Marvel Studio teases potential second season of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier

Wednesday, March 17

By Ciarán Mather

Although Marvel Studio's latest Disney+ TV series is set to debut later this week, the entertainment giant's head has revealed that there are already ideas for a potential second season.

Kevin Feige made the comments during a virtual press conference about the upcoming The Falcon and The Winter Soldier miniseries on Sunday.

His comments come just after the studio's first series, WandaVision, recently debuted its finale.

Feige said: 'We really did approach it like we do the movies: We better make this great, because we won’t be able to do another one.' 

'If we were able to do another one, there’s certainly ideas.'

Feige added that characters in the Disney+ series will also appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) alongside A-list heroes such as Spider-Man, Thor, Doctor Strange, Black Panther and Captain Marvel.

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier follow Sam Wilson, aka The Falcon, just after he was passed the mantle (and literal shield) of Captain America by his friend Steve Rogers at the end of Avengers: Endgame.

When an anti-nationalist terrorist group called The Flag-Smashers threatens the world, Wilson teams up with Roger's best friend, James 'Bucky' Buchanan Barnes (aka The Winter Soldier) to stop them.

However, the pair are also dogged by a rivalry with a military agent named John F. Walker: the US government's choice for being the new Captain America, and who believes himself to be a much more worthy successor than Sam.

The series will also reportedly explore Sam's anxiety about taking up the role and whether or not it will be received well by the American public due to his race; as well as Bucky's past trauma as a brainwashed assassin for the terrorist group HYDRA.

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, which has a budget of $150 million, will see actors Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan reprise their roles as The Falcon and The Winter Soldier respectively.

Also reprising their roles will be Emily VanCamp as Agent 13 (the niece of Steve's wife Peggy Carter) and Daniel Bruhl as Baron Helmut Zemo, an Eastern-European soldier who blames his family's death on The Avengers during the events of 2015's The Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Zemo is a notable character as he was the villain that managed to start a rift between The Avengers in 2016's Captain America: Civil War, and has since been imprisoned.

Other upcoming Disney+ series planned by Marvel include: Loki, Hawkeye, She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight and Wakanda.

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier will debut on Disney+ this Friday.