The first look at the upcoming Marvel series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier shows Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) putting their differences aside to form a crime-fighting team.
At the end of the 2019 blockbuster Avengers: Endgame, an elderly Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) passes the mantle of Captain America to Sam, handing the former pararescue airman his iconic vibranium shield.
Having taken on the responsibility of the shield, Sam and Bucky come together to fight evil forces at bay – which are being led by a familiar face.
The new Disney Plus series features the return of Helmut Zemo (Daniel Brühl), who first appeared in Captain America: Civil War, trying to create permanent cracks in the relationships between members of the Avengers.
With his accomplices now wearing his recognisable mask from the comics, Zemo is on a mission to cause more destruction – but not if Sam and Bucky can stop him.
In the trailer for the six-episode show, Sam emphasises the gravity of being the individual to carry the shield that previously belonged to the now-retired Steve.
‘The legacy of that shield is complicated,’ he tells Bucky, who has chopped off his signature shoulder-length locks.
‘The world is upside down,’ Bucky says. ‘People need something to get behind.’
While in the Marvel films, Sam and Bucky are depicted as not being particularly fond of each other, they appear to have forged a stronger connection in the wake of Steve’s retirement.
The pair are shown back in action after the events of Avengers: Endgame, Sam in the air with his specially-designed Falcon wing pack and Bucky speeding away on a motorbike, while also demonstrating his signature flair with a knife.
At one point in the trailer, Sam appears to emulate one of the opening scenes of the 2014 film Captain America: The Winter Soldier, when Steve jumped out of an airplane with a parachute.
As he soars across a rocky landscape, Sam is able to dodge an onslaught of shots fired at him from a helicopter, just a small taste of the action we can expect from the explosive Marvel series.
The trailer ends with Sam joking with Bucky about what he’s thinking in his ‘cyborg brain’, a reference to the Winter Soldier’s cybernetic left arm.
‘You don’t want to know,’ Bucky replies, to which Sam says: ‘Oh yeah, I can see it working. Gears turning. Oh – they’re malfunctioning! They’re on fire!’
‘God, I hate you,’ Bucky says.
Gotta love the dynamic between these two.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is due to start streaming on March 19 on Disney Plus.
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