‘Falcon And The Winter Soldier’ Writer Says Characters From “Earliest Marvel Movies” Will Turn Up

There’s still a lot we don’t know about Marvel’s Falcon and the Winter Soldier series, and with it moving into next year it may be a while before we find out. What we can probably expect is for Captain America’s legacy to loom large, not only through the heir apparent (?) in Anthony Mackie’s Falcon and Sebastian Stan’s Bucky, but in the arrival of Wyatt Russell as USAgent.  According to the series’ writer, Derek Kolstad, we may be seeing other characters tied to Cap appear.

Speaking to the Script Apart podcast, Kolstad teases the return of characters that fans haven’t seen in a long time…

“What I will say is that there are characters from the earliest Marvel movies that are coming back,” Kolstad said. “We’re layering them in and reinventing them in a way that’s gonna shift the storytelling structure. It’s fucking awesome.”

I’m going to assume he means the Howling Commandos, the unit Captain America ran with during WWII, first seen in Captain America: The First Avenger. They’ve been glimpsed a few times since then, but it sounds like they might be reintroduced, possibly through flashback? In the comics, some of the Commandos are still around and kicking, so maybe Kolstad has found a way to bring them into the present.

Of course, he could be talking about other characters that have nothing to do with Captain America. If he wants to find a way to bring back Sam Rockwell’s Justin Hammer, I’m all for it.


Travis Hopson
Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.