As one of the most ambitious multimedia projects ever conceived, the Marvel Cinematic Universe needs no introduction.
But as the second ever Marvel series released on Disney+, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier was something different. Starring Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson aka The Falcon and Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes aka The Winter Soldier respectively, the series follows these two characters as the world grapples with the aftermath of ‘’The Blip’’ and the death of the original Captain America, Steve Rogers.
Sam Wilson, who was given the mantle of Captain America by Steve himself, struggles with his place in the world, especially as a Black man. It’s a decidedly political direction for the story, but as series director and Ottawa, Ontario born Kari Skogland has stated, the first comic book appearance saw the hero punching Adolf Hitler. Captain America is no stranger to political comment.
Full of action while not being afraid to explore the psychological issues of its characters, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is a worthy entry into the MCU.