Falcon and Winter Soldier: Easter Eggs During Credits Tease Mystery Villain & Hero

By Lauren Rouse Updated:
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WARNING: This article contains spoilers for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier's first episode.

Marvel's next TV series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier debuted this week, and it's time to get theorizing. The show introduced audiences to its post-Endgame world with a new mysterious villain group, the Flag Smashers, and a whole new character taking up the reigns of Captain America. Fans will have to wait to see how these storylines unfold, but in the meantime, there are Easter eggs to find. 

The premiere of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier was full of shout-outs to other pieces of Marvel lore. Bucky has an interesting list of names, an iconic Avengers character makes an appearance, and hints were dropped about Captain America's fate in the MCU. Like with any Marvel film or TV show, the credits of TFATWS also hold important information.


The credits of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier show an interesting montage of artwork, per Murphy's Multiverse. Hidden within these images are two teases of potential upcoming characters in the show.

First up is a shot of actor Carl Lumbly who is playing an unknown character in the show. It's been suspected Lumbly will be playing notable Marvel Comics character Isaiah Bradley. 

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Credits Carl Lumbly
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

The second frame shows an image of a blue vial of what looks like super-soldier serum along with the words "Powerbroker Watching" in the background.

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Credits Power Broker
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier



As with everything Marvel, these images have to be included for a reason.

The first shows a headshot of Carl Lumbly with a subject number, which would tie into Isaiah Bradley's origins. In the comics, Bradley was part of another batch of test subjects who underwent the super-soldier serum. As one of the few test subjects to survive, Bradley eventually becomes the first African American Captain America. Seeing as The Falcon and the Winter Soldier deals with the legacy of Captain America, it looks like Sam Wilson and John Walker might not be the only ones in contention for the shield. 

 Power Broker Marvel Comics

The second image alludes to the Marvel villain the Power Broker. In the comics, the Power Broker is a member of the shadowy organization known as The Corporation. He distributes super-soldier serum to a bunch of regular people, including John Walker. Walker was only introduced in the last episode, but audiences are sure to learn more about his origins in the coming episodes. 

There's also the Flag Smashers to consider, who seem to be displaying superpowers, and the aforementioned Isaiah Bradley who's also had a run-in with the serum. Potentially this will all link back to the villainous Power Broker and his control of the super-soldier serum. There's no word as to who will be playing the Power Broker, but the groundwork is being laid for the character to appear in future episodes.

Release Date
March 19, 2021
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Lauren Rouse has been a writer at The Direct since the site launched in 2020. She has a huge passion for everything pop culture and currently writes news articles for the Marvel, Star Wars, DC and video game branches.