The post-Endgame Marvel Cinematic Universe is starting to take shape. First up is Spider-Man: Far From Home this summer, followed by a succession of Disney+ series that will tie up some of the loose ends and teases established in Avengers: Endgame. We’ve known this one was coming for a while, but now it’s official: According to Deadline, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is coming to Disney+ as a six-part miniseries starring Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Daniel Brühl, and Emily Van Camp.
The director of the mini-series is Canadian filmmaker Kari Skogland, who has previously directed episodes of shows like The Walking Dead, The Handmaid’s Tale, and The Punisher. This is her second time directing a six-part miniseries, after History’s Sons of Liberty. That project won her the Directors Guild of Canada award for best director of a television mini-series, which means she knows her stuff.
It’s no surprise that Mackie’s Falcon and Stan’s Winter Soldier are teaming up given the events of Endgame; their middleman Steve Rogers travels to the past to live out his days with his love, Peggy Carter. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which is set after Endgame, will likely see the two coming together to mourn their friend and figure out how to proceed without him. According to Deadline, it’s also a good bet that Falcon accepting Captain America’s shield will play into the mini-series’ events.
Also interesting is the inclusion of Brühl and Van Camp. The former played Zemo in Captain America: Civil War. We last saw him ordered to a sentence at the Joint Counter Terrorist Centre. The latter played Sharon Carter, Steve’s other love interest in the MCU, and Peggy’s niece. The optics of that relationship are a little creepier now that we know Steve went off and married Peggy. It’ll be fascinating to see if or how that revelation plays into this new series.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier arrives on Disney+ in August 2020.
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