Avengers: Endgame may have brought everyone back from Thanos’ snap, but it also left behind five years of damage. Spider-Man: Far From Home was the first to depict what the world felt like after the “blip,” and a new behind-the-scenes video from the set of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier looks to explore even more of what the post-Endgame MCU looks like.
In a video posted to YouTube, a fan drove through the streets of Atlanta, Georgia where the latest Disney+ series, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is currently filming. Set details reveal the world left behind in Infinity War is not at all the same after Endgame.
The footage showed a sign advertising Samson Development, which reads: “Rebuilding the city after the blip.” This heavily implies that the lives and cities destroyed by Thanos are still being restored five years later.
The name Samson might be a hint about the future of the MCU. Back in The Incredible Hulk, Ty Burrell appeared as Leonard Samson, a psychiatrist who gains superpowers and green hair. However, there’s no further evidence that they’re linked.
In the video, the neighborhood where Falcon and the Winter Soldier is filming looks a bit weathered and downtrodden. Store signs are scraped and windows are broken. In one frame, the American flag is painted onto the side of a building. This brings to mind the leaked photos that suggested that the series would grapple with the government propaganda.
It’s a safe bet that the government is probably trying to push a new version of Captain America on the country: Wyatt Russell’s U.S. Agent. This would also explain why Falcon, after being gifted Captain America’s shield and mantle at the end of Endgame, is still going by his former code name.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is set to become the first MCU series to air on Disney+, followed by WandaVisionand Loki in the spring of 2021. The latter two shows will precede and connect to the storyline of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. While we can only speculate about what the set footage might mean and how it’ll factor into the series, it certainly seems like Sam and Bucky will have a lot to deal with.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will be available to stream on Disney+ in the fall of 2020.