“The Falcon and The Winter Solider”… It’s Here!

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“The Falcon and The Winter Solider” can be streamed on Disney+. Photo Credit: Comicbook

Emma Silva, Staff Writer

“The Falcon and The Winter Solder” has arrived on Disney+. So naturally, the Royal Reporter’s resident Star Wars/Marvel nerd must cover it.

 

For those who don’t know, “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” is a new Marvel Cinematic Universe, or MCU, show on Disney+ that follows Sam Wilson and James “Bucky” Barnes following the events of “Avengers: Endgame.”

 

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD!!!

 

The first episode opens with a military operation Sam successfully completes, while introducing a new character, Lieutenant Juaquin Torrez. Sam then returns to D.C. to give the shield Steve Rogers gave to him to the Smithsonian. After that, Sam goes home to Lousiana in an effort to stop his sister from selling their family boat, and unsuccessfully tries to get a loan from a rather inconsiderate banker.

Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie star as The Winter Soldier and The Falcon. Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

“Bucky” is shown in therapy, part of his pardon deal from his crimes as The Winter Soldier. Flashbacks of his Winter Soldier days haunt him, but he continues to try to make amends, in a rather Bucky manner. He hangs out with an elderly man, that is later revealed to be the father of one of his victims. Bucky also goes on a date with a waitress from a restaurant he frequents, and the effects of being 106 years old and having a past as a brainwashed Russian super-soldier are shown.

 

The episode concludes with the “New Captain America” being revealed, carrying the shield that Steve Rogers gave to Sam, the shield that Sam donated in Steve’s legacy.

 

But what MCU movies do you need to watch to understand the plot?

 

Preferably, all of them. But if you don’t have the time, “Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Captain America: Civil War,” “Avengers: Infinity War,” and “Avengers: Endgame” will suffice.

 

The series will have 6 episodes, with a new one coming every Friday from March 19th to April 23rd.

 

How does the series compare to the hit Marvel show “WandaVision”? Serena Park ’21 answered, “It’s hard to compare, especially after only one episode. But so far, “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” is proving to be a little less campy and be more involved with other events in the MCU, compared to ‘WandaVision’ very isolated setting.”

 

Make sure to check out “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” only on Disney+