The Public Prosecution Service said in March there was enough evidence to charge Soldier F with the murders of James Wray and William McKinney.
He is also accused of the attempted murder of four other people.
In a letter to Bloody Sunday relatives, the PPS has confirmed a magistrate’s court date on Wednesday, September 18.
Soldier F also faces charges for the attempted murders of Joseph Friel, Michael Quinn, Joe Mahon and Patrick O’Donnell.
It had initially been thought he would appear in court in August.
But in the PPS letter, a senior public prosecutor said police had now “provided the outstanding material required to finalize the court papers”.
He said the first listing of the case “will be for a for a committal hearing for the case to be transferred to the Crown Court, where any trial will take place”.
The senior prosecutor added: “If the case is going to be challenged, then it will not proceed to a full committal hearing at the first listing, rather it will adjourn for arrangements to be made for the full hearing.”
He also detailed that an accused must “attend court in person for a committal hearing, but if the case is not proceeding as a committal hearing at the first listing, then it is unlikely that the accused will attend in person on 18th September.”
Thirteen people were killed and 15 wounded when members of the Parachute Regiment opened fire on civil rights demonstrators in Derry on Sunday, 30 January 1972.
A 14th person died four months later from his injuries.