Just exactly what are we getting with The Falcon and The Winter Soldier? If we take what The Falcon and The Winter Soldier showrunner says, we should have some interesting character’s to explore. Malcom Spellman spoke to Polygon recently and talked about how this show is about the characters. Spellman talked the beginning, if not the end, of the five lead characters journey’s in the show.
“The global theme for this thing is identity,” Spellman explains. “We have five main characters who all have their own individual journeys underneath that. You have Zemo, who is dealing with what he sees in his mind as supremacy in the form of heroes. Whether you call it vigilantism or whatever, Zemo sees himself as a hero, and that’s his target.”
“Sharon Carter is dealing with being betrayed or abandoned, because she’s been gone since Civil War, and she’s had to survive on her own. Bucky Barnes is dealing with grief. Same with John Walker [played by Wyatt Russell] — they both have different incarnations of a veteran story, in that you do everything for a country, and then who’s there to pick up the pieces for you?”
“Sam is dealing with the symbolism of being Captain America, and whether it’s appropriate,” Spellman adds. “Each one of them has an identity that starts them off in a very fraught state of being, because it’s urgent and immediate, what they’re dealing with. And by the end of this series, each one of these characters is going to look at themselves completely differently, and almost be reborn.”
I don’t know about you guys, but this sounds right up my street. I’m really looking forward to seeing a long form Marvel movie. I’m aware we just had WandaVision, but that was I think a unique, but welcome concept. I always looked to The Falcon and The Winter Soldier as the first real long from Marvel story. I kinda feel like the basic plot of this show could be adapted into a movie. However, with all that extra time, you have to focus on the characters and get into their heads. So far it sounds like The Falcon and The Winter Soldier will deliver.
What do you think of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier showrunner Spellman’s comments. Which of these five main character are you looking most forward to seeing this Friday? As always leave any thoughts below.