How Captain America: The Winter Soldier Influenced Marvel Studios Success

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Captain America is one of the most beloved characters in the comics and the Marvel Universe. The character further earned more recognition and played a larger part in the entire MCU following Joe and Anthony Russo's Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

This was at the height when Marvel Studios adjusted its partnership with Disney, where its movies have started becoming more lighthearted and increased on rendering jokes. When The Winter Soldier was released, it tapered back many of the qualities, along with established storytelling ideas, that could have followed the films that followed the film.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier movie poster
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The Winter Soldier was a major hit as the creators knew the story and the character very well. On Captain America: The First Avenger, Steve Rogers was seen as more of a boy scout without fully diving into why he is the way he is. However, The Winter Soldier expanded on Steve Rogers to the point where the audience fully understands him.

After WandaVision, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier will be the ones headlining the Marvel Disney+ series slate. It will be featuring two iconic characters from the Captain America films. The two have a different dynamic as both were friends of Steve Rogers but with different circumstances. It will be interesting to see how these two characters will use their dynamic to build their rapport as well as how it supports the storyline of their series.

Just like how the Captain America films were able to make fans more connected to Steve Rogers, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier will be a deep dive into the other important characters who will have their own struggles in the upcoming series.

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will be released on March 19, 2021, on Disney+.

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