Who was that at the end of Falcon and Winter Soldier?
Marvel's "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier" concluded its six-episode first season with a finale that teased an unexpected villain. Earlier in the episode, it was confirmed that Sharon Carter (played by Emily VanCamp) is actually the mysterious Power Broker who was heavily referenced but never seen on the series. INSIDER'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier' finale end-credits scene explained
When is the Falcon and the Winter Soldier?
Coming March 19, 2021. disney.comThe Falcon and the Winter Soldier
Is Captain America 4 confirmed?
"Captain America 4" is moving forward at Marvel Studios with "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier" series writer Malcolm Spellman attached to pen the script. ... Right after two blockbuster series, Wanda Vision and The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, and the release Shang Chi trailer, Captain America 4 has been confirmed. India TVCaptain America 4 confirmed just after The Falcon and The Winter Soldier finale, fans say 'best news'
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is at the dawn of a new era, and this was especially made clear in the finale of Disney+’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. After years of anticipation, Sam Wilson finally took his place as the new Captain America. Not only that but, later that day, it was reported that Marvel Studios has officially begun developing Captain America 4, with Anthony Mackie in the lead. This marks a major MCU milestone for Mackie and, as things unfold, fans can’t help but remember the time Tom Holland dissed him about a Falcon movie.
Tom Holland and Anthony Mackie have forged one of the most entertaining off-screen relationships in the entire MCU. The two can’t help but hit each other with playful jabs, much to the hilarity of the general public. Usually, it’s Mackie who manages to get the last laugh but, back during 2018’s Ace Comic Con, Holland managed to one-up him. After Mackie stated that he hadn’t seen Spider-Man: Homecoming, Holland cheekily responded, saying that he’d never seen a Falcon movie.
Of course, the internet never forgets and, with a Sam Wilson-headed Captain America film on the way, MCU fans are recalling the moment with some hilarious Twitter posts. Many of them seem to be imagining Tom Holland’s reaction to the big news:
Tom Holland is typically a pretty laid-back guy, so he typically manages to maintain his composure when big things happen. However, some believe that the Captain America 4 news might hit a little differently for him:
tom holland seeing that sam wilson is getting a movie after he roasted anthony mackie for not having a film pic.twitter.com/CZfckqAIIk
With Anthony Mackie being the hilarious person that he is, you do have to wonder if he’ll reach out to Holland to joke about the past comment. Some Twitter users have imagined some funny scenarios in which Mackie breaks the news to him:
Anthony Mackie on his way to tell Tom Holland he got a solo movie : pic.twitter.com/pgcVe8GMDK
It’s incredibly early for us to be speculating about what we can expect from the fourth Captain America film, yet that hasn’t stopped some from asking for an appearance from Spider-Man. On the surface, you may not think the wall-crawler would be a fit, but the banter between Peter Parker and Sam Wilson in the comics is eerily similar to that of Tom Holland and Anthony Mackie:
No wait but imagine this scene with Anthony Mackie and Tom Holland ???? it’s a little to realistic to how they talk to each other lol https://t.co/3zsMGBfUTD
Details on the fourth Captain America film are scarce right now, but we do know that The Falcon and the Winter Soldier showrunner and head writer Malcolm Spellman is set to co-write the screenplay with Dalan Musson, another writer on the show. As of right now, a director does not appear to be attached to the project.
There’s no telling when it will happen but, eventually, Tom Holland and Anthony Mackie are going to cross paths again, and Captain America 4 will likely enter any conversation they have. The chat is sure to be unpredictable, but I think we can all agree that when it comes to a Falcon movie, Holland is hilariously eating a bit of crow.
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24 April, 2021 - 10:15am
The fourth installment in Marvel's Captain America film franchise is in the works, PEOPLE has learned.
The Hollywood Reporter was the first to report the news.
Malcolm Spellman, who crafted and served as head writer on Disney+'s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, is co-writing the script alongside Dalan Musson, who worked as a staff writer on the Marvel television series, according to Entertainment Weekly.
News of a fourth installment in the Captain America franchise first came out hours after the final episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier debuted on Disney+ on Friday.
Though no casting news is currently known, many fans assume that the forthcoming project will focus on Anthony Mackie's Sam Wilson, who took on the role of Captain America in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier's recent finale.
Steve Rogers — who was played by Chris Evans — gave up the Captain America mantle at the end of 2019's Avengers: Endgame, passing on his iconic shield to Sam. The character, however, was hesitant to accept the role and his decision whether or not to carry the shield and become Captain America was central to The Falcon and the Winter Soldier's plotline.
A director is currently not attached to the upcoming project and Evan's involvement in the fourth installment remains to be seen.
Playing coy, Feige, 47, said, "We have a future charted for characters post-Falcon and the Winter Soldier, but I don't want to say much more than that."
24 April, 2021 - 06:30am
HBO’s fantasy epic reveals an essential trick in sticking a landing.
WandaVision started with a pure sitcom parody unlike anything we’ve seen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Falcon and the Winter Soldier started with a conventional Marvel format — explosions! terrorists! — but quickly brought a nuanced discussion of race into the MCU while digging into Sam and Bucky’s very human struggles. It all seemed so promising. So where did it all go wrong?
Marvel is still learning how to make television but maybe it should look to the last epic television sensation — Game of Thrones.
WandaVision attracted many viewers who weren’t necessarily Marvel fans. The innovative format was enough to keep even an uninitiated audience interested. Then came the finale. Suddenly, the sitcom parodies and weird commercials were sidelined for a big CGI showdown and a slapdash epilogue. Sure, WandaVision provided emotional closure, its finale episode felt rushed and half-baked whether you were a hardcore Marvel fan or just in it for the Bewitched parody.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier attempted to tell a story of patriotism gone wrong but muddled its message at the end with a half-hour-long action sequence featuring a heel turn from one character and a reverse heel turn from another. The human struggles that followed Sam and Bucky at the beginning were reduced to a happy barbecue montage at the end. It was the party with the Ewoks at the end of Return of the Jedi, but with cajun shrimp.
So what’s the issue? Both these shows lean on a dangerous myth — the unwritten rule that the season finale has to be the most “exciting” episode. Sure, this works for procedural shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. or The Mandalorian, but prestige shows with the room to take their time aren’t restricted to this format.
No show exhibits this better than Game of Thrones, which consistently put its shocking, action-packed events in the penultimate episode of each season. This became a trope of its own, but it crucially gave each season finale room to deal with the aftershocks, add some much-needed pathos, and set up what comes next.
Imagine if WandaVision ended its penultimate episode with Wanda releasing her hold on Westview, allowing for an entire finale episode where she could say goodbye to her family and cope with the guilt of what she did. It would also leave room for Monica Rambeau to come to terms with her newfound powers and maybe, just maybe, reveal Jimmy Woo’s secret witness. WandaVision ended with an odd number of episodes — nine — so there was definitely room for one more.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier finale also needed room to breathe. After the Global Repatriation Council vote insurrection scene, we could see Sam and Bucky discuss their new roles, John Walker becomes the U.S. Agent (is he good? is he evil?) and Sharon gives some more context to build up her new Power Broker identity. Who does she call in the mid-credits scene? All these aspects could have been explored in more depth with an extra episode that didn’t also need to pack in a helicopter fight scene.
We only get one tiny scene in Louisiana with hardly any dialogue in the series finale. An extra episode would allow Bucky to revel in a found family with the Wilsons — and maybe build some romance between him and Sarah.
Worse, there’s no epilogue moment where we see what’s going to happen next. Is Sam going to go back to contract work with Torres as Captain America? Will Bucky still go by the Winter Soldier name despite him saying “That was me?”
Now that Season 1 is over, there’s all sorts of speculation as to whether or not a second season is on its way. An extra episode to let these moments breathe would also allow for the establishment of a firm cliffhanger to keep those who may be turned off by the standard MCU ending interested in what comes next.
And even if there isn’t a Season 2, a glimpse as to who these characters become would inform every single Marvel property from here on out. Of course, with an entire cinematic universe to play in, Marvel doesn’t need each show to end with an entire epilogue, but some of the best Game of Thrones episodes were those weepy season finales. So why not at least give it a shot?
This problem isn’t just limited to the Disney+ Marvel series. Marvel’s Netflix shows also fell into this same trap of starting out with clear characters and motivations, only to muddle the ending by attempting too much. TV can’t follow the same formula as movies, nor can a collection of TV episodes be considered a movie.
Marvel’s future shows need to decide if they’re going to be villain-of-the-week procedurals like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D or sweeping, experimental epics like Game of Thrones. Trying to please both sides is impossible and leaves everyone wanting. With the freedom of a streaming service, give the shows the time they need to grow, and never prioritize classic Marvel action over stories that keep things interesting.