Exciting adventures await Falcon and the Winter Soldier. One of the best ideas to come out of the post-Avengers: Endgame era was to give Bucky Barnes and Sam Wilson a show together. Captain America's most loyal friends have always had a fun camaraderie and Marvel is set to give fans more of that friendship (and big-budget action) in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier was supposed to premiere in August, but the pandemic shutdowns in March halted filming and pushed back the show’s timeline. However, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier officially resumed production in Atlanta and Disney recently confirmed the timeframe for when fans should expect the long-awaited series to finally hit Disney+.
Here’s everything we know about the Disney+ series, including its new release date, cast, plot, and more.
When is the release date of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier?
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will premiere at some point in March on Disney+. The release date was confirmed during Disney's 2020 Investor Day presentation. Previously, the only information we had was from the Disney+ app, which had the premiere date vaguely listed to be at some point in 2021. Now that we've gotten a release month, it's only a matter of time before Marvel ups the ante on marketing and reveals the official premiere date.
How many episodes will the Disney+ series have?
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will consist of six episodes. It’s also expected that each episode will be at least one hour long.
Who is in the cast of the Disney+ series?
- Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson/Falcon
- Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier
- Daniel Brühl as Baron Helmut Zemo
- Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter
- Wyatt Russell as John Walker/U.S. Agent
Georges St-Pierre was spotted on the set of the series, and he’s expected to reprise his role of Georges Batroc, who was first introduced in The Winter Soldier. Carl Lumbly has also been cast in an undisclosed role, though fans have speculated that he will play Isaiah Bradley, an alternate Captain America and survivor of the supersoldier serum procedure. In addition, Miki Ishikawa and Noah Mills have also been cast in unknown roles.
What is the plot of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier?
Here’s the official synopsis:
Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes team up in a global adventure that tests their abilities—and their patience.
It’s an incredibly vague plot summary that tells us absolutely nothing other than Bucky and Sam will travel. However, we do know that (for one reason or another) Sam has not taken up the mantle of Captain America after being gifted his shield in Endgame. In his stead, an alternative Captain America by the name of U.S. Agent is now the country’s new superhero. In the comics, U.S. Agent underwent the same procedure that gave Jessica Jones her powers. Instead of using his powers for good, however, John Walker is pretty much a villain and it’s possible that Sam and Bucky will have to defeat him.
Elsewhere, Baron Helmut Zemo is back (and wearing his famous purple mask). His first appearance was in Captain America: Civil War and, considering that Batroc is also back, it’s possible that the two are working together to execute a master plan. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier shot in Prague (and was going to film in Puerto Rico, but didn’t) in addition to Atlanta, which is where Zemo is probably scheming. It’s also possible that U.S. Agent and Zemo are somehow connected, but we’ll have to wait to find out more.
Is there a trailer for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier?
Yes, there is! The official trailed debuted during Disney's Investor Day presentation on December 10 and offered fans a first look at Bucky and Sam's adventures. There's plenty of action and banter between the pair, with Sam admitting that the legacy of Captain America's shield is "complicated." Check it out below!
The first teaser was only seconds long and it was intercut with footage from WandaVision and Loki. However, it did reveal a confrontation between Zemo and Bucky, as well as Sam throwing Cap’s shield. Watch the spot below!
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will premiere in March 2021 on Disney+.