New Falcon and the Winter Soldier Featurette Continues Legacy of the Shield

New Falcon and the Winter Soldier featurette continues legacy of the shield

Ahead of the second episode’s debut, Disney+ has released a brand behind-the-scenes featurette for Marvel Studios’ newest Marvel Cinematic Universe series, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, providing new footage for the remaining five episodes this season. Check out the video in the player below!

The featurette features Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan along with director Kari Skogland and Nate Moore as they talked about how Steve’s absence affected the titular characters, who are now trying to find their own purpose. Head writer Malcolm Spellman and Moore also teased how the series will addressed real-life issues about race which particularly concerns with Sam’s apprehensiveness to accept becoming Captain America.

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Starring Mackie and Stan, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier picks up from the events in which Sam Wilson, aka The Falcon, was gifted the iconic vibranium shield from Steve Rogers in order to take up the mantle of Captain America while Bucky Barnes, aka The Winter Soldier, retains his moniker but uses it for heroism instead. Despite this, Sam seeks to forge his own path and retire the Cap moniker to properly honor Steve’s legacy while Bucky undergoes therapeutic treatment to correct the wrongs of his past, but when a new threat to the world emerges and the US decides to elect a new Cap with more questionable morals, the titular duo must team up on a global adventure that will test their abilities — and their patience.

They are joined by MCU veterans Daniel Bruhl, Emily VanCamp and Don Cheadle, who are reprising their roles as Helmut Zemo, Sharon Carter, and James Rhodes aka War Machine respectively. Wyatt Russell is also starring in the series as John Walker along with fellow MCU newcomers Danny Ramirez as Joaquin Torres, Erin Kellyman as Karli Morgenthau, Adepero Oduye as Sarah Wilson, Miki Ishikawa , Desmond Chiam, Carl Lumbly, and Noah Mills.

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The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is a six-episode series that is directed by Kari Skogland with Malcolm Spellman serving as head writer, with John Wick creator Derek Kolstad also part of the series’ writing/creative team. The first episode of the buddy comedy series is now available to stream while the second airs tomorrow!

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