However, Feige also highlighted that the studio adopted the same approach for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier as they would with the movies by focusing on the narrative for one season, rather than how it could potentially develop into additional seasons. He also noted that storylines would continue to “go back and forth” between the Marvel Disney+ series’ and movies.“It’s a funny question and it’s one that we obviously get asked much more in television because people expect it to be like what people know before,” Feige said. “We really did approach it like we do the movies… if we were able to do another one, there’s certainly ideas. The slight difference of course… like with WandaVision, they really will go back and forth between the Disney+ series and the movies… sometimes will be a Season 2, sometimes will be a feature.”
In a ‘passing the torch’ moment, Steve Rogers bestowed his shield upon Wilson at the end of Avengers: Endgame, trusting him to carry on the legacy of Captain America. Feige previously noted how the long-form format of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier would allow the story to evolve and dig deeper into Wilson’s background and personality, as well as his decision in regards to taking up the mantle.
“He’s a man, and he’s an African American man,” Feige said, emphasizing that he’s not a thunder god or king. “He’s got experience in the military, he’s got experience doing grief counseling with soldiers with PTSD. That’s how Steve Rogers initially developed this friendship with him. What’s so great about the move to Disney Plus long form is that we get to see much more of these characters.”
Marvel’s The Falcon and The Winter Soldier: Character Posters
To revisit the journeys of these characters before The Falcon and The Winter Soldier premieres on March 19, you might want to tune into Marvel Studios’ Legends series. The individual Falcon and Winter Soldier character episodes debuted on Friday, March 5, while the Sharon Carter and Zemo episodes dropped last Friday, March 12, offering fans a short refresher before the next big MCU show arrives.
Adele Ankers is a Freelance Entertainment Journalist. You can reach her on Twitter.