Thanks to the recent success of “WandaVision”, Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been gaining momentum on the small screen. Coming soon, get ready to see “The Falcon & The Winter Soldier” make its way to Disney+ and follow the same example with the previous released MCU series.
The Super Bowl trailer “The Falcon & The Winter Soldier” debuted earlier today and it gave us plenty of awesome revelations. Daniel Brühl will be reprising his role as Baron Zemo, the villain that was responsible for separating the Avengers in “Captain America: Civil War”. That’s pretty exciting, right?
Stylistically, the trailer also appears to be in sync with “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”, as a couple of scenes shown look familiar. With that being said, here are all the major reveals as well as Easter eggs from the upcoming action-oriented superhero series:
11. A familiar line referenced by Sam said to Captain America years ago can be heard in the new trailer
When watching the new trailer, Sam Wilson asks the question, “Where do we start?” since he is now teamed up with Steve Roger’s old friend Bucky. Hardcore Marvel fans would surely pick this out as a very memorable line that was said in an earlier Marvel film.
At the conclusion of “Captain America: Winter Soldier”, Sam stated something very similar to what he said in the Super Bowl trailer of “The Falcon & The Winter Soldier” to Captain America. He asked the question, “When do we start?“, which is when Steve Rogers made a decision to go search for his best pal Bucky and figure out what happened to him. And years later, Sam and Bucky, who were best friends to Captain America are now working together to fight for the good.
10. The Debriefing of Falcon and Winter Soldier
The trailer opens with a glimpse of Sam and Bucky. This show suggests that the two are working for some espionage agency, with them reporting in for a debrief. It’s obviously a comedic scene, with the woman in the back conducting the debrief and treating them like an annoying married couple. While it is funny, the shot however does not have any new information at all.
It’s probably an attempt to get the two men to cooperate together. Although, she openly asked Bucky, “Why does Sam aggravate you?“.
9. Baron Zemo’s mask
While comic book geeks were let down by the portrayal of Baron Zemo in “Captain America: Civil War” for not wearing his classic purple mask, viewers will finally get their first look at the villain’s iconic mask here. It is said to play a big part in the series’ promotion.
Of course, we have never seen this mask at all in the MCU, and it was surely a missed opportunity for many Marvel fans out there, and seeing the mask make its appearance does have its reasons, but it might be varied from the comics. In the comics, Baron wears a mask after suffering from falling in a vat of molten adhesive. His face, however, in the upcoming show as shown previously in an earlier panel looks undamaged, so “The Falcon & The Winter Soldier” might just give a different reason for the mask wearer. In the MCU version, he’s probably interested in looking for a better outfit instead.
8. The incomplete mission of Baron Zemo
There’s been big speculation over Zemo’s role in the series. Some predictions think that he’s forming a truce with Sam and Bucky, but there’s no doubt that Zemo still intends to finish his mission and create a world without superheroes. He still blames the heroes for the loss of his family in “Avengers: Age of Ultron”. The world may be grieving for its fallen heroes after the events of “Avengers: Endgame”, but it looks like Zemo intends to take advantage of the chaos and continue ensuing more havoc. A single shot of him shows his return to the Sokovian Memorial, with the words in Serbian Cyrillic that read, “A sign in memory of…”.
7. The Flag-Smasher terrorist group
We also see a group of terrorists wearing mysterious masks, indicating that Baron Zemo isn’t the only bad guy in “The Falcon & The Winter Soldier”. It was confirmed from tie-in merchandise that this is indeed the logo of Flag-Smasher, which is a terrorist opposed to nationalism who initiated a series of attacks on what he deemed “symbols of world separatism”. That means he despises everything Captain America stands for.
In the trailer, they are seen attacking a transport but with unknown intentions, something that will be explained in the series. Even with unclear reasons, there’s a great chance of linking their motivations to their name, which explains why they hate nationalism. The Flag-Smasher group wants to replace it with anarchy instead. Expect them to do any harmful tactics to destabilize a nation and also cause chaos by creating international and diplomatic crimes.
But it seems as if our new villain has been gender-swapped, with the Flag-Smasher still being formidable enough to take on Winter Soldier. The actress playing the now female Flag-Smasher is Erin Kellyman, who is well known for playing as Enfys Nest in “Solo: A Star Wars Story”.
6. A brief look at what might be Madripoor
There seems to be a glimpse of what appears to be a futuristic cyberpunk-looking city in Asia, which is an indication of the fictional island nation of Madripoor being set in the series. “The Falcon & Winter Soldier” did show the Madripoor flag in their set photos as well, which means Sam and Bucky might head to the infamous location of X-Men.
Madripoor is a fictional Southeast Asian island nation and city known for having some hijinks or shenanigans and a barbarous tone to the location. It’s a suitable location for heroes who prefer working internationally, carrying out secret meet-ups, or even public brawls. There is the potential of having new characters in the mix as well.
In the comics, a lot of Marvel warriors have met with trouble in the futuristic city through their years. Madripoor was actually made for the sole purpose of the fictional location be associated with the mutants or the X-Men. This appearance of Madripoor might actually be a passage for more elements of the world revolving around the X-Men and the mutants, so we might actually see them make their presence known in the MCU.
5. Will Captain America’s funeral be shown in the series?
In one scene, with a background of Captain America’s picture while looking at his friend’s shield, Falcon can be seen dressed formally with many officers around him. You can also witness Bucky trying to fit in with the crowd to a possible funeral for everyone’s beloved Captain America. At the end of “Avengers: Endgame”, Steve Rogers met with Sam and Bucky in the main timeline after living with the love of his life, Peggy Carter.
It might seem that after the events of the final “Avengers” movie, Steve Rogers did die and the country decided to hold a state funeral for the fallen hero. MCU fans have speculated that if this is really the end of Chris Evans’ Captain America, they will start to cry.
4. Sam and Bucky’s confrontation with Sharon Carter
The new series will see the return of Emily VanCamp’s character, Sharon Carter, who is the niece of Peggy Carter. Sharon was confirmed to be on the run for breaking the Sokovia Accords in “Captain America: Civil War”, by stealing the shield and wings of Captain America and Falcon so that she can arm the fugitive Avengers.
Poor Sharon didn’t get too much character development in the “Captain America” films, other than being a basic love interest for Steve Rogers. But in “The Falcon & The Winter Soldier”, we’ll get to watch the heroine’s combat skills. She is definitely SHIELD’s best agent, which shows how she is capable of evading her pursuers.
3. Falcon’s wings are used as a protection
While Sam Wilson may have given up Captain America’s shield, that doesn’t render him defenseless. As shown in “Captain America: Civil War”, he’s able to use his own pair of wings to shield himself from bullets. The Super Bowl trailer shows the skilfulness of Falcon’s use of the mechanical wings, as he changes from outstanding wing-propelled acrobatics to protecting himself in the right moment.
So what if he doesn’t use the Captain America shield, he is still pretty badass without one with those wings of his.
2. Sam Wilson and Cap’s shield
One of the most awe-looking shots is Falcon throwing the shield of Captain America. It is the first time we get to witness Sam using the shield as means of action. In the comics, the selected US agent turns out to be an unworthy Captain America, so the shot of Sam throwing the shield is maybe an indication of him finally being ready to claim the shield as his own.
1. Falcon ultimately taking up the mantle
During a previous interview with Inverse, Anthony Mackie said, “At the end of ‘Avengers: Endgame’, Sam never accepted the shield. Sam never said he was going to be Captain America. Sam never said he wanted to be Captain America. So, in the series, you learn who’s going to be Captain America, who the shield is passed down to, and where we go from there.”
He’ll have a change of mind after meeting Isaiah Bradley, the original Captain America, and discovering the secret history of the super-soldier program. At least Bucky will be there helping his friend practice with Cap’s shield. Or perhaps the duo will take turns using it?
“The Falcon & The Winter Soldier” will premiere in Disney+ on 19th March 2021. Check out the new trailer below.
Source: Screen Rant