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(Pocket-lint) - Marvel's next superhero offering is upon us, with The Falcon and the Winter Soldier premiering on March 19, 2021. The show revolves around Captain America's two former cronies as they grapple with the loss of Steve Rogers in Avengers: Endgame.
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This is Marvel's second Disney + adventure, following their hit series WandaVision that debuted in January 2021. Originally, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier was scheduled to arrive first on Disney + but was delayed from its original release date. August 2020. Considering that the series was created with the idea that it would air first, we wouldn't be surprised if there are significant fireworks moments early on.
The series takes place long after the events of WandaVision, which occurred in the days and weeks after everyone who was captured on the Blip returned. The director and lead writer for The Falcon and The Winter Soldier specifically revealed that the series takes place about six months after the Blip, allowing you to explore some of the unintended consequences of the return of half the world's population in an instant.
The Falcon and The Winter Soldier: Release Date
The Falcon and The Winter Soldier will premiere at midnight PDT on March 19, 2021, on Disney +, so it's available to watch now.
The new episodes will debut every Friday.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier: What to Expect
Here's a rundown of the plot rumors and other interesting facts about the show, all drawn from Marvel or eagle-eyed MCU watchers:
Mackie and Stan
The main focus of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier series is on the titular characters facing their new roles in a world without Captain America. Actors Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan are scheduled to reprise their roles as Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes, also known as The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, respectively. They were important in the last two Captain America movies.
His new Disney + television series is considered a broader part of the MCU.
Running six episodes
The show is scheduled to run for six episodes and is being billed as a limited series, although Marvel President Kevin Feige has stated that another season is a possibility, while also making it clear that nothing is currently in the works. Marvel has a fairly comprehensive list of content planned for the Disney streaming platform. The Falcon and The Winter Soldier is the second of five series scheduled for 2021.
One difference between The Falcon and The Winter Soldier and other Disney + hits like WandaVision and The Star Wars Universes Mandalorian is that the new show will have a slightly longer run time, and the new series will have episodes ranging from 45 minutes to 55 minutes as opposed to the 30-minute episode blocks that Disney + has used on other major shows.
The debut of the American agent
Wyatt Russell has been confirmed to appear as John Walker AKA Agent USA, a super-patriot who often ends up as an antagonist of Captain America in the comics. Current rumors have suggested that Walker will be the US government's choice to replace Captain America in place of Anthony Mackie's Sam Wilson, who received the Captain America Shield at the end of Avengers: Endgame.
Another interesting point to consider: In the comics, Walker was trained by Taskmaster, the villain in the upcoming Black Widow movie.
Purple Masked Zemo
You may remember Daniel Bruhl's Zemo from Civil War. He was just a normal man with no superpowers hell-bent on taking revenge on the Avengers. He blamed them for the death of his family. Well, he's scheduled to return as the villain. Zemo will sport the purple mask that he is known to wear in Marvel Comics. This should be interesting to Barnes, as Zemo manipulated him in Civil War.
Flag-Smasher is one of the adversaries of the Captain America comics, and it looks like the character will debut in The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, although recent trailers point to the character having switched genders. In the comics, Flag-Smasher is Karl Morgenthau, the son of a wealthy Swiss banker who uses Daddy's money to wage war against the concept of national pride.
In the new series, however, it appears that Erin Kellyman could play a female version of the character, named Karli Morgenthau.
We don't know much more about how the character will unfold in the series, but between Morgenthau, Baron Zemo, and US Agent, there should be no shortage of baddies for The Falcon and Winter Soldier in six episodes.
Sharon Carter Returns
Another returning actor from the previous two Captain America movies is Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter.
Of course, the last time we saw her, in Civil War, she shared a kiss with Captain America, who is now her great-uncle by marriage if we correctly follow the Endgame time travel stuff. Kinda gross.
This brings us to a big question that fans have been wondering: Will we get to see one more scene of Chris Evans as old man Steve Rodgers, as we saw at the end of Endgame? The actor himself dismissed rumors of a cameo, but that hasn't stopped the internet from going rampant overseeing America's butt once again. The rumors have picked up again due to a leak of the title of the first episode.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier: Cast and Crew
We discussed this in detail throughout the previous section, but here's a rundown of the cast and crew members confirmed so far for the first season:
Anthony Mackie - The Falcon aka Sam Wilson
Sebastian Stan - The Winter Soldier, aka Bucky Barnes
Daniel Bruhl - Baron Helmut Zemo
Emily VanCamp - Sharon Carter
Wyatt Russell - American actor aka John Walker
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier: Trailers
We recently got the final trailer for The Falcon and The Winter Soldier ahead of its release. Check it out below.