Showrunner Malcolm Spellman says the race will play a starring role in Marvel’s planned Disney + series, Falcon & The Winter Soldier.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Showrunner Malcolm Spellman says race will be an important part of the show’s history. The eagerly awaited Captain America The spinoff series will be Disney + ‘s second foray into the Marvel Cinematic Universe after WandaVision ends early March. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will pick up where Avengers: Endgame left behind and follow the disparate duo Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) as they face a world without Steve Rogers’ Captain America.
End of Game also saw Steve pass his vibranium shield to Sam, effectively ordering him as the next Captain America in the MCU. Although this prestigious title should not come easily for Sam. He will likely face resistance from the US government who wants to install John Walker as the next Cap. Sam will likely help Bucky reconcile his past acts as a Winter Soldier while also facing an immediate threat posed by his return. Captain America: Civil War villainous Zemo (Daniel Brühl).
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Since The Falcon and the Winter Soldier could feature the MCU’s first Black Captain America, showrunner Malcolm Spellman knew there was a huge opportunity before him. In an interview with TVLine, Spellman said he hopes the series will have a similar impact on black youth Black Panther had. To help develop his pitch for the series, Spellman has teamed up with Nate Moore, vice president of production and development at Marvel, who is also black. Although Spellman says his meeting with Marvel President Kevin Feige went horribly wrong, he believes Moore defended him behind the scenes because they shared a similar vision for the series. Here’s what Spellman said about Moore:
He heard what I wanted to do, what I wanted [race] be part of the story very prominently, and I think he knew that was right.
Bearing in mind Spellman’s comments, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will likely focus on the underlying issues surrounding race and identity as Sam struggles with the responsibilities that come with being Captain America. The series would also include Isaiah Bradley, who is known to be the first Black Captain America in the comics. It could put Sam on the path to uncovering the secret history of black men in the US government’s super-soldier program.
The MCU has a tradition of not shying away from diversity and inclusiveness with Black Panther, which featured a black superhero, mostly black actors, and a black director. Spellman made a noble comparison by choosing to compare his series to Black Panther, which will only serve to amplify the anticipation. There is only a month left before viewers can see if The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will deliver.
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