EW.com — The cast of forthcoming Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier are shielding plot details pretty fiercely — but when they sat down in EW and PEOPLE’s video studio backstage at Disney’s D23 Expo, they did tease a few hints.
CinemaBlend.com — The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will be one of the first Marvel shows available to stream on Disney+ and a new poster out of the D23 Expo already highlights a significant change for one of its characters. That’s right, Bucky Barnes is sporting a fresh, short new haircut. The floppy, shoulder-length hair he had in films like Captain America: Civil War and, more recently, Avengers: Endgame is gone.
This past weekend Sebastian stopped by the 2019 D23 Expo to promote his upcoming show The Falcon and the Winter Soldier on Disney’s new streaming platform Disney+ which debuts this November.
You can check out all the press interviews in the below YouTube playlist along with high quality screen captures.
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 Russell. In 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 Tale, The 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.
On August 23rd, Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie teamed up during the Disney+ Showcase at Disney’s D23 EXPO 2019 in Anaheim, California to discuss their upcoming series The Falcon and The Winter Soldier which will debut on their new platform next year.
The Falcon and The Winter Soldier will stream exclusively on Disney+, which launches November 12. 2019.
This news originally broke back in early April. I’ve compiled all the information about the upcoming miniseries below.
- Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie will star in a Disney+ miniseries titled ‘Falcon and The Winter Soldier’
- The show will begin filming in October in Atlanta, Georgia.
- Daniel Bruhl and Emily Van Camp will reprise their MCU roles.
- The series will premiere in 2020 with a reported 6 episodes.
- Malcolm Spellman is set to serve as the writer and showrunner.
- Disney+ will debut November 12, 2019 for $6.99 a month.
Marvel.com — Announced during The Walt Disney Company’s Investor Day, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige shared Marvel Studios’ excitement to explore long-form stories in ways we’ve never done before.
Bucky Barnes and Sam Wilson have been enemies, and they’ve been friends. Get ready for more adventures from them in “Falcon and The Winter Soldier,” with Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan.
It is also worth noting how the individual shows Disney+ aims to create will affect future theatrical releases from the MCU. You can read more below..
Vulture.com — And most importantly for continuity fans, Feige did say that developments in Marvel shows will impact narrative developments in upcoming superhero theatrical releases. “A post-Endgame MCU will be extremely different and extremely focused on Disney+ tying into our future,” Feige told the crowd. In other words, you have to subscribe to Disney+ if you really want to know what’s going on in the MCU.
On May 20th Deadline announced who will be directing the upcoming The Falcon and the Winter Soldier miniseries.
In addition to who will be directing they’re also reported that Captain America: Civil War’s Daniel Bruhl and Emily Van Camp will also be joining Sebastian and Anthony for the series and will air in August 2020.
Kari Skogland has been set to direct the six-part Disney+ miniseries The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, with Avengers: Endgame‘s Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan starring. Sources said Captain America: Civil War‘s Daniel Bruhl and Emily Van Camp are also in talks to join. The miniseries will air in August 2020.
I’d heard that Mackie’s accepting the shield from Captain America at the end of Avengers: Endgame will figure into the miniseries, but the studio had no comment on where it goes.
Bruhl played Zemo in Captain America: Civil War, the mastermind who drove a wedge between Captain America and Iron Man that factored into the Avengers films, and the murderer of Black Panther’s father. Malcolm Spellman (Empire) has been writing.
ComicBook.com reports Sebastian revealed his expectations for the series at a recent comic convention. You can read what he had to say below:
“I think it’s time for Bucky to go out there and have an identity outside of the circumstances that we’ve met him through,” Stan said. “So, I don’t know, he might do all kinds of things. He might even go on a date. I don’t know. Scary world out there, you know? Apps, things like that. I don’t know what he’s gonna do. I can’t see him on an iPhone…I think it’s gonna be a lot of dealing with Anthony’s character and Anthony himself which is always another character.”
Sebastian also revealed the series would begin filming in October, though he did not give an exact date. The series will reportedly film in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Winter Soldier actor also praised his co-star, Anthony Mackie, saying:
“I have a blast working with Anthony. It’s very funny half the time. It’s just gonna be a lot of that move your seat up thing, I’m gonna tell him that if we’re gonna be in the car, I’m gonna be in the passenger’s seat and he’s gonna be in the back, or I should be in the driver’s seat.”
For those who aren’t familiar with Disney+ here is some key information about the upcoming streaming service:
Launching on November 12, 2019, at $6.99 a month, Disney+ will be the ultimate streaming destination for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic. From The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer and International segment, Disney+ will offer ad-free programming with a variety of original feature-length films, documentaries, live action and animated series and short-form content, along with unprecedented access to Disney’s incredible library of film and television entertainment. The service will also be the exclusive streaming home for films released by The Walt Disney Studios in 2019 and beyond, including “Captain Marvel,” “Avengers: Endgame,” “Toy Story 4,” “The Lion King,” “Aladdin,” and “Star Wars Episode IX.”