Falcon and Winter Soldier: Easter Egg Reveals MCU Response To Avengers: Endgame Blip

By Pierre Chanliau Posted:
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The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is already tackling many relevant topics in today's world ; this includes racism faced by Black people applying for something as simple as a loan, the horrors of PTSD, and a global crisis that many countries weren't prepared to handle. This comes as new territory for the MCU since the true consequences of The Blip (caused by Hulk's Snap during Avengers: Endgame) weren't addressed until WandaVision in Teyonah Parris' breakout scene .

In Spider-Man: Far From Home , everyone returning after The Blip was treated rather flippantly, but it seems like Marvel Studios will indeed be addressing the realistic ramifications of half the population disappearing for five-years, only to return all at once. Meaning that there would likely be a global initiative created to handle this crisis, like the Global Restoration Council.


In the latest episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier , the organization GRC (Global Restoration Council) is named-dropped for the first time by Wyatt Russell's John Walker when talking about this organization doing the “best they can,” putting things back they were before Avengers: Endgame's Blip.

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This organization's presence can even be seen in the police station Bucky was being held, as a poster for the organization hangs on behind the admin desk in the police's lobby.

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Marvel Studios

This government-issued poster is presented as non-threatening as possible, showing a man with two children, accompanied by an initiative: “Rest. Restore. Rebuild.”


It really can't be helped by how many unintentional similarities The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is invoking to the real world, such as the U.S. government's poor response to a global crisis. In the last episode , not even Sam Wilson, an Avenger, could get a bank loan after having disappeared for five-years - something which the GRC was supposedly meant to prevent from happening.

On the other hand, in the latest episode, Erin Kellyman's Karli Morgenthau lays out the motives for the Flag-Smashers. That the world governments are more concerned with the people who've come back instead of those left behind. It'll be interesting to see this government organization explored in more depth through the MCU beyond this series.

Fans will have to wait and see if and how the GRC makes its presence in the MCU when The Falcon and the Winter Soldier releases its third episode on April 2 on Disney+.

Release Date
March 19, 2021
- About The Author: Pierre Chanliau
Pierre Chanliau began as a news & feature writer for The Direct at the site's launch in 2020. As a longtime reader of superhero comic books, Pierre's knowledge of Marvel and DC is extensive, informing his reporting and editorial pieces regarding the MCU and DCU.