Marvel Studios and Disney Plus have released the final trailer for the upcoming The Falcon And The Winter Soldier, which will debut on 19 March 2021. Running at just under two minutes long, here’s some of the interesting stuff that I noticed during the trailer:
Sam Wilson AKA The Falcon Is Training Using Captain America’s Shield
The trailer begins with Sam Wilson AKA the Falcon (Anthony Mackie) lamenting that the shield feels like it belongs to someone else; all the while training with Captain America’s shield by throwing it at trees and catching it. He doesn’t have super strength, so we see that he has to perform a somersault in order to compensate for the shield’s force of inertia.
Is Captain America Dead?
The next few scenes focus on Sam Wilson speaking at what seems to be a eulogy (again, this is speculation). He says:
“Symbols are nothing without the men and women that give them meaning.”
At this point, it’s unclear if Steve Rogers is still alive or if he’s already dead. The last time we saw him in 2019’s Avengers Endgame; he was already a very old man.
The Government Is Looking For A New Captain America; Enter US Agent
A government official can be heard saying;
“We need someone to inspire us again.”
This will very likely be John F. Walker AKA US Agent (Wyatt Russell) making his debut as the US government appoints him as the official Captain America, much to the chagrin of both Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan). In the comics, John F. Walker was a super-soldier who started as a villain called the Super-Patriot, before replacing Steve Rogers as Captain America when the former refused to follow the orders of the government agency Commission On Superhuman Activities.
A Member Of The Flag-Smashers
This (above) is one of the Flag Smashers; an anarchist terrorist group of some sort. In the comics, the Flag-Smasher has always been an individual supervillain who is basically anti-patriotism, so the MCU has basically adapted the character into an entire group/organization instead.
Below is actress Erin Kellyman in an unknown role, but it’s clear that she’s also one of the Flag Smashers.
The rest of the trailer is mainly action scenes and explosions, which you can check out in the final trailer below.
The Falcon And The Winter Soldier will premiere on 19 March 2021, with six episodes planned.