‘The Falcon And The Winter Soldier’ Final Trailer: Sam And Bucky Are Co-Workers, Not A Team

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is in an unenviable position. Following on the creative highs of WandaVision, the series has to temper expectations while also giving fans the superhero action they crave. Good luck.

As we all know, Captain America’s legacy is going to be a key component of the six episode series, with Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky (Sebastian Stan) both worthy of carrying the shield. That’s going to lead to a lot of bickering as they try to take on a major threat.

I love that this new trailer opens up with Sam actually practicing with the shield, performing some of the acrobatic maneuvers that Cap made look routine. It shows that his being handed the shield hasn’t been ignored, while Bucky’s comments about how it “represents a lot of things to a lot of people” alludes to his own interest in the mantle. We can’t forget that Bucky was Cap’s oldest friend, and perhaps nobody wants to carry his best pal’s legacy forward more than him.

This dynamic between Sam and Bucky, one that is tense but also fueled by humor, might be enough to push this series beyond what we’re expecting from it. We’ll find out in just a few days.

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier arrives on Disney+ on March 19th.

All eyes are on the shield, as Sam Wilson, aka The Falcon, and Bucky Barnes, aka The Winter Soldier, decide to team up—or rather, work together—when a new global threat launches them into an unexpected mission that may hit too close to home.

 

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.