Disney+ has launched over the weekend, much to everyone’s excitement. While many are no doubt binging away at the so-far-so-awesome The Mandalorian in the Star Wars section, the gears for the Marvel Studios side of Disney+ original shows have been turning.
Of all the Marvel Disney+ shows announced so far, only The Falcon and the Winter Soldier has begun production, with its premiere somewhere in Fall 2020.
We’re all excited for the bromance between Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson/Falcon and Sebastian Stan’s Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier, as well as the former’s eventual transformation into Captain America, as teased at the end of Avengers: Endgame.
Recently, Disney+’s new Marvel-centric documentary, Marvel Studios: Expanding the Universe aired at launch. In it, we were given a taste of what’s to come in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier in the form of new outfits for Sam and Bucky!
Both designs seem to be more faithful callbacks to their comic book versions, with Falcon’s sleek red/white/black resembling the outfits in more recent comics, where Winter Soldier’s actually looks more like the classic Bucky outfits in the original Captain America comics.
But that’s not all that was revealed in the documentary. Two more designs have cropped up: Sharon Carter, as well as an intriguing figure that very closely resembles Cap himself.
“But didn’t Cap retire at the end of Endgame?“, you say? That’s right — this guy’s actually US Agent, a villain-turned-anti-hero in the comics.
In the comics, John Walker was assigned to replace Steve Rogers as the famed super-soldier after Rogers fell out with the US government for a time. However, US Agent’s propensity for extreme violence and lethal measures rubbed Cap the wrong way, and, naturally, clashed with him on multiple occasions.
What US Agent’s role in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier exactly remains to be seen, especially since Daniel Brühl’s Baron Zemo is already a major villain (his updated look is shown below). We’re speculating that US Agent could be another foil to the duo, seeing as they’d considered Cap as a role model to them.
In any case, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier should prove a very interesting prospect to binge when it premieres in Fall 2020.
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