes along with me being Captain America."

Disney+ is available now in the US and will launch on March 31, 2020 in the UK.

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