With Disney+ and Marvel Studios' Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan-starring The Falcon and the Winter Soldier set to take flight this Friday, Mackie, Stan, director Kari Skogland, head writer Malcolm Spellman, and producer/Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige took part in a global press conference on Sunday to let everyone know what they can expect from the live-action adventure. Hosted by Kelley Carter, the session was opened up to questions where Feige was asked about the possibility of more seasons of the series since it was structured in a "buddy cop" format that tends to mend itself to additional adventures (the "Lethal Weapon" franchise, for example). While emphasizing that viewers can expect to see Marvel's character move between the streaming service and the big screen, Feige did say that "there are certainly ideas" for the series to move forward beyond this six-episode season. Interesting in that even a possibility of another season has been discussed, as opposed to how WandaVision was really discussed more like a one-and-done early on.
Here's a look at The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, set to premiere next Friday, March 19:
Now here's a look at the trailer for the next Marvel Studios: Legends, exploring Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes' MCU backstory and hit:
Marvel Studios' "The Falcon and The Winter Soldier" stars Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson aka The Falcon, and Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes aka The Winter Soldier. The pair, who came together in the final moments of 'Avengers: Endgame,' team up on a global adventure that tests their abilities—and their patience. Directed by Kari Skogland with Malcolm Spellman serving as head writer, the six-episode series stars Daniel Brühl as Baron Zemo, Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter, and Wyatt Russell as John Walker.
Recently, series writer Derek Kolstad offered some additional insight into what viewers can expect from the live-action series. First up, Kolstad is excited at the prospect of taking two characters many people view as "supporting" and giving them a chance to shine- using the "distinguished competition" as an example. "Here's what I'll say: growing up, everyone would give someone like Robin shit. But Robin's pretty badass and became pretty badass in the comics," he explained. "[We're] taking secondary characters and putting them in the primary roles, and [as a result] they're cooler. They're more interesting. There's more humanity, more longing, more suffering, and coming to grips with who and what they are."
As for who viewers should expect to see during the season (aside from the names that have already been announced or rumored), Kolstad teases that some will be very familiar faces- but maybe not always in the way you expect them. "What I will say is that there are characters from the earliest Marvel movies that are coming back," Kolstad revealed. "We're layering them in and reinventing them in a way that's gonna shift the storytelling structure. It's f**king awesome."
Directed by Kari Skogland with Malcolm Spellman as head writer, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier features Anthony Mackie aka Sam Wilson aka The Falcon and Sebastian Stan (Bucky Barnes aka Winter Soldier) returning to their feature film roles, alongside Emily VanCamp (SHIELD agent Sharon Carter), Daniel Bruhl (Baron Zemo), Wyatt Russell (John Walker aka US Agent), Georges St-Pierre (Georges Batroc aka Batroc the Leaper), and Erin Kellyman (Flag-Smashers member). Desmond Chiam (Now Apocalypse), Miki Ishikawa (The Terror: Infamy), Noah Mills (The Enemy Within, The Brave), Carl Lumbly (Supergirl, Alias), Danny Ramirez (On My Block), and Adepero Oduye (Widows) also star. Don Cheadle revealed recently that his James "Rhodey" Rhodes aka War Machine would also be appearing in the series.