Before pandemic precautions put production on pause (say that five times fast), The Falcon and the Winter Soldier was set to kick off the MCU's era on Disney+.
After a few months of delays, Sam Wilson's solo series was able to continue and wrap production in Prague. While the show is still in post-production, reports have circulated that Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan's solo project is hopeful for an early 2021 release date. Couple that with a multitude of merchandise set to stock shelves soon, and Marvel has begun to stir speculation on how close the series is to stream.
Marvel President Kevin Feige unveiled the first look at The Falcon and the Winter Soldier during today's Disney Investor Day.
Feige promised the show would be a "cinematic experience," and will debut on Disney+ on March 19, 2021.
You can see the full trailer below:
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WHAT THIS MEANS
How about that!
After months of questions surrounding Sam Wilson's debut solo project, we finally have our first tidbits of information. Let's start with that release date.
March 2021 sets this series to premiere right around the time WandaVision will wrap up, which makes a lot of sense for Disney+. The Mandalorian's sophomore season is set to wrap up next week, with WandaVision premiering a couple of weeks later on January 15, 2021. While the number of episodes in Scarlet Witch's series is unclear, it is rumored to last for as many as nine chapters. If it lasts for as long as anticipated, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier would premiere the immediate week after WandaVision's finale.
As for that trailer...
Man, that's some sweet footage! Anthony Mackie's Falcon takes to the skies in a multitude of refreshing camera angles, Bucky continues to certify himself as the MCU's resident bad (expletive), and the tone is eerily similar to 2014 fan-favorite Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Bucky references the world being "upside down," and nods to Sam that the world needs a hero. In Captain America's absence, crime looks like it is ramping up ten-fold.
Stay tuned to The Direct for full, in-depth, and analytical trailer breakdowns from all the new footage we got today.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is slated to premiere on Disney+ on March 19, 2021.