'The Falcon and The Winter Soldier': Bucky and Sam aren't friends in Disney+ series, reveals new footage
Recent footage from 'The Falcon and The Winter Soldier' highlights a few storylines starting with the return of Daniel Bruhl's Baron Zemo. It also gives a look at the new Captain America and the relationship between Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) and Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie).
Of prime focus is the relationship between the two characters. Sam and Bucky were both introduced in 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' and the duo shared a rather cordial friendship. The same was observed in 'Avengers: Infinity War' and 'Avengers: Endgame'.
However, the recent footage points at a different direction. 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 next clip shown is a rally with a heavy Americana theme (red, white, and blue decorations, cheerleaders, the works). An announcer is introducing the new Captain America to the world, and we see a figure with the shield standing backstage.
"An action-packed montage is then shown, which showcases the stuntwork and battles that will take place in the series. This includes Zemo fighting in his Marvel Comics mask.
"As Bucky points out, the two men (Sam and Bucky) are not friends; they're two guys who had a mutual friend (Steve Rogers) and now need to help one another."
While at the moment it is unclear what caused the relationship to get so frosty, it might have a lot to do with the way the duo approaches things. Sam Wilson has always been the character who would put himself in Steve's shoes while Bucky may still have a hard time coming to terms after the whole de-programming and it's interesting to see how the series looks at their emotions post 'Endgame'.
'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier' will premiere in August on Disney+.