On your left! The Falcon and the Winter Soldier has arrived, continuing the Captain America story arc for another generation. Here’s everything you need to know.
In the wake of Avengers Endgame, fans have been waiting with keen anticipation to see how the Marvel Cinematic Universe would evolve from those cataclysmic events. WandaVision has already been released to much acclaim, now The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is gracing our screens.
Following Captain America’s closest buds, the series will no doubt focuses on the Falcon and the Winter Soldier coming to terms with the events of Endgame, and taking on some classic Marvel baddies in the process. But enough preamble, let’s dive right in.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier release date
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier made its debut on March 19, 2021, and the remaining five episodes will be released each following Friday.
Originally intended for release in August 2020, the pandemic soon put paid to those plans, hence the delay to launch. But after a whole year since the last MCU film was released, fans will surely be thrilled to see their heroes back in action on the screen.
Where can I watch The Falcon and the Winter Soldier?
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is exclusively available on Disney Plus.
The streaming service is home to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with all the beloved films available to stream, and a truly dizzying array of other projects on the way, including Loki, Hawkeye, What If…?, Ms Marvel, and many more.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier trailer
In December, Disney unveiled the first full-length trailer for the new show, and it’s given us a lot to get excited about.
As Marvel fans will know, Falcon has inherited Captain America’s shield, and with it comes the responsibility to live up to his legacy.
With all the stunts, explosions, and witty one-liners you’d expect from a Marvel movie, this TV show looks to be the full ticket for anyone who’s looking for spectacular superheroics to lift the lockdown gloom.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier News and Rumours
Don Cheadle, who plays James Rhodes (alias War Machine) in the Marvel Universe, confirmed that his character would appear in the series. In an interview with BroBible where he also promoted the upcoming Disney Plus series Armor Wars, the star said:
“That’s some of the fun of the MCU, that we all get to show up in each other’s stories, and there are ways that we’re cross-platforming these characters, and they become storylines, sometimes, in the movies. And then these storylines in the movies become storylines in the shows… You know, Rhodey shows up in Winter Soldier and Falcon’s show”
We can’t wait to see if there will be even more crossover cameos from the rest of the cast, so we’ll be keeping our eyes peeled and our ears to the ground.
Several months ago, production had shut down amidst the early stages of the global Covid-19 pandemic, but Falcon himself, Anthony Mackie, took to Twitter to reassure fans of its resumption back in September – and in the process, revealed his character’s new look.
This suit features a more classic comic book aesthetic and a breathable design, one that has significantly fewer pieces of armour attached.