'The Falcon and The Winter Soldier': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Marvel's mini-series
'Avengers: Endgame' saw some superheroes end their journey, while for some, it was a new beginning.
Two such superheroes who will now team up and go further after playing pivotal roles in 'Endgame.' Sam Wilson aka Falcon (Or should we say Captain America) and Bucky Barnes aka Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) played their part in defeating Thanos (Josh Brolin) and soon after Steve Rogers aka Captain America (Chris Evans) passes on his shield to Wilson while Bucky approves with a smile.
While some of the Avengers are set to get their own standalone films and sequels, 'Falcon and Winter Soldier' will get a six-episode miniseries and here's what we know about the upcoming Marvel series so far.
Marvel has announced the release date for 'The Falcon and The Winter Soldier' as March 19, 2021.
At this stage, much of the speculations were about Falcon's journey as the new Cap, while Bucky would be his team-mate who may also have a fair bit of his past explained. Much of what we know about the 'Man with the metal arm', as Peter Parker (Tom Holland) puts it, is from his origins in 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' and 'Captain America: Civil War'.
According to Den of Geek, the plot could look at how Sam would come in terms with the massive responsibility of wielding the shield, given his reluctance while accepting it. Talking to comicbook, Stan explained that it was time for his character to explore the world. In all his MCU appearances, Bucky was shown as a howling commando from Cap's team who was later brainwashed by HYDRA and apart from grappling with some of Thanos's army in 'Infinity War' and 'Endgame', he didn't really get a glimpse of the outside world.
"I think it’s time for Bucky to go out there and to have an identity outside of the circumstances that we met him through. So I don’t know, I think he can do all kinds of things he might even go on a date. I know its a scary world out there… I don’t know what he’s going to do. I can’t see him with an iPhone."
The extended trailer-style footage for the Disney+ series was released during the Disney shareholders meeting with Comicbook providing a description of the clip.
The description is as follows: "'The Falcon and The Winter Soldier' footage opens with Bucky (Sebastian Stan) visiting Zemo (Daniel Brühl) in an elaborate prison. Zemo tries to activate Bucky's Winter Soldier programming, which of course no longer works. Bucky reveals that he has come to see Zemo because someone has restarted the Super Soldier program."
The official synopsis reads: "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'."
So will we see Bucky trying to adjust to the new world? Only time will tell.
As of date, Antony Mackie plays Sam Wilson and Stan will be back as Bucky Barnes. According to Deadline, 'Captain America: Civil War's Daniel Bruhl and Emily Van Camp are also in talks to join.
Bruhl played Helmut Zemo, a Sokovian citizen turned terrorist mastermind who sought revenge against the Avengers after losing his family in the Battle of Sokovia, while Camp essayed the role of Agent Carter, Peggy Carter's (Hayley Atwell) niece and Cap's love interest for a brief time. The rest of the cast details has been kept pretty much under wraps.
Malcolm Spellman ('Empire') has been roped in to write 'The Falcon and The Winter Soldier' while Kari Skogland ('The Handmaid's Tale') will direct all six episodes of the series, as reported by Deadline.
Movie scooping site DiscussingFilm has revealed that the working title for the show is 'Tag Team', obviously playing off the friendship of the titular characters. The Twitter report for the scoop blog also mentions that the series is aiming to start production mid-August in Atlanta.
The Falcon may stay the same despite having Cap's shield in his possession. Talking to Variety during the D23 Expo, Anthony Mackie said he'll not be the next Captain America. "I am The Falcon, I will always be The Falcon. The moniker will stay the same."
With the launch of Disney+ on November 12, in a special entitled ‘Marvel Studios: Expanding the Universe’, a first look at Baron Zemo’s mask was revealed. Baron Zemo is set to be the series villain, played by Daniel Bruh. The special also offered a first look at concept art for the Anthony Mackie’s Falcon and new character U.S. Agent, played by Wyatt Russel.
Sebastian Stan in a recent interview with THR revealed there were no ill-feelings towards Sam after Steve picked him to be the successor. "Steve is saying to Bucky, 'You’re going to go and do that, too. I’m not going to put this thing on you. We’re both going to live our lives — the lives that were actually taken from us back in the '40s when we enlisted,'" Stan explained.
"So, that’s where I felt they were at the end of the movie. I don’t think there’s a desire or any conflicted thoughts about taking on that mantle. Sam, to me, was always the clear man to take on that mantle for numerous reasons, which also comes with so much more baggage that’s going to be explored in the show. I guess you’ll have to tune into Disney+ to find out why."
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