Bucky and Sam – and their humorous bickering – are back next month in The Falcon & The Winter Soldier. Their mission: take down Baron Zemo.
The new mini-series expands the story of Captain America: Civil War and builds on the ending of the Infinity Saga with Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, and Daniel Brühl as Baron Zemo who now has a network of masked henchmen at his disposal.
The show takes place after the defeat of Thanos and the death of Steve Rogers on the timeline, which is something that’s going to have to be contended with. Sam doesn’t seem quite ready to take up the mantle that was given to him in this trailer – flinging the shield at a tree (in frustration? grief? both?) where it’s caught by Bucky. Contending with the events of End Game is looks to be a theme in this, more so than the glimpse we’ve gotten in WandaVision.
The story brings back Sharon Carter (played by Emily VanCamp)! It’s been a bit – audiences last saw the secret agent and ex-field agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. in Civil War. I’m really digging the return of all of these side characters in the MCU shows. We also get a very brief glimpse of John Walker (played by Wyatt Russell – Overlord, Ingrid Goes West) at what looks like a football game’s halftime show. Walker took a turn as Captain America after Cap left the scene; he took on the mantle before becoming the sanctioned hero U.S. Agent.
From what we’ve seen so far, this definitely feels more like a traditional superhero (with little to no connections to the multiverse) story compared to Wanda’s current predicament and what’s coming after in time-traveling Loki. Expect more direct ties to the Infinity Saga and a more grounded (as much as superheroes can be) plot.
Sam and Bucky have a bad guy and his goons to take down in 6 action-packed episodes. I am here for it.