Marvel Studios has already unveiled two full-length trailers for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, but they have yet to really kickstart the show's marketing campaign.
With WandaVision nearing its end, Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan's solo series is getting close to receiving its full spotlight.
MARVEL STUDIOS DROPS NEW FALCON / WINTER SOLDIER FOOTAGE
Marvel Studios has released a new 30-second spot for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
This is the show's second TV spot, with the first coming during Super Bowl LV. The new footage offers fresh looks at Anthony Mackie's Sam Wilson sporting the iconic shield and more glimpses at Wyatt Russell's mysterious U.S. Agent.
Fans will recognize Mackie's narration as well, as it is a callback to Steve Rogers's speech in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
The full trailer can be seen below:
SOMEONE GET THIS MAN A SHIELD!
The money shot of this trailer is Sam Wilson's swagger walk with the star-and-striped shield. He may have had his reservations about taking on the mantle in previous trailers, but that man has got some pep in his step here.
Like previous footage, this new spot emphasizes that cargo plane scene. Sam and Bucky continue their staring contest, clearly carrying over from their couples' therapy.
From there, we see more skyline shots of Madripoor, Sam strutting, and the shield getting tossed into a tree. U.S. Agent's inauguration gets a bird's eye view, our title characters go undercover at a night-club, and Zemo stares at the updated Sokovian memorial.
As all of these glimpses are happening, Falcon narrates a now-iconic line from his MCU debut film:
“A good friend of mine once said, 'The price of freedom is high. It always will be.'”
Considering all the tonal similarities we've seen so far, Sam's narration only further emphasizes how this star-spangled series is going to serve as a 'spiritual sequel' to Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Interestingly enough, Sam does not get to finish the line. Fans will remember Cap wraps that speech noting that freedom's expense is “a price [he's] willing to pay.” Sam leaving that bit out might indicate how he is still a bit reluctant to embrace his new role. As a supporting player, Falcon was happy to help Cap in his battle against SHIELD/Hydra, but now being the man who has to pay the bill himself, he could be having hesitations.
While most of the footage here consists of repeat shots, we do get one new noteworthy frame. Around the 17-second mark, a crouching figure grasping the shield and donning a Captain America-esque suit holds his head in his hand. Based on the attire, this is likely Wyatt Russell's U.S. Agent, the government's choice to take the Cap mantle.
It's important to note U.S. Agent is in a warehouse here, the same location we've seen Falcon soar out of in previous trailers. If these shots match-up, we could be getting a Cap-confrontation in this building.
U.S. Agent's body language gives off a sense of frustration and shame. Has he failed a mission? Is he upset with his orders? If he has been given the Super Soldier serum, is he experiencing painful side effects?
All those questions and more will be answered once The Falcon and the Winter Soldier begins streaming on March 19, exclusively on Disney+.