Not so long ago, WandaVision had its grand finale, which brought about many Marvel universe changes. Now, after no time at all, people have started looking forward to The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. The Falcon and The Winter Soldier will turn the Marvel Universe upside down with its premiere. 2021 will have many MCU shows, surprises, and plot twists that no one could have guessed. The fans have always liked The Falcon and The Winter Soldier better than Wanda and Vision, making the premiere even more critical and speculative. Here are ten ways in which the series will change the course of the Marvel Cinematic Universe:
1. Closer to Home than WandaVision
WandaVision was complicated in the beginning because the show introduced a new universe altogether. But The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is set in the already introduced Marvel universe with the basic settings. This familiar setting makes it easier for the fans to situate the MCU narrative. The standard MCU settings can be both a great decision or a bad one depending on the audiences’ reaction. The show’s locations will be easier to locate, making it easy for the audience to relate with other MCU movies to this one.
2. Moving on from the Captain
Steve Rogers, the original Captain America, refused to continue after he time-traveled backward. He went back in time to change his and Peggy Carter’s lives for better. Steve’s absence left Sam and Bucky with no one to take up the position of Captain America. At the end of Avengers: Endgame, Steve passed on his shield to Sam, making him the new Captain. Avengers: Endgame ended with Steve asking his friends to take up the responsibility and indicated that it was their time to shine now.
3. The Falcon and The Winter Soldier will Replace an Avenger.
MCU introduced the six Avengers in the beginning; they are all gone now. Iron Man and the Black Widow are dead; Steve Rogers has retired and passed his duties on to his friends. Hawkeye’s status is unresolved as of now, Thor is never really in the world, and Hulk is around currently. Steve will become the first of all the Avengers to be replaced in the MCU.
4. Bringing back the dead
The Falcon and The Winter Soldier will also reintroduce one old villain – Baron Helmut Zemo, the main antagonist in Captain America: Civil War. He thought that the Avengers killed his family. King T’Challa, aka the Black Panther, arrested Zemo by the end of the movie. However, Zemo was fueled with negativity and darkness even then. This antagonism is going to the reason of his return, and the show will explore his story and character.
5. The Winter Soldier gets his own space.
Steve and Bucky knew each other for a long time from the 20th century, and while we saw Steve adjusting to the new world, we did not see Bucky’s story. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will explore Bucky’s story with his character development. Bucky had some recovery time, and that is what the show will explore. Both Steve and Bucky underwent different processes to adjust to the 21st century. Steve received his bit of screen time, but the show will now introduce Bucky with his past.
6. Another Fascinating Buddy Duo Installment
The Marvel Cinematic Universe brings interesting duos that add to the humor and plot. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will introduce yet another fascinating buddy duo – Sam and Bucky. Sam and Bucky have shared the screen before. They were funny, and everyone seemed to enjoy their one on one verbal fights. Their witty banter is why everyone seems to be looking forward to their duo in this show.
7. The Falcon as the New Captain America
As was previously mentioned, Steve left his current job for Peggy. His decision came as a shock to everyone, including the audience and Sam and Bucky. But what surprised the fans more was Steve passing on his shield to Sam. This event granted Sam the responsibility to become the new Captain America. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will explore Sam as the potential Captain America, making the story even more enjoyable.
8. The Falcon and The Winter Soldier flesh out Agent 13
Sharon Carter, aka Agent 13 is a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But she did not have a space of her own in any movie made before this. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier aims at bringing her to the light, pun intended. All fans have seen her in a darker and colder space before; this series will explore her character. She will get her room, and the audience will be privy to her life.
9. Natural settings for the Characters
The audience has always seen the superheroes of MCU in massive settings with magical things happening. But the audience also loves watching these superheroes exist in the everyday world like some ordinary people. Avengers: Age of Ultron made the audience view the superheroes as ordinary people who partied, enjoyed life, and had romance. This normalcy made them more relatable, and thus, everyone appreciated it a lot. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will also view these superheroes in the everyday world to make it more relatable.
10. Will The Falcon and The Winter Soldier claim their space?
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier airs on 19th March, this year. It will be interesting to watch if it can claim a space for itself like the previous shows. The audience loved WandaVision for various reasons, but will The Falcon and The Winter Soldier also make it big? The show looks promising and exciting and now all we have to do is wait and watch.