The Falcon and the Winter Soldier star Anthony Mackie teased that Marvel Studios’ first-ever television series will feel different from the MCU movies.
Marvel has had several successful television shows over the years with many fans hoping for them to crossover into the films. However, no major crossovers ever occurred, but we can expect more in the future with Marvel Studios producing their own television series for Disney Plus. The first series from Marvel Studios will be The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and will start streaming in August.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is still in production, but we’ve already seen a glimpse from the series through a Super Bowl ad and the various set pictures that have surfaced online. Anthony Mackie will lead the upcoming Falcon and Winter Soldier series with its entirety being directed by Kari Skogland. With Marvel Studios venturing into television, it allows them to expand on the universe even more-so and treat the live-action story as a comic book series. While speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, Anthony Mackie said that The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will not feel like the previous movies we have seen from Marvel Studios:
“They’re going to feel different in and of themselves, because they’re shot in a completely different way than the movies. I think people are going to be surprised by how in-depth and evolved the characters become by having six to eight hours to them, instead of just two hours. When you’re on a team, you play your role. But with this, you really get to see who the characters are in their lives between the movies.”
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Here is the official synopsis for Marvel Studios’ The Falcon and the Winter Soldier:
Following the events of “Avengers: Endgame,” Sam Wilson/Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) team up in a global adventure that tests their abilities—and their patience—in Marvel Studios’ “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.”
Directed by Kari Skogland from scripts written by showrunner Malcolm Spellman and Derek Kolstad, The Falcon and Winter Soldier stars Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson / Falcon, Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes / The Winter Soldier, Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter, Daniel Brühl as Baron Helmut Zemo, and Wyatt Russell as John Walker / U.S. Agent. Desmond Chiam, Miki Ishikawa, and Noah Mills have been cast in undisclosed roles.
The Falcon and The Winter Soldier will premiere exclusively on Disney Plus in August 2020.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter