Falcon and the Winter Soldier finally comes out a week from Friday! Cool beans!
WandaVision finished last Friday, and though the final episode did have the feel of a finale to a Marvel Studios film, the show overall was unconventional. Something we have never seen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While I LOVED the show, I can see how this new style split fans. That being said, I’ve always been more excited for Falcon and the Winter Solider. After all, my favorite non-Avengers MCU films are The Winter Soldier and Civil War.
For those worried that Falcon and the Winter Soldier will be light on Marvel action and adventure, don’t be. Stars Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan are here to reassure us that their show will be no different than watching Avengers: Endgame at home.
Stan told Total Film:
Think about how people watch Avengers: Endgame once it comes out in iTunes. There’s so many ways to see things — on your phone, on your laptop, on Apple TV. When you’re watching this it won’t feel any different than when you’re watching Avengers: Endgame basically.
Mackie agreed, adding:
Marvel’s always been in-depth and focused on story and the action is just a byproduct of the story. So with this, what they’ve been able to do and what I’ve really enjoyed seeing on my television is the fact that they didn’t play down the grandiose aspect of the Marvel Universe. They didn’t play down the physical action aspect of it. They just put it in a way to where it works really well in your home as it would work on the big screen.
Mackie also added that even though the cast of characters is much smaller, it will still have the same energy as Avengers: Endgame:
The energy is still the same. The great thing that Marvel has been able to do is create a continuity, and that’s why the universe works so well project to project, and you get to follow movie to movie and feel the same experience movie to movie — because there is that continuity from craft services all the way up to directors and producers.
These are people we’ve spent the better part of seven and 10 years with so the feeling is the same, the tone is the same, the ability to craft our performances and show up is the same because if you look at Endgame or Infinity War or Civil War, all of us weren’t on set together at the same time. It’s always two or three actors, or one or two actors and a director doing it. At no point in time was there 700,000 people on set, and we were all, you know, running to fight.
Falcon and the Winter Soldier will premiere March 19th!