‘The Falcon & The Winter Soldier’ Will Confront Real-World Issues

The series debuts on March 19, 2021.

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The showrunner for Marvel Studios’ The Falcon and The Winter Soldier says the series confronts issues affecting the real world.

With less than a month to go until The Falcon and The Winter Soldier arrives on Disney Plus, showrunner Malcolm Spellman revealed to SFX Magazine that the Marvel Studios series takes the opportunity to confront real-world issues. He explained that it will resonate even more for audiences as it shows how society is affected by a global event, referring to the ongoing pandemic and the Snap from Avengers: Infinity War.

“There’s no hiding from the fact that four billion people in the MCU disappeared for five years, and then came back. And our show picks up from there and directly talks about what the world feels like to be in flux and dealing with one global issue. When the pandemic hits, and the entire planet has to come together and deal with it, the synergy there is perfect.”

However, Spellman also explained that the series will explore the issues of racism in America, with Sam Wilson set to pick up the mantle of Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The showrunner explained that although the series will still be energetic and fun, the producers were still allowed to be honest and truthful about the state of America.

“The same thing with the issues of a black man confronting that shield. The stories have been out there. They’ve been in our face forever. There’s no avoiding it, and Marvel doesn’t ask you to avoid it. What they do ask you to do is never burden the storytelling. Let the storytelling be energetic and fun and aspirational, and within that, be honest and be truthful.”

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Here is the official synopsis for the Marvel Studios series:

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 series 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. Actors Desmond Chiam, Miki Ishikawa, Noah Mills, and Carl Lumbly have also been cast.

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier will premiere exclusively on Disney Plus on March 19, 2021. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news on the Disney Plus series and the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!

Source: SFX Magazine

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