Monday, September 21, 2020

Monday's Headlines | The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Update

Marvel Studios series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will premiere on Disney+ sometime in 2021, according to a newly updated listing on the streaming service. The series, which premiered first footage during Super Bowl LIV in February, was expected for fall 2020 before the COVID-19 pandemic forced Marvel to shut down production with just "two or three weeks" remaining, according to returning Captain America trilogy star Sebastian Stan. WandaVision, reuniting Avengers stars Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany in a reality influenced by classic sitcoms, will be the first Marvel Studios series to release on Disney+.

An updated landing page for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier now lists the original series as "coming 2021." Marvel fans anticipated a push out of 2020 when an ad that aired during the Emmy Awards on Sunday listed Falcon/Winter Soldier as "coming soon."

Filming on the Kari Skogland-directed series only recently resumed in Atlanta, Georgia, with stars Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan.

In the six-episode series taking place after the events of Avengers: Endgame, where a retired Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) handed the star-spangled shield of Captain America to Sam Wilson (Mackie), "frenemies" Wilson and Bucky Barnes (Stan) team up in a global adventure.