The Disney+ era of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is finally drawing closer, starting with the premiere of WandaVision sometime in December. This will be followed up closely by the debut of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which will continue the story of Sam Wilson as the new Captain America alongside Bucky Barnes.
The series already boasts an all-star cast of MCU regulars along with big time newcomers such as Wyatt Russell as John Walker/US Agent. News has also just broken of a new rising star that will join the cast as well upon the series’ debut....
The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Danny Ramirez will be taking on a "pivotal role" in Disney+’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier for Marvel Studios. His role in the mini-series is undisclosed at this time.
WHAT THIS MEANS
Danny Ramirez becomes yet another up-and-coming young star that will fill some kind of important role in one of the MCU’s most anticipated new projects for Phase 4. He already has an impressive resume, including credits in Netflix’s On My Block and Fox’s Marvel-based network TV show The Gifted; he will also be a part of the highly anticipated sequel Top Gun: Maverick.
While Ramirez’s role is still under wraps, there is a belief that it will be a pivotal one through the course of this new mini-series. It remains a question why Ramirez's casting hasn't been reported until now, as the series is in its final days of filming in Europe. There could be many reasons for Ramirez's late casting as an important character - it's likely that he's already filmed all of his points for the show - but this most likely suggests that he will have limited screentime in the series despite him playing a "pivotal" character.
Ramirez joins an incredible cast led by Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie, also starring MCU regulars Emily Van Camp and Daniel Brühl. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is set to release on Disney+ sometime in 2021.