The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is set to open a whole new chapter of stories for Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes. After the events of Avengers: Endgame, Steve Rogers chose Wilson as the next Captain America by giving him his iconic shield, but it seems that the government is not pleased with his choice, ultimately leading to the events of the much-anticipated Disney+ series.
While the main premise has been revealed, other plot details of the MCU series are still being kept under wraps. However, previous rumors suggest that a viral threat might play a heavy role in the narrative, but the global pandemic may have already changed that plot point.
Still, it is expected that the Disney+ series will be a global adventure for the two heroes, forming unexpected alliances along the way. And now, new tie-in merchandise may offer clues about the post-Infinity Saga fate of another MCU character.
Murphy's Multiverse uncovered new merchandise for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and it provided hints about Emily VanCamp's Sharon Carter on the run.
Based on a tweet from a Tokyo-based Marvel Pop Up store, it shows a sticker featuring Sharon wearing a hoodie on top of the word "Wanted," while a notebook highlights the character's full disguise.
VFX supervisor Erik Leven said that his team explored options that never made it to screen like having Sam Wilson's Captain America wings "actually catch the shield and it [coming] back.”
A new batch of concept art for 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier' was officially revealed.
Malcolm Spellman said that the writers of 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier' discussed incorporating Sam Wilson's comic ability to communicate with birds, but there wasn't "a way to do that right" in the series.
WHAT THIS MEANS
From the initial announcement of Emily VanCamp's inclusion as Sharon Carter in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, fans have long expected that the series will address the character's post-Captain America: Civil War fate. Now, it appears that the former SHIELD agent is still on the run from the government, potentially hinting that the Sokovia Accords is somehow still in effect after Endgame.
This story beat doesn't bode well for Sam and Bucky, and it may explain the government's continued distrust of the aforementioned MCU heroes. In addition, this should also explain Sharon's role in the overall narrative of the series, potentially regrouping with the titular characters to uncover a global conspiracy. By connecting the dots, it appears that the trio will seek the help of an unlikely ally in the form of Daniel Bruhl's Baron Zemo.
All in all, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is shaping up to be an intriguing MCU project that will further elevate the interconnected narrative of the monumental franchise.