Thursday was a big day for Disney and Disney Plus. It was also a big day for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier fans. Those fans finally learned when they’ll get to watch the new series on the streaming service. The best news of all is that they aren’t going to have to wait too much longer.
The show, based on the continued adventures of two of Captain America’s closest friends, will kick off on March 19, 2021. That means we have to wait just three more months for one of the most anticipated programs on Disney Plus.
Marvel and LucasFilm both gave quite a few updates on their future plans and Thursday was like a nerd’s Christmas with all the announcements. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will be the second new show to debut on Disney Plus next year. It will be proceeded by Wandavision, which premieres on January 15.
‘The Falcon And The Winter Soldier’ Continues Cap’s Story
Over the last year, we’ve gotten bits and pieces about what to expect in the upcoming series. Sam Wilson, otherwise known as The Falcon and Bucky Barnes who is now The Winter Soldier are continuing the work started by Steve Rogers as Captain America.
It continues the story from Avengers: End Game, where Rogers passed away from old age after traveling back in time to return power stones used to defeat Thanos.
There is one hitch, another character from the Marvel comics is appearing in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Super Patriot is the American Government’s pick to take over for Captain America. in the comics, the character is a dangerously damaged man. He’s given a version of Captain America’s Super Soldier Serum. That’s likely what causes his issues.
We don’t know a great deal about how the Super Patriot, The Falcon or Winter Soldier will interact. It’s safe to assume they aren’t friends. Set photos show Wyatt Russell, who plays Super Patriot in his costume. Those pics tells us the show is sticking to the story in that regard.
Alongside the release date, Disney Plus also showed fans a new trailer for the series.
The Gang’s All Here
Other allies of Captain America will appear in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Among the fan favorites appearing in the Disney Plus series will be Emily VanCamp who was briefly a love interest of Rogers’s. In the end, Marvel didn’t pursue the romantic angle for the two characters.
Fans will also see a familiar face as the “big bad” in the series. Daniel Bruhl returns as Helmut Zemo. The character first appeared in Captain American: Civil War. However, that time, he wasn’t wearing the famous Baron Zemo mask.
Earlier trailers showed he will also be closer to his comic book character, as he will indeed don the disguise.