A recent post by Sebastian Stan points at a possible crossover of Black Panther in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Series
After the Superbowl Teaser Trailer, the anticipation of Disney Plus’s The Falcon and Winter Soldier is soaring high. The cast along with the Marvel Studio is only fueling the fire by teasing little glimpses here and there to its fans.
Latest in line being actor Sebastian Stan aka Bucky, the Winter Soldier, recently posted some Instagram stories and now we can’t help but notice the much needed clues to a Wakanda connection. The first image shows street art with two messages for the eagle eyed fans, text at the bottom of the image reads ‘brake the mask’ – a probable nod to antagonist Baron Zemo but the top text which is much more clear says, Winter Soldier.
The Real White Wolf
Now, we all know that in the Marvel Cinematic Universe Bucky is dubbed as the ‘White Wolf’ (remember Avengers: Infinity Wars when Wakanda literally nursed him back to health.) Well, that’s a direct reference to Wakanda. But what do we really know about the White Wolf?
In Marvel Comics White Wolf or Hunter is the adopted son of T’Chaka and is the elder brother to T’Challa. He adopts the name White Wolf after he joins Wakanda’s secret police. When T’Challa becomes the king post assignation of their father – he disbands the secret services and a forced white wolf turns into a mercenary.
Hunters costume is made of the vibranium same as T’challa’s the only difference being the colour Black Panther has a black suit whereas White Wolf has a White one.
MCU’s White Wolf
Coming back to MCU, we know the antagonist of Falcon and Winter Soldier series is Baron Zemo. Zemo is responsible for the blast in the United Nations summit in Vienna which also killed King of Wakanda T’Chaka – leaving T’Challa the new King. Which further points at a deeper connection to Wakanda.
We understand from Marvel Studio’s previous antics like showing an Infinity Gauntlet in Thor Ragnarock only to be deemed fake and later turning up as the most important aspect of the unfolding storyline. Something, similar can be expected out of Sebastian Stan’s White Wolf remark only later to be turning up as a new character.
Now imagine the White Wolf and Black Panther going behind Baron Zemo with a little help from Panther’s friends Falcon and Winter Soldier. So does that mean the Black Panther will show up in the Falcon and The Winter Soldier series?
Maybe, maybe not, actor Chadwik Boseman who plays Black Panther in the Marvel movie told MTV during the promotions of 21 Bridges, “I wouldn’t because I don’t want to do a TV show. I wouldn’t choose one so I can’t answer that. Like, I have a whole list of things that I’m excited about. And so, none of those are franchises.”
Keeping in mind that Marvel Studio is quite apt in misleading fans (remember fake Hulk in Infinity Wars poster or purposefully removed from the backdrop of New Asgard on Earth during Endgame) and strict secrecy concerns that actors have to abide by it’s no wonder we might be witnessing sign’s of a major crossover under wraps.