Marvel has quite the offering of television shows and films coming to us on Disney Plus and in theaters. During Disney Investors Day 2020, Marvel head and super producer Kevin Feige revealed their upcoming slate of MCU properties. One of them was the Captain America spin-off series, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. Here’s everything we know about Disney Plus’ The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, along with all the current rumours.
When will The Falcon and The Winter Soldier premiere on Disney Plus?
The Falcon and The Winter Soldier premieres on Disney Plus on March 19th, 2021.
Who’s involved in bringing The Falcon and The Winter Soldier to the screen?
The series is directed by Kari Skogland. She has directed episodes of The Punisher, The Handmaid’s Tale, Boardwalk Empire, The Borgias, The Walking Dead and more. She is also producing along with Kevin Feige (You know what he’s done), Zoie Nagelhout (Black Panther, Civil War), and Malcolm Spellman (Empire). Malcolm Spellman is also the head writer.
How many episodes of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier do we get?
Unlike WandaVision, we’re getting 6 episodes. The lengths of the episodes vary from 40 to 50 minutes each. Confirmed by Kevin Feige himself.
Every Thing We Know So Far About Marvel’s The Falcon And The Winter Soldier
Who’s in the The Falcon and The Winter Soldier cast?
So far, we know the cast consists of Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Sebastian Stan (Bucky Barnes), Emily VanCamp (Sharon Carter), Daniel Brühl (Baron Zemo!), Wyatt Russell (John Walker), and Georges St-Pierre (Batroc The Leaper!).
Interestingly there are four actors listed without names for their roles. However, according to IMDB they appear in every episode. They are Desmond Chiam (Reef Break), Miki Ishikawa (The Terror), Erin Kellyman (Life, Solo: A Star Wars Story) and Adepero Oduye (The Feels, The Big Short).
Who’s the main villain?
There could be a few, actually. The main antagonist announced is Baron Helmut Zemo, played by Daniel Brühl. Brühl has stated the character feels familiar to when he played him in Captain America: Civil War, but it also feels new and fresh. I think we were only seeing Zemo’s sinister side warming up in Civil War.
Another element is the Government made Captain America in the series, played by Russel Wyatt. Yes, the Government has decided that they needed a Captain America and decided to make their own. He can definitely cause static between The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. Especially after the events of Avengers: Endgame.
But what about Falcon, you say? More on that next. In the comics, Wyatt Russell’s character is called U.S. AGENT. Will they call him that in the series? Or just drop it in a quip?
Then we have The Flag-Smashers. In the comics, The Flag-Smasher was an anti-patriot anarchist. In the series they are a group with the same political views. You can bet The Falcon and Bucky will be mixing it up with this group.
What type of show is The Falcon and The Winter Soldier?
There is actually quite a bit of information out there on what the series is about. First, here’s the official synopsis released from Marvel and Disney.
Following the events of “Avengers: Endgame,” Sam Wilson/Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) team up in a global adventure that tests their abilities—and their patience—in Marvel Studios’ “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.”
What we do know from interviews and other press pieces is that this will be a “buddy movie” of sorts between The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. Expect the hilarious quips and rivalry we saw between them in Captain America: Civil War.
Set after the events of Avengers: Endgame, we know that Steve Rogers gave Sam Wilson his shield. But with the introduction of U.S. Agent, we can bet the series will be a struggle for who gets the shield. Especially since Anthony Mackie has stated The Falcon didn’t fully agree to take on the mantle.
We will also get a look into Agent Sharon Carter’s life on the run after Captain America: Civil War.
The series will take place across the globe, truly being worldly. Add in Baron Zemo, The Flag-Smashers and other cameos that Marvel is known for and you have yourself a fantastic ride.
Will The Falcon and The Winter Soldier cross over into the Marvel films?
And speaking of cameos, it was recently revealed that Don Cheadle is going to show up in the series as War Machine.
It’s very obvious this series will cross over into the Marvel films, as all these new Disney Plus Marvel shows will be. And since this series was spawned from the events of the last Marvel films like Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, you know this is Kevin Feige weaving a complicated web through all his forms of media he over sees.
As with any Marvel property, rumours abound! Here are some of the rumours circulating about The Falcon And The Winter Soldier:
- Clark Gregg will reprise his role as Agent Phil Coulson from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
- Elijah Richardson will play The Young Avenger, The Patriot.
- Stellan Skarsgård will reprise his role as Erik Selvig.
- Tim Roth will come back as Emil Blonsky/The Abomination. Interestingly, Kevin Feige did say Emil Blonsky will show up in the She-Hulk series.
- Sam Rockwell will be back as Justin Hammer from Iron Man 2.
- Chris Evans will return as Old Man Cap for two episodes.
- Cobie Smulders will reprise her role as Maria Hill.
- William Hurt will show up as Thaddeus Ross.
- Samuel L. Jackson will be back as Nick Fury.
Honestly, there are tons of rumours out there. From what I have heard and read, I decided to list the more believable ones.
So are you excited for The Falcon and The Winter Soldier? Do you think Chris Evans will show up? Should it be more than 6 episodes? Will we finally get to see The Falcon or Bucky take up the shield for good? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
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