Here comes one of the most awaited shows of 2021, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. There are many Easter eggs, details, and callbacks in the first episode itself. Here are 25 details that you might have missed while watching The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.
1. At the beginning of the series, the very first words we hear are of Steve Rogers’s. It’s the conversation between Steve and Sam in Avengers: Endgame.
2. If you keenly observe, Sam’s bag is the same shield bag that Steve has in the Endgame.
3. Sam is seen using Redwing often while fighting in the sky. He will be seen using it in this show as well. In comics, Redwing is the name of Sam’s Falcon, with whom he shares a telepathic connection.
4. Lt. Joaquin Torres, Sam’s colleague from the Air Force, is a significant character. In comics, Joaquin becomes Falcon for a while to replace Sam.
5. Fans saw Georges Batroc in the first episode. To remind y’all, he is the leader of the L.A.F. cell, and first appeared in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
6. Georges Batroc’s costume is similar to the character’s costume in the comics. Batroc is rocking his iconic purple and gold costume.
7. This one’s a cool callback. In the first fight scene of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, fans saw Sam in a fight with Batroc. While the first sequence in Captain America: The Winter Soldier is, also, of a fight between Steve and Batroc.
8. When Sam handovers Steve’s shield to the Smithsonian, Captain America’s poster appears to his left, it’s a nod to Steve’s one-liner ‘on your left.’
9. Torres says that he’s tracking a group named ‘Flag Smashers.’ According to the comic books, Flag-Smasher is a foe of Captain America.
10. Torres wonders if its true that Steve is there in a secret base on the Moon. In comics, Utau is the spectator of the multiverse from the Blue Area of the Moon.
11. The next one seems more like a homage to the comic books. This is Captain America’s iconic 1941 comic’s cover page. This must have made the series a familiar place for the fans.
12. When Rhodey and Sam pass by Captain America’s exhibit, there are some sections that brings back all the memories. If one observes closely, these sections are about everything that has happened so far, Bucky turning into a foe, Sokovia Accords, and Hydra’s infiltration.
13. Here’s another great tiny detail. It’s almost crazy that so much thought goes into filming of a single shot. Captain America’s selective service card appears on the screen, the one with the “4F” stamp. The card was given to him in Captain America: The First Avenger.
14. Some sections from the exhibit were present to pay tribute to Steve Rogers. Viewers can see the section named ‘Final Mission,’ which is about him returning the infinity stones.
15. It’s a flash detail and was quite difficult to catch. In the end credits of the first episode, we can see a reference to Madripoor , who is actually from X-Men comics.
16. Sam and Sarah’s boat was named after their beloved parents, Paul and Darlene.
17. Many must have got their hopes high when they saw Captain America in the first episode. The “new” character was played by Wyatt Russell, starring as John Walker in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
18. If observed closely, viewers could see a date (Dec. 16, 1991) during the credit scene. It’s the date on which Tony’s parents got killed by the Winter Soldier.
19. The press conference that Sam watches is broadcasted by the WHiH news channel, a news network used in all MCU movies and shows.
20. We can see the ill-famous lines from the red Hydra book, which Zemo used in Captain America: Civil War to poke Bucky’s Winter Soldier Programming.
21. In a scene Bucky sleeps on the floor in his apartment. It’s a callback to Sam and Steve’s conversation in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, where they discuss how difficult it is to transition into a civilian after serving in the army.
22. Bucky appears in an alley and helps Yori. This scene is a reference to the scene where Bucky saves Steve the same way in Captain America: The First Avenger.
23. We can see the headline ‘400 prisoners liberated’, a callback where Steve rescues Bucky and other soldiers in Captain America: The First Avenger.
24. Bucky’s notepad includes a list that has various names like Zemo, the main antagonist in Civil War. Kaminski, a Marvel comic writer who worked on stories featuring Sam Wilson, and Rostov, who imprisoned Bucky in the comics.
25. In fact, Bucky’s notepad is quite similar to Steve’s notepad in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The only difference is that his list contained pop culture references, which he wanted to catch up on, while Bucky’s list was a name of people he wanted to harm.
Here’s the trailer of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier: