Warning: This article contains potential spoilers for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier suffered an initial setback last March when production was shut down due to the ongoing health crisis. From that point on, while waiting for filming to resume, interesting tidbits from the Disney+ series have surfaced, teasing an adventure like no other for both Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes.
Originally, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier was supposed to premiere last August, but the premiere of the much-anticipated Disney+ series has since been delayed to next year. Still, production for the show resumed in Atlanta last month, providing fans with a closer look at the MCU's newest adventure.
Additionally, filming has already shifted to Prague, potentially hinting that the final stages of production are well underway. And now, new photos from the set of the Disney+ series have emerged.
Fandíme Filmu, a Czech Republic website, unveiled brand new set photos from the set of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
The set photos don't reveal intriguing plot points, but they do showcase a location where the protagonists will be potentially featured.
However, the outlet did share notable tidbits about the show by revealing that there will be "a location resembling a street or perhaps a marketplace in an Arab locality has grown up in seclusion:"
"Shooting in Prague started few days ago. Filmmakers are using some of the same locations they were using before the start of the pandemic and they are adding some more. We were able to learn that Prague will be representing an unknown Middle Eastern location. One Prague location has been dressed as an arabic street or some kind of market."
Another significant reveal was unearthed by the outlet: Latvia will be showcased in some form since they were able to spot a "Latvian car back in March" while a Czech street is "dressed as a Latvian street:"
"Another location in Prague will be representing Latvia. We were able to spot Latvian car back in march, now we were able to get pictures of a czech street dressed as a latvian street."
In a separate post on Facebook, the outlet also shared a video that was captured from the set of the Disney+ series.
🇨🇿 Tak takhle to vypadá, když Marvel točí v Praze. Natáčení minisérie The Falcon and The Winter Soldier je v plném proudu, tady se nasvěcuje interiér ve druhém patře. U nás na webu najdete fotky kulis, dozvíte se, jaké zahraniční lokality bude Česko představovat a další podrobnosti. Link v BIO 🇬🇧 Marvel is shooting The Falcon and The Winter Soldier in Prague. Prague is a stand in for other international locations. Set photos and new info at fandimefilmu.cz – link is in BIO. Follow us to get fresh news from the Prague shoot. Video by @terka_nevolka #TheFalconAndTheWinterSoldier #Marvel #komiks #behindthescenes #Prague #Praha #Shoot #nataceni #natáčení #Falcon #WinterSoldier #LatviaPosted by Fandíme Filmu on Friday, October 9, 2020
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WHAT THIS MEANS
While the set photos don't offer many hints, they still provide fascinating looks on the behind-the-scenes progress of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, teasing that the Disney+ show is in the midst of a smooth transition to the finish line.
The reveal that a certain location will not be incorporated as such in the show isn't surprising since many films have utilized that strategy in most cases. However, the tidbit about the "marketplace in an Arab locality that has grown up in seclusion" could potentially allude to parts of Madripoor, a location that was already established from previous set photos.
The presence of Latvia aligns with the earlier reveal from the show's synopsis that Sam and Bucky will go on a "global adventure." In a way, this presents an opportunity for both characters to develop their friendship even more, ultimately leading to the "lethal weapon" dynamic that Sebastian Stan previously teased.
All in all, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is shaping up to be one of the most exciting MCU projects, and fans will definitely be excited to learn how everything will play out.