The Falcon and the Winter Soldier picks up right after Avengers: Endgame – where everyone who was “snapped away” by Thanos, who turned half of the world’s population to dust, returns after 5 years of absence.
The Blip (snap) has been undone and the restored population return, only to find that the world has moved on and they’re now displaced, refugees. However, while half the world’s population is back, Captain America is no more and there is a need to fill the void that he’s left behind.
Now the home of “pre-Phase 4” of the MCU, Disney+ has kicked off with WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and the upcoming Loki series.
Malcolm Spellman takes the reigns as Head Writer and Executive Producer of ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ which lays the foundation for the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe on Disney+.
While WandaVision, is quite literally set in a Wanda Maximoff-Vision bubble, and the focus is solely on those characters and the ones directly impacted by them, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier not only puts a lens on the relationship between Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) but a greater conversation on the social and political impact of the Blip.
Showrunner Malcolm Spellman discusses what it was like to write for two new Captain Americas, the relevance the show has to today’s narrative, and breakout character Baron Zemo (Daniel Brühl):
All episodes of WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier are now available on Disney+.