Marvel Studios' Falcon and Winter Soldier show on Disney+ has found its series director, and may bring back Sharon Carter and Helmut Zemo. The studio has experienced great success on the big screen over the last 11 years, but they will soon venture into new territory on the small screen. The future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is going to be shaped through new shows exclusively made on Disney's streaming service that will feature major stars reprising their roles.
One of these shows will be Falcon and Winter Soldier, which will see Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan return to play their respective characters. The series was previously announced to be in the works from writer Malcolm Spellman, and interest in the series has spiked now that Avengers: Endgame set up Falcon becoming the new Captain America. Not only does that appear to be the premise of the show, but we now know who will be directing every episode and of two other MCU stars that may also return.
In a new report from Deadline, they reveal that Kari Skogland has signed on to direct every episode of Falcon and Winter Soldier, which will reportedly be six episodes long. The series will in some way be about Falcon accepting the Captain America mantle, and could debut on the streaming service in August 2020. In addition to these details, the report also notes that Emily Van Camp and Daniel Brühl are in talks to appear as Sharon Carter and Helmut Zemo.
Skogland is a veteran of TV who's had a hand in several of the biggest shows on the air over the last few years. She's helmed episodes of Vikings, Penny Dreadful, Fear the Walking Dead, House of Cards, The Americans, and The Walking Dead. Her most extensive work has come with The Handmaid's Tale, where she's directed five episodes. She also has a connection with Marvel already on the small screen, after directing an episode of The Punisher. Her vast experience and ability to tackle a variety of genres should give Falcon and Winter Soldier great flexibility.
As for the likely returns of Van Camp and Brühl, the reported 2020 launch for the series would mean this is the first time we'll see them in their roles in four years. They both last appeared in Captain America: Civil War in 2016. Sharon barely knows either of the two leading men here, but she was still believed to be connected to the JCTC - the organization holding Zemo prisoner. This could potentially mean that Falcon and Winter Soldier will see Zemo escape and Sharon gets help of Falcon and Bucky to track him down.
All this news comes after Stan revealed that production will begin this fall, so the possible August 2020 launch would give them plenty of time to film the six episodes and do post-production on them. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has been adamant that these shows will have the quality of the MCU movies, so this lead time can ensure that's the case. This would also give Marvel Studios a late summer property to release next year since only two films are slated. Regardless, Falcon and Winter Soldier is shaping up nicely with these new details.
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