Disney+ will continue to expand the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the release of Falcon and The Winter Soldier. In the second miniseries of the MCU, the titular characters Sam (played by Anthony Mackie) and Bucky (Sebastian Stan), whose only commonality is the bond they shared with Captain America, must set aside their difference and work together to defeat a new terrorist organization called the Flagsmashers.
It’s clear that “Falcon and The Winter Soldier” is a more straightforward action and political thriller with splashes of a buddy comedy than the highly experimental and refreshing “WandaVision.” And in many ways, that is absolutely okay because Marvel has been known to delve into genre-bending while also exceeding and subverting expectations. So the forthcoming show shouldn’t be any different.
Here’s the official plot synopsis for “Falcon and The Winter Soldier:”
Marvel Studios’ “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” debuts a new trailer today, ramping up the excitement for Friday’s debut of the new original series on Disney+. All eyes are on the shield, as Sam Wilson aka The Falcon, and Bucky Barnes aka The Winter Soldier decide to team up—or rather, work together—when a new global threat launches them into an unexpected mission that may hit too close to home.
After watching the first episode, I can confidently say that “Falcon and The Winter Soldier” is a return to the familiar and gives Sam and Bucky the space they need to shine on their own and step outside of Cap’s shadow. For far too long, they’ve played as supporting characters in those bigger ensemble films. With the miniseries’ release just a few days away, we will finally get a chance to see more of their backstories and the traumas they are forced to endure post-Blip.
And what will be interesting about all of this is how the two have to work together. Based on the trailer, it’s pretty clear that they are like oil and water. They just don’t mix. But somehow, despite all the humorous provoking, and hilarious taunts, they make it work. If anything, they see themselves not as teammates but as co-workers.
Kari Skogland directs, using scripts written by head writer Malcolm Spellman. Emily VanCamp and Daniel Brühl also return to reprise their respective roles as Sharon Carter and Helmut Zemo. Wyatt Russell plays the new Captain America/US Agent – as you might guess, it will be more the latter than the former. Additionally, they will all be joined by Miki Ishikawa, Erin Kellyman, Georges St. Pierre, Amy Aquino, Adepero Oduye, and Danny Ramirez.
“The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” is scheduled to debut exclusively on Disney+ on March 19, 2021.