The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is releasing on March 19, 2021. This will be Marvel’s second Disney+ series. Marvel kicked its phase 4 with WandaVision. It concluded last week on Friday. The show has particularly established the tone for Marvel’s phase 4. Now, we will see The Falcon and the Winter Soldier take on the lead.
In a new TV spot shared on Twitter by a user named Amogatto_, Bucky and Sam discussed the new villains. Sam questioned the nature of the group. “They might be a part of the big three,” he suggested. When Bucky immediately asked what big three he was referring to, Sam answered: “Androids, aliens, and wizards.” The moment paved the way for the kind of hilarious exchange fans had anticipated The Falcon and the Winter Soldier would produce. After insisting that that definitely wasn’t a thing, Bucky stated, “There are no wizards!” The declaration prompted Sam to name-drop Doctor Strange before the two went on to brilliantly argue the distinction between wizards and sorcerers. Check out the video below:
NEW TFATWS TV SPOT!!! (with wizard talk) pic.twitter.com/Lcgg3QqNW4
— Jay 제이 | TFATWS era⍟ (@amogatto_) March 8, 2021
Played by Sebastian Stan, Bucky debuted as part of Captain America’s origin story before seemingly dying during a World War II mission. As the titular antagonist, he frequently clashed with his former friend. Ultimately, however, Cap was able to jog his memory and bring him back to the side of good. Played by Anthony Mackie, Sam (a.k.a. Falcon) first appeared in the same sequel. Together they returned alongside Steve Rogers in multiple adventures.
Played by Benedict Cumberbatch, the sorcerer supreme joined the MCU in 2016. Opening up a new, magical corner of the shared continuity, the character later aided the established Avengers in their battles against Thanos. WandaVision has opened the gates for new threats. Now, we will see Stephen Strange in ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’. In his own titular adventure, Strange will be joined by Scarlet Witch as he investigates whatever she may or may not have unleashed through her using of the Darkhold, also known as the Book of the Damned.
Bucky’s adjustment to the modern world will no doubt play a part. The show will also focus on Sam’s evolution as the Falcon. Bucky was captured during World War II. He was brainwashed and used only for missions. He was only briefly on the run before he surrendered to isolation in Wakanda. Shortly after that, he was blipped out of existence. As such, his experience has been minimal.
For now, the marketing has leaned into the comedy of it all — with this spot highlighting the quality frenemy exchanges between the titular pair. The show will take an interesting dive into Sam and Bucky’s relationship. Earlier, Sam and Bucky were involved in a staring contest. The two scenes from Falcon and Winter Soldier’s counseling session play up the humor in their contentious relationship, with the pair devolving into a staring contest when they’re meant to be doing a bonding exercise.
Beyond Zemo and the Flag-Smashers, Sam and Bucky will also presumably contend with John Walker (Wyatt Russell). John Walker, 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.
Amidst all the drama and the mystery, we can expect some purely bred action and abusive words flying here and there. So, coming to the point – Kijkwijzer — the Dutch film and television rating board — has listed the series as a “16+” property due to “violence” and “coarse language.” As u/VirinR — the Redditor who first spotted the rating — points out, it’s a rating similar to that of TV-MA in the United States. Other notable properties that have gotten slapped with a 16+ rating by Kijkwijzer include Daredevil Season Two, Jessica Jones Season Two, Django Unchained, and Game of Thrones Season Seven.
According to the show’s synopsis, “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. The all-new series is directed by Kari Skogland; Malcolm Spellman is the head writer. Streaming exclusively on Disney+.” Fans are definitely excited for The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. It will continue right after the events of Avengers: Endgame. As of now, the show seems to have a lot of humor. The humor will play a crucial role in order to ease up the tension of the series.
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