The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Star Sebastian Stan Compares Show to WandaVision

As of Friday’s finale, which set the stage for several new Marvel Studios projects to come, WandaVision is over, and fans are looking forward to Marvel’s next Disney+ release, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. The series is two weeks away from release, and Marvel whet fans’ appetites by releasing the Marvel Legends episode related to the new series early. The show brings back Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson/Falcon and Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier. Speaking to Total Film magazine, Stan says that The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is a much more familiar show for Marvel fans than the magical mysteries of WandaVision.

“I think WandaVision is a really interesting, different show from Marvel, and it’s tonally in its own world,” Stan says (via The Direct). “I think we are also tonally in our own world in line with what the Captain America franchise movies have been — The Winter SoldierCivil War — and so I think we follow a much more ground, relatable approach.”

Stan also touched on how he appreciates finally getting time for his and Mackie’s characters to develop. “It’s a continuation of the story, and we finally get enough time with these characters,” he says. “We never got a chance to really fully understand where they come from and the ability to explore that in the tone of the movies, having the action and now more of the character, has been really nice.”

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According to a previous interview with Mackie, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier deals specifically with Sam Wilson wrestling with Captain America’s legacy. Fans may recall Steve Rogers bequeathing his shield to Sam in Avengers: Endgame.

“See, at the end of Endgame, Sam didn’t accept the shield. If you remember, he told Steve [Rogers], ‘It doesn’t feel right because the shield is yours.’ So, the show is a long way of figuring around who’s gonna be Captain America,” Mackie said during an episode of The Rich Eisen Show. “Where’s the shield gonna end up. And, who is going to be Captain America, and is that moniker going to come back. Is someone going to hold that moniker again?”

Are you excited about The Falcon and the Winter Soldier on Disney+? Are you ready for a more grounded Marvel Cinematic Universe television series? Let us known how you feel in the comments section. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will debut on Disney+ on March 19th.


About Jennifer Retzlaff

My name is Jennifer Retzlaff and I became a lifelong Disney fan during my first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of my life. I live in Iowa with my husband and two kids who are growing up too quickly for my liking. I started introducing my love for Disney early to my family with a Disney honeymoon and then trips when our youngest of 18 months. Since then, our family has been to Walt Disney World over five times and we continue to plan and dream for the next trip. I love the magic that Disney brings to people through the theme parks, cruises, adventures and movies they create. As a teacher, I try to bring that magic into my classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” I recently reached a dream of mine as I joined Magic Vacation Planner as a personal travel advisor. With this team, I can now help others plan magical vacations. As a passionate writer, I also have my own blog at magicalvacationsbyjen which is also where you can follow me on instagram for trip reviews along with tips and tricks for your next magical vacation.

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