After WandaVision successfully blew our minds away with all the mystery, magic, and chaos, Marvel Studios is ready to bring back the explosive action a lot of Marvel Cinematic Universe fans have been missing via the upcoming Phase 4 series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. The series, set post-Avengers: Endgame will revolve around Sam Wilson's journey to becoming the next Captain America now that Steve Rogers has retired the mantle and shield.
Things won't be easy for The Falcon, however, as the United States government has appointed itself a new supersoldier patriot in the form of U.S. Agent who will most likely be a thorn in the side of Wilson and his ally Bucky Barnes aka The Winter Soldier.
Bucky has always been a strong candidate to take Rogers' place as the new Captain America but his old pal Steve ultimately chose Wilson to take over. Now, the question is, is Bucky confident with Sam's capabilities? Sure, he was among the people who convinced Sam to take the vibranium shield from Rogers but as it turns out, he may still be on the fence about him becoming Cap.
In the new teaser for the series, Bucky and Sam trade verbal jabs at each other in a classic game of one-upmanship. Bucky brags about his vibranium arm while Sam showcases the new tech he got from Stark Industries. Intriguingly, at one point in the teaser, Bucky utters the phrase "we need a new Cap", seemingly implying that he's still not confident that Sam can handle the job like his old pal Steve Rogers did. Check out the latest TV spot for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier here:
Sam has proven time and time again that he is in fact "worthy" of becoming the next Captain America but it can't be denied that his road to becoming the next star-spangled hero will be quite an uphill battle. The U.S. government's hesitance to declare him as the "new" Cap is quite understandable considering he along with a few other Avengers were once treated as fugitives after turning down the Sokovia accords.
The question is, does it still really have anything to do with the said protocol that was first introduced in Captain America: Civil War, or is there a hidden political agenda going on? I guess we'll just have to wait and see.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier hits Disney+ on March 19.
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