Falcon And The Winter Soldier’s Best Moment Was Improvised

The Star Spangled Man

Falcon and the Winter Soldier episode one ended not with a whimper, but with a wink.

I am of course talking about the very last moment of the episode, following the reveal of the “new Captain America.” After we see his Shield and his gun, we finally see John Walker’s (Wyatt Russell) face under the mask. And he winks, right into the camera.

On the Empire Podcast, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier director Kari Skogland explained the wink was a decision Russell made on set:

I wanted it to be kind of heroic and monumental, and so it was low angles and we put them in this portico, a very ‘big government’ vibe, so it had all of that weight behind it. And also, you don’t really get to know him, right? You see his back and you see the shield. It’s just the nature of how we did it, and then, of course, there’s the television of it. It’s all about, who is this? What is this? And then – boom – you know, that wink.

RELATED: The Falcon And The Winter Soldier Ep 1: New World Order – A Long 5 Years | Marvel Multiverse Mondays

That was completely a moment that Wyatt brought to the party. And that was fantastic. All the actors brought lots of moments like that to the story, because once they once they got inside their character, they were able to play. Out of that comes brilliance.

We’ll be seeing a lot more of Wyatt Russell as John Walker in the weeks to come on The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Hopefully, we can get another wink or three in before the season is over.

Continue the LRM Online conversation on Discord by CLICKING HERE!

----- GenreVerse Have you checked out LRM Online’s official podcast feed yet The Genreverse Podcast Network? This includes our premiere podcast The Daily CoGBreaking Geek Radio: The Podcast, GeekScholars Movie News, Nerd Flix & Chill, Marvel Multiverse Mondays, Anime-Versal Review Podcast, and our Star Wars dedicated podcast The Cantina. Check it out by listening below. It's also available on all your favorite podcast apps! Subscribe on: Apple PodcastsSpotify |  SoundCloud | Stitcher | Google Play Grow Generation

Nick Doll

Cinephile. Streaming addict. Kevin Feige may be my God, but I love Mission: Impossible(!), 007, DC, Indiana Jones, and so much more. Writer. Certainly most comfortable writing. Comic enthusiast. Really, just a Hell of a Geek!

Read Previous

Brian Tyree Henry Teases Phastos Powers In Eternals

Read Next

Disney+ Will Cost You A $1 More A Month Starting This Week

This website is using Google Analytics. Please click here if you want to opt-out. Click here to opt-out.