First The Falcon and the Winter Soldier reactions praise ‘grounded’ & ‘explosive’ MCU series
With only a week left to go before the highly-anticipated premiere of Marvel Studios’ The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, the first reactions on the first episode of the Disney+ series have already hit social media. It looks like the anticipation for the MCU series will continue to heighten as the reactions have been collectively positive so far, teasing brilliant action sequences as well as a more grounded and character-driven take on Sam and Bucky’s story. Check out some of the reactions below!
First up, our own Managing Editor Max Evry and Associate Editor Grant Hermanns!
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier stars Anthony Mackie (Captain America: Civil War) as Sam Wilson aka The Falcon, and Sebastian Stan (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) as Bucky Barnes aka The Winter Soldier. The pair, who came together in the final moments of Avengers: Endgame, team up on a global adventure that tests their abilities–and their patience.
Joining them are MCU veterans Daniel Bruhl and Emily VanCamp, who are set to return as Helmut Zemo and Sharon Carter, respectively. Neither character has appeared onscreen since 2016’s Captain America: Civil War. Don Cheadle’s James Rhodes, aka War Machine, is also set to appear.
During the Marvel Studios panel at D23 Expo 2019, it was revealed that Wyatt Russell (Lodge 49, Black Mirror) has joined the series for the role of Marvel Comics character John Walker/ U.S. Agent. Miki Ishikawa (The Terror: Infamy), Desmond Chiam (Now Apocalypse), Carl Lumbly (Doctor Sleep, Supergirl), Noah Mills (The Enemy Within) and Danny Ramirez have also been cast for the series.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is a six-episode series that is directed by Kari Skogland with Malcolm Spellman serving as head writer. John Wick creator Derek Kolstad has also joined the series’ writing/creative team. The series is set to debut on March 19, 2021.