D23 brought a lot of exciting news last week. A lot of the news came from the Marvel projects in development.
One that fans are most excited about is The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which will star Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan as the title characters. Best known for their roles in the Captain America films as Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes, the duo take center stage in this series. In part, it was made because of their excellent chemistry on and off screen with each other.
The writer of the series is Derek Kolstad, who penned the John Wick franchise. Answering Twitter questions with Discussing Film, Kolstad gave a taste of what to expect for the series.
One of the major plot points that will carry in from Avengers: Endgame is Sam taking the Captain America mantle.
A question from @NorsEllie asked, “I am so happy to have Sam Wilson as Captain America. Will reactions to a black Captain America be explored? Will Sam’s feelings about Steve going back to an era when the two of them would not have been able to go into the same diner be given any space?”
Kolstad could only respond, “Oh, yeah. And then some.”
So that’s interesting to keep in mind.
But will the series be grim and gritty or inject some humor into the proceedings? Mackie and Stan are known for their humorous banter on press tours. It would be criminal to not have that comedic chemistry in the series.
Kolstad said that it wouldn’t be as gory or dark as John Wick.
“There’s a wink and a nod to the world building of John Wick to be sure. Just fewer head shots.”
And he also talked about really exploring a world post-blip which was really on touched on in Spider-Man: Far From Home.
He ended up describing a bit of the series, “There is an element of Band of Brothers to this by way of Lethal Weapon.”
Sounds good to us. Though which one is Riggs and which one is Murtaugh is the real question here.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will debut in Fall 2020.
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