Warning: This article contains spoilers from Episode 6 of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
The Captain America legacy is showing no signs of slowing down after the sixth and final episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier aired on Disney+ over the weekend. Sam Wilson saw a major suit upgrade thanks to some Wakandan generosity, and his partnership with Bucky Barnes fully came to fruition as they took on a host of super-powered adversaries.
While the entire series showcased the kind of spectacular action for which the MCU is known, Episode 6 took this to insane new levels as the battle between good and evil once again took over the Big Apple. Sam took care of the aerial acrobatics and shield-throwing while the Winter Soldier held his own on the ground with Karli and the Flag Smashers holding none of their aggression back.
Some of the earliest designs for that grounded action were just brought to light on social media.
FIRST LOOKS AT THE FINAL BATTLE
Storyboard artist Tony Liberatore took to Instagram to share four concept art images from Episodes 4 and 6 of Marvel Studios' The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. They show off drawings of Bucky Barnes, U.S. Agent, and Dovich trading blows in one of the show's final battles, along with Karli and U.S. Agent giving each other the business two weeks ago.
Above is a drawing of Sebastian Stan's Bucky Barnes stopping himself in the street using his vibranium arm.
The Winter Soldier has utilized this move a couple of times in the MCU, and it was surely easier than ever with the strongest limb in the world.
Dovich is seen here wielding an NYC parking meter as Bucky stops him with his metal arm. Heavy metal was certainly a useful tool in this episode, even if it wasn't used by the music department.
Liberatore also included an image of John Walker from Episode 4 as he lets his anger out at the Flag Smashers. U.S. Agent's anger management was a constant theme through the series, and this episode saw these issues come to a head (an almost removed one).
A second shot from Episode 4 highlights Karli fighting U.S. Agent. After feeling that Sam betrayed her, she was out for blood as she took on Sam, Bucky, and John Walker all at the same time.
TOP-NOTCH MCU ACTION ACROSS THE (STORY)BOARD
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier earned plenty of praise for the way it brought the same quality of action from the Captain America movies into the streaming world on Disney+. These two scenes were particularly pivotal in the second half of the series as tensions rose between those on both sides of the fight.
While none of the images were replicated directly from the pages to the screen, Liberatore captured the essence of everything meant to come in all four pieces of art. Sam and Bucky brought the heat as they worked together to save the world in their first solo adventure, and they appear ready for anything that may stand in their way as Phase 4 continues.
All six episodes of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier are now available to stream on Disney+.