The Falcon and The Winter Soldier is now streaming on Disney+. The show will also focus on the aftermath of Steve Rogers (Captain America) passing on his legacy to Sam. Sam and Bucky have once again become an asset for the governing agency. They are directly responding to Baron Zemo’s threats. Zemo’s vision is of a world with no superheroes. He drives his hatred from the collateral damage that is caused by the superpowered individuals. Zemo’s extremism and Sam and Bucky’s status as glorified weapons can both be seen as responses to the events of the Infinity Saga, and the theme of super-people being under heightened scrutiny is a direct continuation of the storyline from WandaVision.
While Sam and Bucky have yet to cross paths in the ongoing series on Disney+, the pair will come together sooner rather than later to begin their collective mission. A new spot for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier shared by Marvel Studios Movies highlights Bucky’s Vibranium arm as he shows it off to Sam. At one point, the clip reveals how it snaps into his shoulders, revealing the Wakandan tech inside it that makes it work. Check out the teaser below:
While Sam’s story will mostly revolve around his journey ultimately assuming his place as MCU’s next Captain America, Bucky’s arc will be about dealing with his past as the Winter Soldier, as seen in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier premiere. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will determine what kind of future lies ahead for Bucky in the MCU. As seen in the show thus far, he’s been going through therapy and making amends for his sins as the Winter Soldier.
Even though he was brainwashed when he operated as a HYDRA assassin, it’s clear that he’s still haunted by his crimes. Doing so would not only be good for the people he wronged but for himself as he attempts to begin a new life with his original identity. Perhaps at the end of the series, he would assume his superhero identity as the White Wolf that was given to him by the Wakandan people. Marvel Studios has done a great job keeping the important plot points of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier a secret, and instead focusing on the fun rapport between Sam and Bucky.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is bringing back some characters. Batroc the Leaper is coming back and he might join the likes of Thaddeus Ross, Justin Hammer, Emil Blonsky (Abomination), and Ava Starr for the Thunderbolts. Another old character that we think could be back is Arnim Zola. Marvel could also pay homage to the character by turning him into a talking and walking robot. Beyond Zemo and the Flag-Smashers, Sam and Bucky will also presumably contend with John Walker (Wyatt Russell), who becomes a kind of successor to Captain America after Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) retired in Avengers: Endgame. We still do not know much of the storyline as it is kept under the wraps, with the trailers keeping John Walker mostly hidden, but not completely as there are still some nods to it, including Sam standing in front of a banner honoring Steve.
While their bickering makes for some fun moments, expect the show to tackle dark subjects like racism and veteran woes. For Bucky specifically, it’s important to put a focus on his mental issues as it’s hampered him for such a long time. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is set to embark on Sam and Bucky’s adventures after Steve Rogers, playing Captain America, decided to pass on his legacy to Sam, playing the Falcon. It makes perfect sense as to why Sam and Bucky are joining hands, considering they have a long history with Steve Rogers, and these two best friends to Steve Rogers are set to take the torch that is passed on by Steve.
Marvel has put out toys and promotional content to offer a tease regarding the characters’ costumes. But what has been recently released is an actual look to their suit, which means their official look has now been put out on the table. The two characters are finally stepping out of Steve Roger’s shadow and will help usher in a new era for the Marvel Cinematic Universe on Disney+.
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