Aug
24

TV Guide: Everything We Know About The Falcon and the Winter Soldier on Disney+

TVGuide.com — Although Avengers: Endgame concluded what has now become known as the Infinity Saga earlier this year, the Marvel Cinematic Universe goes on. In addition to a number of films currently in the works as part of Phase Four, some of your favorite Avengers will also be venturing to the small screen for limited series on Disney+, Disney’s streaming service, which is set to launch Nov. 12.

The first series coming our way will be The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which finds Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan reprising their fan-favorite roles as Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes, respectively. As is the case with everything Marvel related, details surrounding the series are still pretty scarce, but here’s everything we know so far.

It’s coming in 2020. Although we would like to have it streaming directly into our eyeballs much, much sooner, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier won’t be available to stream until fall of 2020.

There will reportedly be six episodes. Each of Marvel’s new series will be limited in nature, but as we’ve learned recently, that word doesn’t really have any meaning in Hollywood anymore. Maybe if we’re good and ask really nicely Marvel will grant us more seasons?

Zemo is back. We knew there was a reason Daniel Bruhl’s Zemo lived at the end of Captain America: Civil War, and during Marvel’s panel at San Diego Comic-Con in July, Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige revealed it’s because he’s returning to stir up trouble for Cap’s two best friends.

Sharon Carter is also back. Kevin Feige announced Emily VanCamp is also returning to play Peggy’s niece during the D23 Expo on Friday, Aug. 23.

John Walker will be played by Wyatt RussellIn the comics, John Walker is (currently) known as U.S. Agent, but before that, he also was known as Super-Patriot, who openly opposed Captain America — the OG Captain America, Steve Rogers. It’ll be interesting to see if that’s still the case, considering that the mantel has now been passed off to Sam.

It takes place after the events of Endgame. This is pretty obvious, especially when you consider the iconic shield that is part of the show’s logo design, but the series will pick up in the wake of Endgame. This means that Sam will likely be dealing with having to live up to Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) as Captain America.

It will be directed by Kari Skogland. Skogland, whose recent credits include The Handmaid’s TaleThe Loudest Voice, and The Punisher, is on board to direct the show.

Disney+ launches on Nov. 12. Find out what else is coming to the new streaming service.

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