Talking about Marvel Phase IV, it can be said with great confidence that it will be a big hit. After the tragic yet joyous ending in Avengers: Endgame, Marvel is ready with a new beginning and expanding the universe. In November 2018, the new phase with spin-off series, sequels to the existing superheroes, some new superheroes, and new films were announced by Disney.
THE FIRST SPIN-OFF SERIES
‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ is the first spin-off series of Marvel’s Phase IV. It will be a series consisting of only six episodes. The story will run through the lives of Falcon/Sam Wilson (played by Anthony Mackie) and the Winter Soldier/Bucky Barnes (played by Sebastian Stan) after separating from the Avengers and possessing Captain America’s shield.
From the short teaser shown at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con, it was also confirmed that Baron Zemo (played by Daniel Bruhl) would be seen in the series with the purple mask, as seen in the comics. The teaser also showed both Sam and Bucky with the shield and facing Zemo as the new villain.
JOHN WALKER INTRODUCED!
As of October 2020, it is confirmed that Emily VanCamp and Wyatt Russell will also be playing their roles Sharon Carter (former agent at S.H.I.E.L.D) and John Walker. Wyatt will be introduced in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with a new character. From the comics we read, John Walker is an incarnation of Captain America, portrayed as a villainous character. It is not yet known if he will play on the protagonist’s side or his antagonist character. Marvel continues to impress us with their strong and entertaining cast.
One of the biggest excitements among the fans is about Zemo. After watching Captain America: The Civil War (2016), we all can agree that Daniel has gotten to us through Zemo’s villainous role and his strong acting. However, the role of Zemo in this series is not known. At the end of the Civil War, we saw that he was captured by T’Challa and sent to the authorities.
SHUTDOWN AFFECTING THE FILM INDUSTRY
There have been no information leaks for the series so far. However, it is announced that Kari Skogland will be directing the pilot episode for the series. There are also rumors that Adepero Oduye, Erin Kellyman, Danny Ramerez, Noah Mills, Miki Ishikawa, and Georges Batroc will be playing characters in the mini-series. The series will release on Disney+ and available worldwide.
There’s no doubt in saying that this year has not been good for the film industry. With the complete shutdown of Hollywood in February 2020, all Marvel projects were delayed. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier were set out to release in August 2020, but due to the pandemic, it was shifted. The filming was eventually put on hold. The series is expected to release sometime in fall 2021 on Disney+.