The Falcon and The Winter Soldier


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The Falcon and the Winter Solider recently premiered on Disney+.

Alexa Reyna, ENN Staff

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, TFATWS, had its first episode release date on March 19 streaming exclusively on Disney+. The mini-series will involve six episodes and recurring characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, MCU, films. The show is a part of Phase Four of the MCU’s next step of their highly anticipated movie series beloved by fans all over the world.

The buddy action-comedy show takes place after the popular film, Avengers: Endgame, showing the complicated yet exciting adventures of a mismatched duo, Sam Wilson, Falcon, and Bucky Barnes, Winter Soldier. The series also introduces new heroes and new villains making the fans have mixed feelings. Junior, Ishi Jacinto, says her least favorite character on the show is the new Captain America, John Walker, because of how he portrays himself as a hero.

“My least favorite character is the new Captain America. In the most recent episode “Power Broker” he put Captain America’s legacy to shame, he was violent when he didn’t have to, and he let his anger get the better of him unlike Steve,” said Jacinto.

Fans also appreciate the fact that some recurring characters from the MCU films are making cameos or just involved in the story within the series. Lori Janis, junior, said her favorite character on the show is Sam Wilson, Falcon, because of his sense of humor and the way he captures the personality of his overall character.

“My favorite character is the Falcon, Sam Wilson, because I love his humor and the sly comments he makes throughout the show,” said Janis.

TFATWS isn’t the MCU’s first mini-series to premiere on Disney+. WandaVision was the first out of three shows to kick start Phase Four. WandaVision was about Avengers Wanda Maximoff and Vision living their suburban lifestyle when they start to suspect that everything was not as it seemed. Calah Mitchell, junior, said she prefers the magical duo series because the show kept her guessing more and more as each episode was released. Mitchell is also waiting for more action and surprises in the upcoming episodes of TFATWS.

“WandaVision has more magic so it opens up other theories about the multiverse, while TFATWS is more of things we’ve already seen, especially from the movies. The show is good but it could be better. Hopefully it will be in the later episodes,” said Mitchell.

AP World History teacher, Jennifer Swegler, says she would like to see more brotherly friendship and interaction between characters Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes throughout the show before the season ends. Swegler is also a big fan of the Wilson and Barnes friendship story background and cannot wait to see how the show will end.

“Honestly what I think is the strength of the first two episodes was the banter between Bucky and Sam. Yes there wasn’t much direct interaction in episode one, but you heard the voicemails between Sam and Bucky and I think that’s what matters- it’s hilarious and episode two was so strong because they were in person together. It’s a brotherly friendship that developed over intense dislike and if you’ve seen any of the Marvel movies, you saw the foundation built and it’s become stronger,” said Swegler. 

After April 9, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier will only have two episodes left until the series ends. Fans are hoping some of their theories are true and are excited to see the fate of Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes. The show has promised some major twists as each episode is released leaving fans at the edge of their seats waiting eagerly each Friday for a surprising new twist.