By SARAH SHMERLING | Editor-in-Chief
Palisadian Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, has executive produced “The Falcon and The Winter Solider,” a six-episode Disney+ Original mini-series set to premiere through the streaming service soon.
Future viewers caught a glimpse of the upcoming action during a two-minute trailer that aired during the Super Bowl.
“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 Solider,’” according to a synopsis from Disney+.
The two are partnered together in a worldwide adventure as they fight the anti-patriotism group, called the “Flag-Smashers.”
For those who have not seen “Endgame” or need a refresher: Captain America (aka Steve Rogers) shows up in the MCU’s present after traveling back in time to live out his life. In the film, he hands Sam Wilson the shield he holds as a super hero—but since then, reports have indicated that who the next Captain America may prove to not be that simple.
“At the end of ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ Sam never accepted the shield,” Mackie shared in an interview with Inverse. “Sam never said he was going to be Captain America. Sam never said he wanted to be Captain America. So, in the series, you learn who’s going to be Captain America, who the shield is passed down to and where we go from there.”
With Bucky briefly holding the shield in the trailer, the identity of Captain America seems uncertain.
Other starring roles in the show include Daniel Brühl as Baron Helmut Zero (a Sokovian terrorist who was responsible for the Avengers’ breakup in “Captain America: Civil War”), Emily VanCamp as Sharon Charter (a former agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.) and Wyatt Russell as John F. Walker (a militaristic successor to Captain America that was created by the U.S. government).
Palisadian Don Cheadle recently revealed that his character, War Machine, will also reprise his role in the series, according to multiple reports.
The series is directed by Kari Skogland, with Malcolm Spellman as the head writer. Other producers include Zoie Nagelhout, Skogland and Spellman.
“The Falcon and The Winter Solider” is set to premiere on March 19.
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