Disney+’s ‘The Falcon and The Winter Solider’ Might Introduce A New Version Of Captain America
When Disney launches Disney+ this fall, it will be giving birth to a new era in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as Phase 4 of the multi-bajillion dollar franchise will unfold on the streaming service as much as it will in movie theaters.
With Loki, WandaVision, Hawkeye, Moon Knight, Ms. Marvel, and She-Hulk all set to premiere on Disney+ in the coming year, the future of the MCU will play out on the small screen as much as it does on the big screen.
Granted, while most of these projects involve fringe Marvel characters, there’s one that will feature two of the most prominent Avengers in recent years: The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, which will be the first MCU Disney+ series to be released.
Given the genesis of the pair’s relationship is their mutual friendship with Steve Rodgers, the fact that he’s gone will likely serve as one of the major plotlines of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. Oh, and there’s also the presence of his shield in the series’ logo, which, you know, probably means something.
And while many fans expect Sam Wilson to pick up the starred-and-striped shield and take over the mantle as Captain America, recent casting revelations suggest that neither Falcon nor the Winter Solider will be the next Cap and that the series will introduce a new one entirely.
At D23 Expo, Marvel revealed that Black Mirror star Wyatt Russell will join the show as a new character called U.S. Agent. As most comic book fans already know, this ‘hero’ once took over as a new, more violent version of Captain America in the source material.
Given his ‘colourful’ comic book history, it’s unclear what role Walker will play on The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, but whether he turns out to be a hero or a villain, his appearance will definitely throw a shield in the works regardless.
If Mackie’s telling the truth and Falcon does reject the role of Captain America, then it’s likely that the US government will want to pick someone else to replace him and U.S. Agent is the obvious candidate. [Digital Spy]
Regardless of who follows in the footsteps of Steve Rodgers, it’s likely that the series will largely focus on the weight that comes with being the next Captain America.
‘The Falcon and The Winter Soldier’ will be the first Marvel Cinematic Universe series to hit Disney+ when it premieres in August 2020. As for Disney+, the Mouse House’s personal streaming service will launch on Tuesday, November 12.
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