Here’s everything we know about The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.
When will the Falcon/Winter Soldier TV series be released?
As revealed at San Diego Comic Con 2019, the six-part series was originally set to be released in autumn 2020. There’s good news, however, as Deadline reported that the release date had been brought forward to August 2020.
And that date was confirmed by Disbey boss Bob Iger at a shareholder meeting in February 2020, meaning that the show will officially be the first original Marvel series to launch on the platform.
The even better news is that Disney+ will be available in the UK by then – the streaming service is launching on 24th March 2020.
Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie are already in sync for 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier'
As of November 2019 the series had begun production, as announced on Instagram by Mackie and Stan, so the road to Marvel’s first Disney+ series begins now…
Who is in the cast of the Falcon/Winter Soldier TV series?
Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie will, of course, reprise their roles as the titular superheroes.
It has also been confirmed that Captain America: Civil War star Daniel Bruhl will return to the MCU as Zemo – the criminal mastermind who drove a wedge between Captain America and Iron Man –and that he’ll finally be sporting the character’s iconic purple mask from the comics. Check out this first-look image of him in action!
Emily Van Camp is also expected to reprise her role as Sharon Carter (Peggy’s Niece). We wonder if Peggy ever found out about that kiss Sharon and Steve shared…
In January 2020, it was announced that Noah Mills (The Enemy Within, The Brave) would also be joining the cast, though details of what role he’ll be playing are yet to be released.
Carl Lumbly (Doctor Sleep, Cagney & Lacey, Alias) has also joined the cast, with speculation suggesting he could play Isaiah Bradley, the Black Captain America. In the comics, Bradley was the product of secret experiments on African-American soldiers, a storyline inspired by the very real Tuskegee syphilis studies.
What is the Falcon/Winter Soldier TV series about?
In Avengers: Endgame, after the dust had settled on the climactic battle with Thanos and his goons, Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) ventured back into the past to return the stolen Infinity Stones to their rightful place in time and space, and returned an elderly man, effectively ending his tenure as Captain America. He then handed his shield to Sam, presumably passing on the mantle of Captain America, too. But does he have what it takes to be America’s Ass?
The series is expected to follow on from Avengers: Endgame, so we should get some answers on that here.
As for Bucky, he’s no longer under the control of evil institution Hydra, and he’s now got a shiny new Vibranium arm courtesy of the good people of Wakanda. If he can get past the jealousy that his best pal chose Falcon as his successor, then these two could make a fine crime-fighting duo. Oh, and based on one concept art poster, he’s had a haircut…
Given the prominence of Captain America’s shield in the official logo, it seems likely that the series will continue to explore the character’s legacy, and it could be that both Sam and Bucky will vie for the position of the new Cap.
“I think it’s time for Bucky to go out there and have an identity outside of the circumstances that we’ve met him through,” Stan said of his man out of time while attending an Italy convention.
“So, I don’t know, he might do all kinds of things. He might even go on a date. I don’t know. Scary world out there, you know? Apps, things like that. I don’t know what he’s gonna do. I can’t see him on an iPhone… I think it’s gonna be a lot of dealing with Anthony’s character.”
Could Sharon Carter be a love interest for either superhero? And what will bring Zemo back to villainy? We’ll have to wait and see…
Who is writing the Falcon/Winter Soldier TV series?
A couple of writers have been mentioned in connection with the new show. First off, Variety reported the involvement of Malcolm Spellman, who is best known for working on hit Fox series Empire.
The second name, revealed by The Wrap, is the more intriguing of the two – Derek Kolstad, who is the creator of the John Wick franchise. The most recent film in the series, Chapter 3 – Parabellum, has been a critical and box office hit with a fourth John Wick film already green-lit.
Is there a trailer?
Sort of. Marvel Studios released a trailer for its upcoming Disney+ Marvel shows, including WandaVision and Loki. It features glimpses of Sam Wilson training with Captain America’s legendary shield and a glimpse at Daniel Brühl’s Baron Zemo.