‘The Falcon And The Winter Solder’: A Major Marvel Character Will Debut In Episode 5

We’re past the halfway point in Falcon and the Winter Soldier. I know, ALREADY? Yep, the six-episode series is winding down, which means things are about to get nuts. And according to showrunner Marcus Spellman in an interview conducted last month, it all starts next week with episode five…

“Hands down, five, it just gets real,” Spellman told ComicBook.com. “And five, you’re going to cry.”

Cry? Uh oh, that sounds like someone is taking a dirt nap. Or it could involve a character Spellman told Rotten Tomatoes that would be making a super secret cameo in episode five. And look, I know what you’re thinking: Didn’t Paul Bettany trick us with this “cameo” nonsense during WandaVision?  Well, yeah, he did, but Spellman doesn’t seem to be pulling any tricks. The character won’t be an Avenger we’ve previously seen, so there go hopes that it’s Black Panther (considering Ayo of the Dora Milajae is hanging around, it was on people’s minds) or Black Widow, or even Steve Rogers.

Spellman said, “There are characters in our series who I would love to see partnered with like — it’s a very, very grounded character — partnered with one of the big world-shakers like Thor or someone like that. The personality is so strong, it’s the episode five character. I’d love to see that character with Thor.”

According to Slashfilm‘s sources, this character is one that we’ve never seen in the MCU before, is played by a well-known actor, and is not in line to be in an upcoming film. That knocks out anybody from the Fantastic Four, I guess, but does leave open the possibility of any X-Men.

I mean, we HAVE been to Madripoor, right? Don’t tell me you didn’t think Wolverine right away because I know you did.

Here’s the episode five synopsis, which tells us nothing:  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.