This will be the first time we have seen the duo since “Avengers: Endgame.” courtsey Marvel Twitter

Marvel drops official “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” trailer

Perhaps one of the biggest moments during the Super Bowl LV this past week was Marvel dropping the newest trailer for their upcoming television show, “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.” In fact, the trailer broke several records within the first 24 hours of being released, totaling to 125 million views in a single day, making “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” one of the most viewed trailers during the Super Bowl.

“The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” follows Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) as they must team up to save the world from a global threat, while simultaneously learning how to work with one another. The show also sees Daniel Brühl and Emily VanCamp reprising their roles of Helmut Zemo and Sharon Carter, respectively. The first episode of the season airs on March 19, with an episode released each week for six weeks. “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” will be part of Marvel’s Phase Four of the MCU.

There are a few central moments of the trailer that deserve to be broken down. One such moment is the return of Helmut Zemo, who we last see in “Captain America: Civil War.” For those who need a slight refresher, Helmut Zemo is the evil mastermind responsible for causing the rift between the Avengers, which eventually led to their breakup. The last time we see Helmut Zemo, he is imprisoned in the Joint Counter Terrorist Centre. Many fans have speculated that his escape from prison coincided with the Blip. During the trailer, Zemo vows that his job is not yet finished, meaning that he hopes to eliminate the world of all superheroes.

Another crucial moment from the trailer shows an emergence of a second possible antagonist of the series. In a very brief shot, viewers can see a man in a mask with a handprint on it. The masked man is a member of a violent organization who opposes nationalism. Fans have also speculated that this group is none other than the Flag Smashers, an enemy of Captain America in the comic universe.

Next, we have the return of Sharon Carter, who was also last seen during the events of “Captain America: Civil War.” During the film, Carter breaks the Sokovia Accords, meaning she has been a fugitive on the run since the events of the film. Her role in the television show is, as of right now, unknown, but fans are eager to see what she has been up to since the events of “Captain America: Civil War.”

Another crucial moment from the trailer appears to show Sam’s reluctance, or more than likely, the government’s refusal to allow Sam Wilson to take over the mantle as Captain America. Going off the comics, the government instead appoints the US Agent to take over the role of Captain America. From watching the trailer, it appears that the MCU will be following that same plotline. This especially reigns true in the Super Bowl scene from the trailer as someone else is wearing Captain America’s uniform, rather than Sam Wilson. From the cast list, it looks like Wyatt Russell plays the role of John F. Walker.

Finally, we have the comedic aspect of the show. Fans should know about Bucky and Sam’s rocky relationship that first manifested in “Captain America: Civil War.” It seems that this relationship has not changed, to say the least. In fact, the ending scene of the trailer almost parodies a session of couples counseling as the two men seemingly have a staring contest for no apparent reason other than to aggravate one another. This comedic aspect definitely mirrors that of a buddy comedy.

With “WandaVision” and “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” Marvel has ushered viewers into a new age of television: television cinema. It will be very exciting to see what Marvel pulls out of their sleeve for “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” and with only six episodes to accomplish it. Fans, myself included, are on the edge of their seats as they very impatiently wait for the first episode to drop. “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” begins streaming on Disney+ on March 19.

The tone of the television show matches that of a buddy comedy. courtesy IMDb tucollegian | Collegian

Post Author: Madison Walters