Falcon & Winter Solider: First reactions to new Marvel series take flight
March 12, 2021 by: Steve Seigh
Who's ready for some big-budget action and intense couple's therapy? You are? Well, then you might be interested in reading the first reactions to Marvel Studios' second live-action TV series, The Falcon and the Winter Solider.
Just like WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Solider takes place after the events of Avengers: Endgame, and revolves around Marvel's odd couple, Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan), as they join forces against Baron Zemo (Daniel Brühl). Also set to appear in the six-episode series is Sharon Carter (Emily VanCamp) and John F. Walker (Wyatt Russell).
Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Sam Wilson/Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) team up in a global adventure that tests their abilities—and their patience—in Marvel Studios’ The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. The all-new series is directed by Kari Skogland; Malcolm Spellman is the head writer.
Let's see what fans are saying about Marvel's latest live-action superhero spectacle, shall we?
Blown away by #TheFalconAndTheWinterSoldier. The action is HUGE, and the banter is hilarious. More questions than answers so far, like where do the characters go when they aren’t on screen and if I turn off my TV do they just go to sleep? But overall Phase 4 is shaping up nicely
— ben mekler (@benmekler) March 12, 2021
I watched Episode 1 of #TheFalconAndTheWinterSoldier!
It has some dope action sequences with CA: TWS vibes! Not the pace I expected but spending time with Sam's family and Bucky's mental state is great development.
Mackie & Stan are really good in very different ways. pic.twitter.com/9xwnz4v1eI
— BD (@BrandonDavisBD) March 12, 2021
#TheFalconAndTheWinterSoldier has some really touching ties to the MCU and those are some of my favorite parts of Episode 1.
References to other characters, questions about the Avengers, the world's view of Endgame storylines… some small-scale, fun MCU world building. pic.twitter.com/EBIMYssqdO
— BD (@BrandonDavisBD) March 12, 2021
#TheFalconAndTheWinterSoldier: Only 1ep was shared w/ press, but v promising so far. Seemingly like The Americans or Homeland meets real-world Winter Soldier tone. Emotional cost & consequences, guilt, struggle w/ identity and legacy, and even notions of being black in America.
— The Voice Of Reason™ ???????????? (@YrOnlyHope) March 12, 2021
#TheFalconAndTheWinterSoldier is a straight-up adrenaline shot to your system, another major winner for @MarvelStudios! However, while the action is top-tier, the series is at its best as a deeply effective character study for #TheFalcon & #WinterSoldier. –> pic.twitter.com/3SGAdxMlzx
— Rohan Patel (@KingPatel7) March 12, 2021
#TheFalconAndTheWinterSoldier is very much a "months later" #Endgame follow-up, with the first episode exploring the emotional weight of Bucky's dark past, Sam being given the shield, and some Blip aftermath (superheroism doesn't pay the bills!). DYNAMITE action sequences ???? https://t.co/qHa8vBUcX8
— Matt Mitovich (@MattMitovich) March 12, 2021
Really liked the first episode of #TheFalconandtheWinterSoldier. Took a bit to totally grab me but as it goes on, you see where they’re going as far as getting to dig deep on who these guys are in a way we hadn’t before. There quickly is some Bucky stuff that is really powerful.
— Eric Goldman (@TheEricGoldman) March 12, 2021
Exciting news: The Falcon And The Winter Soldier gets off to a kick-ass start with its first episode. Its high-flying action is perfectly worthy of the MCU, and the emotional stakes are set up well. It also has some cool surprises in store, so be spoiler-phobic! #TFATWS #Marvel pic.twitter.com/7nwm8dKdOw
— Eric Eisenberg (@eeisenberg) March 12, 2021
Unsurprisingly, it sounds as if Marvel has another major hit on their hands with The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. It pleases me to hear that the show offers more than the "oil and water" chemistry of its two leads and that the story carries a fair amount of emotional weight. It also sounds like we'll be taking a deep-dive into Bucky's past, which is bound to please some Marvel fans. I'm looking forward to seeing how the show address life after "the Blip," as well as those killer action sequences everyone keeps raving about. Let's go!
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier debuts on Disney+ on March 19, 2019.