Disney+’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is bringing some of our favorite MCU characters to the small screen—in a massive way. Riding the heels of the massively successful WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is once again broadening the Marvel Cinematic Universe with deeper, more complex stories. The series focuses on the aftermath of Avengers: Endgame when our heroes brought back those who disappeared during the Blip from Avengers: Infinity War.
The world finds itself happy those who were lost returned, but resistant to the new changes trying to be made after already adapting to life during the Blip. We also find ourselves with a “new” Captain America through combat soldier John Walker, who’s revealed to have a hard and difficult past serving in Afghanistan. [Spoiler alert!] In last week’s episode, John is pushed past his limits and takes the last known remaining vile of super-soldier serum, amplifying his anger, confusion, and the pressure from his new role as Captain America. The aftermath may have changed the meaning of what Cap’s shield has stood for for so long.
Was last week’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier the darkest the MCU has gone? Pure Fandom founders Liz and Meg break down last week’s episode and what we can expect in this Friday’s new one. Catch new episodes of Watch of the Week on Wizard World Wednesdays at 9pm ET.
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Featured image: Falcon/Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) and Winter Soldier/Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) in Marvel Studios’ THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER exclusively on Disney+. Photo by Chuck Zlotnick ©Marvel Studios 2020. All Rights Reserved.