There has recently been a bit of a kerfuffle about the rating given to The Falcon and the Winter Soldier in foreign countries, as it's higher than anything else Marvel Studios has released. Some fans have expected this series to be a bit more violent due to the inclusion of John Walker, who was shown fighting in a far more brutal manner compared to how Steve Rogers operated.
Nevertheless, the marketing push for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier has begun after the recent conclusion of WandaVision. More and more trailers and TV spots have been released, showing fans more action in the series and the titular stars trading barbs with one another.
Now, a new TV spot gives Sebastian Stan's Bucky Barnes and his metal arm a chance to shine a bit more.
BUCKY BARNES BANTER
A new TV spot for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier has been released, showing off more banter from the former assassin played by Sebastian Stan.
It begins with a narrator, “Hey, parents, a new team of Marvel heroes is coming to Disney+, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” before the teaser dives into more banter between Anthony Mackie's Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes.
As they make comparisons to one another's skillsets and equipment, Sebastian Stan's Barnes points out, “I got a Vibranium arm” before it shows the hero using it to slow down his descent before hitting a forest floor.
Full TV spot below:
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The TV spot ends with the same narrator issuing a disclaimer to parents, advising them that “This series contains scenes and language that may be inappropriate for younger viewers.”
“INAPPROPRIATE FOR YOUNGER VIEWERS”
It was interesting that Disney still had to issue this disclaimer in this TV spot despite the series already being rated TV-14. However, for television, that kind of rating can have rather broad levels of language and violence. For instance, shows like Brooklyn Nine-Nine hold that rating, while others like Stranger Things or The 100 do too, which contain some brutal gore and violence.
As glimpsed by fans in leaked footage on set, this show will have at least a handful of intense violence incidents likely all associated with the unstable John Walker played by Wyatt Russell. It will be interesting to see how far The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will go with its violence, especially compared to the films. Considering it's still advertising directly to parents, any violence shouldn't be brutal enough to put them off completely but enough to warrant such a disclaimer.
Hopefully, this additional brutality will be commented on somehow, such as this new Captain America being far too deadly rather than simply a means to make the fighter edgier for older audiences.