It’s been a whole week since Marvel fans got new content, and in 2021 that is a veritable drought.
But select reporters did get early screeners of the upcoming Falcon and the Winter Soldier, the standalone series focused on Sam Wilson’s Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and the Winter Soldier aka Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan). Bucky and Sam have never quite hit it off, and their odd-couple dynamic promises to be a foundational pillar of the series. Now they must band together as
friends partners coworkers in the post-Captain America world, bonded by their missing friend and the events of Infinity War and Endgame.
Falcon and the Winter Soldier premieres March 19 on Disney+.
So #FalconAndWinterSoldier has a lot to love in the first episode, especially if you’re already all in on these characters (I am), it just also does what WandaVision did in really highlighting how the MCU has done them (Sam ESPECIALLY) dirty for the last, like, seven years.
— Mason Downey (@rustypolished) March 12, 2021
The show seems to be about picking up the pieces & what it means to “move on.” Steve Rogers looms large over everyone, but especially these two. Interesting to see Sam & Bucky grapple w/ a post Rogers/post snap world. Makes me think about us post COVID 3/ #FalconAndWinterSoldier pic.twitter.com/vik2pJsqK4
— POC Culture (@POC_Culture) March 12, 2021
Oh hey I guess I can say I’ve seen the first episode of #FalconAndWinterSoldier? Probably more character development for these 2 characters in these 45 minutes than the previous 10 films. Big scale with some nice “what’s it REALLY like to be a superhero” moments. I’m in.
— Josh Horowitz (@joshuahorowitz) March 12, 2021
The episode is 47 minutes and we get a lot of set up, but also gives us time to focus on the personal lives of Sam & Bucky we normally don’t get to see. I’m looking forward to seeing their mental state explored. Also, family life. #FalconAndWinterSoldier
— The Nerds of Color (@TheNerdsofColor) March 12, 2021
#FalconAndWinterSoldier is the most real, human, property that #Marvel has made so far. By that, you get to see the human element of superheroes like you never have before. Not one to be outdone, the first episode leaves you off with a teaser you have to see to believe. pic.twitter.com/16sdUaexlo
— That Hashtag Show (Official) (@ThatHashtagShow) March 12, 2021
All I can say is that the opening 10 minutes is in my personal favorite top 5 Marvel action sequences ever 🚫🧢. The remainder of the episode is an engrossing examination of Sam and Bucky’s humanity. I’m hype for people to see it next Friday! #FalconAndWinterSoldier https://t.co/TsVQwXtrKU
— Jason, Jah, Leezy (@HipHopObama) March 12, 2021
If the first episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is any indication of the whole season, fans are in for an action packed treat! Looking forward to diving more into these two incredible heroes! @falconandwinter episode 1 is 48 glorious minutes and ends with a WHAT moment! pic.twitter.com/KVok64KXjx
— Tessa Smith – Mama’s Geeky (@MamasGeeky) March 12, 2021