The Falcon and the Winter Soldier: Final Trailer Embraces Captain America's Legacy

By Tom Drew Updated:
Falcon and Winter Soldier

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is incredibly close to its March 19 release on Disney+, and fans everywhere are getting more and more excited by the day.

This is heightened by the overwhelmingly positive early buzz for the show, which promises nail-biting action and thrilling drama. Marvel Studios has ramped up its marketing push for the star-spangled series, debuting brand new clips to drum up even more hype.

This is in addition to the press conference held for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, where Marvel President Kevin Feige revealed that the show's characters will have a "big impact" on the MCU going forward. 

In anticipation of the show's release, a final trailer has been posted online...


Marvel Studios released the final trailer for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which heavily embraces the legacy of Captain America.

The trailer opens with Sam Wilson training with Steve Rogers' shield in an extended sequence. Bucky warns Sam that the “shield represents a lot of things to a lot of people.”

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

Sam is then seen speaking at Captain America's memorial, telling the audience that “Symbols are nothing without the women and men that give them meaning.” Several bits of Captain America memorabilia and artifacts are shown off throughout the exhibit, including Cap’s old World War ll motorcycle.

An authority figure states that “We need someone to inspire us again,” as the trailer (and the crowd) welcomes U.S. Agent onto the scene.

More footage is also shown off of the villainous Flag Smashers, who seem to be getting a healthy amount of development as characters. Noah Mills’ character, who appears to be part of the Flag Smashers, explains to Erin Kellyman’s character that “the world’s more complicated now.”

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

Another voice, presumably Kellyman's, says "we're never gonna stop...this world is ours...there's no going back" over footage of explosions and destruction. Sam Wilson responds by stating "there doesn't have to be a war," but Kellyman's character believes "there already is."

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

A familiar scene on a truck shows one of the Flag Smashers leaping into the air and destroying Redwing, Falcon's drone buddy. Even more exciting action is shown off with many of the key characters before Sam Wilson concedes that they "look damn good though."

The full trailer can be viewed below:



This final trailer is filled to the brim with brand-new footage, so let's break it down.

It was known that Captain America would have a significant impact on The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and this new promo doubles down on this fact. Not only will Cap's iconography be physically present in the show, but it will also permeate Sam and Bucky's attitude in handling Steve Rogers' legacy. Ultimately though, the two will honor their old friend by doing things their own way.

The Flag Smashers have been shrouded in mystery, but it seems that the show will delve into their motivations in a lot more depth than previously expected. It is also notable that Erin Kellyman's character made an astounding leap and show of strength during one of the action sequences. Could the rumblings and speculation of potential Inhuman appearances be true?

For all that has been shown off in the trailer, there is a notable lack of U.S. Agent in all of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier's marketing materials. For a show focused on Captain America, they really want to hide their new Captain America. The same shot of Wyatt Russell's character continues to be reused, so it is clear that Marvel Studios wants to keep U.S. Agent largely a surprise for now.

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will release on Disney+ on March 19, 2021.

Release Date
March 19, 2021
- About The Author: Tom Drew
Tom Drew is the Executive Editor at The Direct. Tom writes for The Direct's Marvel, Star Wars, and DC branches while specializing in all things movies, from blockbuster to indie darlings.