Falcon & Winter Soldier Show Adds Key Marvel Characters
Disney’s streaming platform, Disney+, is set to launch in the fall, and the studio’s biggest properties are all getting new TV shows. Among them, several Marvel shows are on the way, including a series focusing the Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan are set to play the characters once more, and some of the supporting cast has now been revealed.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Daniel Brühl and Emily Van Camp will reprise their roles from 2016’s Captain America: Civil War. Bruhl plays the villainous Baron Zemo, while Van Camp will appear as Sharon Carter. Van Camp also appeared in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
In addition, Falcon & Winter Soldier will be directed by Kari Skogland, whose extensive TV credits include The Handmaid’s Tale, Fear the Walking Dead, The Punisher, and House of Cards. It will be written by Empire’s Malcolm Spellman and will run for six episodes.
Although it was first rumored back in December, Falcon & Winter Soldier wasn’t confirmed until last month. The logo was revealed during a presentation of the Disney+ app at the studio’s Investor Day webinar.
Other Marvel series in the works for Disney + include shows focusing on Loki, Vision and Scarlet Witch, and Hawkeye. No release dates have been announced so far, but we will almost certainly see some in 2020. Disney+ launches on November 12 with a subscription price of $6.99 a month, or $69.99 for a year.
In related news, Avengers: Endgame continues to do incredible business at the worldwide box office. It is now the second most successful movie ever released in the US, beating James Cameron’s Avatar, and second only to Star Wars: The Force Awakens.