The adventures of Falcon, the new Captain America and Bucky, the Winter Soldier has fans hyped already even breaking records of Star Wars and The Mandalorian
WandaVision has been streaming for a few weeks on Disney+, receiving positive reviews from fans and critics alike. And in less than a month, MCU’s The Falcon and The Winter Soldier is set to continue blazing the trail. The show debuts March on Disney+, Anthony Mackie aka MCU’s Falcon will take forward the ‘complicated history’ of the shield. Along with him, fan favourite Sebastian Stan will don the Winter Soldier arm again.
Falcon & The Winter Soldier Anticipation
Recently, TV time, a movie analysis platform, revealed that anticipation for Falcon and The Winter Soldier is considerably higher than how it was for similar shows like Star Wars: The Mandalorian and WandaVision. It is said to be 200% higher than anticipation for The Mandalorian and 43% higher than the buzz for WandaVision. Marvel’s super bowl trailer fiesta is also said to have led to a 10% increase in TV show viewership.
Super Bowl trailer of FTWS has already broken the views record of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker [111M views] with 125 million views in 24 hours.
FTWS is set to follow the adventures of two mismatched friends of Captain America/Steve Rogers. It’s a 6 episode action-packed sitcom that will explore the lives of two of Cap’s closest friends and their struggles with both past and current foes. The latest trailer revealed Sharon Carter will be a part of the mini-series.
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A huge amount of the heightened anticipation for the show is due to the race diversity the show teases to explore. FTWS Director, Spellman, says he intends for the show to inspire black people the way Black Panther was able to. However, due to very little plot leaks from the set, it’s still not known for a fact that Sam Wilson will be next Captain America or if he’s just leading a short crusade.
Exploring Behind The Scenes
FTWS is set to kick off a little while after WandaVison – which has just two episodes left. But Marvel has revealed that a new docu-series will air in the little period between both shows. Marvel’s Assembled is a documentary special that will explore production techniques and behind-the-scene actions. Its first instalment is Marvel’s Assembled: The Making Of WandaVision and it will feature interviews from the cast and the crew as well as detailed insight into a lot of complex production techniques. It’s set to debut on the week of WandaVision’s season finale.
Part of the anticipation for Star War’s The Mandalorian is said to be due to Lucasfilm developing a ‘making-of’ docu-series for the show. Marvel seems to be taking a page out of their playbook as they look to expand the docu-series to include documentaries on some of its prominent heroes.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier — which also stars Daniel Bruhl (Helmut Zemo), Emily VanCamp (Sharon Carter) and Wyatt Russell (John Walker/U.S. Agent) — is scheduled to begin streaming on Disney+ on March 19.