The Falcon and The Winter Soldier Premiere: Latest trailer, Release Time, Casts and Plot
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The series is a sequel to Avengers: Endgame. It is the second installment and the second television series of Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The series is produced by Marvel Studios and will be released on Disney+.

Release date

After the premiere of “WandaVision,” the Disney+ debut of the next installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is inching closer. As revealed in a Super Bowl ad in early February, “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” will usher in the next era of Marvel television when the series hits Disney+ on March 19, 2021.

Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s been a long road to the debut of the show. Disney halted production on “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” on March 10 due to concerns about the coronavirus. The show began brief shoots in Prague in early March, but the studio decided to shut down production and recall staff to Atlanta.

Disney first teased the show — along with “WandaVision” and the upcoming “Loki,” in a 2020 Super Bowl commercial that offered a few glimpses of super-powered action. The two-minute 2021 Super Bowl trailer below went into a little more detail — is that buddy cop banter we hear?! — and indicated the show would be a contrast to the intentionally weird esoteric sitcom-as-a-strategy-to-del-with-grief undercurrent of “WandaVision.” according to Indiewire.

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier trailer

The first Falcon and Winter Soldier trailer makes the series look like Mission: Impossible meets the MCU. The action-filled first look features Falcon is swerving past missiles, shootouts galore, and there's even a brief look at the 'new' Captain America, John Walker (played by Wyatt Russell).

We previously got a look at a tiny amount of footage during a Super Bowl TV spot – along with a glimpse of WandaVision and Loki – that aired in early 2020. The clips show Sam training with Cap’s shield, Bucky meeting with Zemo, and US Agent in costume at a sporting event. Check out the spot above.

2021 also brings with it a new Falcon and The Winter Soldier trailer. There, the emphasis is very much on Sharon Carter mixing it up with Bucky and Sam, while Baron Zemo lurks in the shadow. There's also a staring contest, naturally.

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier plot

We don’t know much about The Falcon and the Winter Soldier plot specifics, though various leaks and set images have given us a bit to go on.

The official plot synopsis, courtesy of Disney Plus, reads: “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 The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. The all-new series is directed by Kari Skogland; Malcolm Spellman is the head writer.”

From the footage released so far, we know that US Agent is carrying a Captain America shield, while Sam seems to be practicing with the shield. There appears to be some dispute over the true heir to the Captain America mantel, as revealed by Anthony Mackie.

"We don't know that yet," he said when asked by SiriusXM's Jess Cagle about whether he will be taking over as Cap. "The show, the idea of the show is basically, you know, and at the end of Endgame, Cap decided he was going into retirement and he asked me if I would take up the shield, but at no point in time did I agree to or say that I would be Captain America." He explained, "The show walks the line of who is going to take up the shield and who's going to be Captain America if Steve isn't coming back."

He said something similar during an appearance on The Richard Eisen Show: "At the end of Endgame, Sam didn't accept the shield. If you remember, he told Steve, 'It doesn’t feel right because this shield is yours.' So, you know, the show is a long way of figuring around who’s gonna be Captain America. Where's the shield gonna end up and if Captain America, if that moniker is gonna come back and somebody’s gonna hold that moniker again."

At least one thing seems clear: Sam and Bucky are genuinely close after previously being sort of frenemies. Also, at some point, Bucky and Zemo will meet face to face, and somehow Batroc the Leaper is involved. Plus, Zemo may actually end up helping Sam and Bucky out if pictures from the set are anything to go by. This could be a trick on Zemo’s part or just a misleading look at the scene since we can’t imagine Zemo ever being particularly helpful. Whatever the case, the leading duo will have an ally in Sharon Carter, considering the aid she gave Team Cap during Civil War, GamesRadar reported.

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier cast

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier Premiere: Latest trailer, Release Time, Casts and Plot
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The cast of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier includes several returning Marvel franchise veterans, as well as a few newcomers. The cast of the series is below:

  • Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson/The Falcon, a close friend and ally of Captain America who was made an Avenger in 2015's Avengers: Age of Ultron. After 2016's Captain America: Civil War, the Falcon stuck by Captain America as Cap went rogue, where they resurfaced in 2018's Avengers: Infinity War. Falcon vanished in "The Blip" but returned at the end of Avengers: Endgame, along with an army to help Captain America defeat Thanos.
  • Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier, another close friend of Steve Rogers who was brainwashed by Hydra after his supposed death in World War II. In 2014's Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Bucky returned as a foe of Captain America until he broke free of Hydra's control. In 2016's Captain America: Civil War, Bucky was accidentally at the center of the rift that split the Avengers apart. In that film's post-credits scene, he was revealed to be under the custody of Wakanda, where he was fully rehabilitated and fought with the Avengers in both Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.
  • Daniel Brühl as Baron Helmut Zemo. Retooled from the comics, Baron Zemo was a Sokovian colonel who lost his family to the Avengers' collateral damage in Avengers: Age of Ultron. In Captain America: Civil War, Zemo succeeded in his revenge by tearing the Avengers apart. Now freed from imprisonment, Zemo takes up a new mission.
  • Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter, the niece of S.H.I.E.L.D. co-founder Peggy Carter. She first appeared in Captain America: The Winter Soldier as an undercover agent monitoring Steve Rogers. She developed a (rather problematic, however minor) romantic relationship with Steve.
  • Wyatt Russell as John Walker/U.S. Agent, a government-sanctioned replacement for Captain America.
  • Erin Kellyman (Solo: A Star Wars Story) in an unknown role. Fans believe Kellyman may be playing Sin, the daughter of Red Skull, as she leads a group of anti-America rebels known as "Flag-Smashers."
  • Other cast members of the show include former UFC champion Georges St-Pierre reprising his role of Batroc from Captain America: The Winter Soldier; and actors Desmond Chiam, Carl Lumbly, Elijah Richardson, Miki Ishikawa, and Noah Mills all occupying unknown roles, Inverse cited.

Production

On October 30, 2018, Variety reported that Marvel Studios was developing a limited TV series featuring Falcon and the Winter Soldier on Disney+, with Kevin Feige, set to serve as an executive producer, while Malcolm Spellman was confirmed to serve as the writer of the series.

On April 11, 2019, during Disney's 2019 Investor Day, it was announced that the series would premiere during the first year of Disney+.

On May 17, 2019, Sebastian Stan revealed that the series would start filming in October 2019. That report also mentioned that it would be filmed in Atlanta, Georgia. Later that month, it was reported that the series would premiere in August 2020 and that Kari Skogland was expected to direct the six episodes, with Daniel Brühl and Emily VanCamp set to reprise their Marvel Cinematic Universe roles of Helmut Zemo and Sharon Carter, respectively in the series.

On July 10, 2019, The Wrap reported that Derek Kolstad had joined the series' writing team.

On July 20, 2019, at San Diego Comic-Con 2019, Kevin Feige announced that the series was scheduled to debut on Disney+ in the Fall of 2020.

In August 2019, it was reported that the series would start production on October 22, 2019, in Atlanta.

On August 23, 2019, at D23 Expo 2019, Kevin Feige announced that Wyatt Russell had joined the show as John Walker/U.S. Agent.

On October 21, 2019, filming began at Pinewood Studios in Atlanta under the working title "Tag Team".

On December 13, 2019, Deadline reported that Desmond Chiam and Miki Ishikawa had joined the cast in undisclosed roles.

On January 13, 2020, it was reported that the production of the series was temporarily postponed due to recent earthquakes in Puerto Rico.

On February 4, 2020, Bob Iger confirmed that the series will debut in August 2020.

On March 3, 2020, it was reported that filming would take place in Prague, Czech Republic for three weeks.

On March 10, 2020, it was reported that the production of the series in Prague had been shut down due to the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus and that they would return to Atlanta for filming

On March 14, 2020, Marvel Studios paused production on The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, along with Loki and WandaVision, as a result of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

On April 24, 2020, Sebastian Stan revealed in an interview that there were about two or three weeks of filming left before production was shut down.

On July 1, 2020, it was reported that the series will shoot in the Czech Republic for nine days in the fall.

On July 2, 2020, it was reported that the series will begin preproduction in Georgia that month, with the aim to start filming as early as August.

On July 17, 2020, it was reported that the series' August premiere date had been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and that a new premiere date would be announced soon.

On September 21, 2020, it was reported that the series would premiere in 2021 instead of 2020.

On September 29, 2020, Emily VanCamp revealed that she had finished shooting her scenes for the series.

On October 6, 2020, it was reported that the series had resumed filming in Prague and that filming was expected to continue until October 23.

On October 23, 2020, it was reported that the series had wrapped principal photography.

On December 3, 2020, Emily VanCamp said that the series might premiere in early 2021.

On December 10, 2020, during Disney’s 2020 Investor Day, Kevin Feige announced that the series would premiere on March 19, 2021.

On December 28, 2020, it was reported that Henry Jackman had composed the series' score.

On February 3, 2021, Don Cheadle revealed that he would be reprising his Marvel Cinematic Universe role of James Rhodes/War Machine in the series, Marvel Cinematic Universe wrote.

Will there be The Falcon and the Winter Soldier season 2?

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier Premiere: Latest trailer, Release Time, Casts and Plot
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A second season of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier hasn’t been officially confirmed, though reports have indicated that the first season will be a limited series. Here’s hoping we get word on a potential continuation sometime soon. In the meantime, be sure to catch up on all the Marvel movies in order.

Falcon and the Winter Soldier release schedule, with the expected episode release times, according to Cnet:

Episode 1: Available March 19 -- midnight PT/3 a.m. ET/8 a.m. GMT

Episode 2: Available March 26 -- midnight PT/3 a.m. ET/8 a.m. GMT

Episode 3: Available April 2 -- midnight PT/3 a.m. ET/8 a.m. GMT

Episode 4: Available April 9 -- midnight PT/3 a.m. ET/8 a.m. GMT

Episode 5: Available April 16 -- midnight PT/3 a.m. ET/8 a.m. GMT

Episode 6: Available April 23 -- midnight PT/3 a.m. ET/8 a.m. GMT

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