First The Falcon and the Winter Soldier reactions praise ‘grounded’ & ‘explosive’ MCU series
With only a week left to go before the highly-anticipated premiere of Marvel Studios’ The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, the first reactions on the first episode of the Disney+ series have already hit social media. It looks like the anticipation for the MCU series will continue to heighten as the reactions have been collectively positive so far, teasing brilliant action sequences as well as a more grounded and character-driven take on Sam and Bucky’s story. Check out some of the reactions below!
First up, our own Managing Editor Max Evry and Associate Editor Grant Hermanns!
Saw 1st ep of @disneyplus & @MarvelStudios‘ #TheFalconAndTheWinterSoldier and -as a HUGE fan of 2014’s CAPTAIN AMERICA: TWS- am happy to report this is a return to that grounded, more human glimpse into the MCU. @AnthonyMackie gets to explore Sam’s place in a very divided world. pic.twitter.com/fkhdLPWvQp
— Max Evry (@maxevry) March 12, 2021
Got the chance to catch the first episode of @MarvelStudios‘ and @disneyplus‘ #TheFalconAndWinterSoldier and oh my am I already in love with this series. Fast-paced and explosive without sacrificing any meaningful character moments or development, exploring timely themes… pic.twitter.com/u7dzAONSv7
— Grant Hermanns (@grantheftautho) March 12, 2021
One of my favorite elements of the series is its expansion of the grounded questions previously unaddressed in the MCU and the exploration of Bucky’s mental state after everything he’s been through, truly one of the most fascinating elements of the story thus far. pic.twitter.com/hhZuMBLfSA
— Grant Hermanns (@grantheftautho) March 12, 2021
The first episode of #TheFalconAndTheWinterSoldier feels like the first 15 minutes of another solid exciting Marvel adventure. (With credits, it’s 47 minutes long.)
That said, I’m hyped to see what’s next, especially once the title characters actually start to mix. pic.twitter.com/PyDRtOfLID
— Liz Shannon Miller (@lizlet) March 12, 2021
Oh hey I guess I can say I’ve seen the first episode of #FalconAndWinterSoldier? Probably more character development for these 2 characters in these 45 minutes than the previous 10 films. Big scale with some nice “what’s it REALLY like to be a superhero” moments. I’m in.
— Josh Horowitz (@joshuahorowitz) March 12, 2021
I’ve watched the first episode of #TheFalconAndWinterSoldier & it’s solid. Definitely more somber & dramatic at the start than I was expecting (which is a good thing), but also features the best Falcon action we’ve seen yet. Good mix of fights & story. I’m sold & hungry for more pic.twitter.com/5gZ9acB0Md
— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) March 12, 2021
The first episode of #TheFalconAndWinterSoldier is loaded with action that you’d expect to see in an MCU movie. But for me the best stuff were the quiet scenes that showed Bucky dealing with his past and Falcon trying to figure out his post-blip life. Big thumbs up. pic.twitter.com/LZeM45Eovf
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) March 12, 2021
Saw the first episode of FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER. So far so good? Tough to tell after one episode, but I’m a huge Falcon fan so I’m glad this exists. Also there’s a character that shows up that is a definite, “Ohhhh, so that’s what this series is about,” moment.
— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) March 12, 2021
I love the way @kariskogland shoots #FalconAndWinterSoldier‘s intimate, character-driven moments, but when the action scenes roll around…jaw-dropping. The best is definitely yet to come, and yes, it looks like another series which could spawn some big theories moving forward.
— Josh Wilding (@Josh_Wilding) March 12, 2021
#TheFalconAndTheWinterSoldier is very much a “months later” #Endgame follow-up, with the first episode exploring the emotional weight of Bucky’s dark past, Sam being given the shield, and some Blip aftermath (superheroism doesn’t pay the bills!). DYNAMITE action sequences https://t.co/qHa8vBUcX8
— Matt Mitovich (@MattMitovich) March 12, 2021
I watched Episode 1 of #TheFalconAndTheWinterSoldier!
It has some dope action sequences with CA: TWS vibes! Not the pace I expected but spending time with Sam’s family and Bucky’s mental state is great development.
Mackie & Stan are really good in very different ways. pic.twitter.com/9xwnz4v1eI
— BD (@BrandonDavisBD) March 12, 2021
Blown away by #TheFalconAndTheWinterSoldier. The action is HUGE, and the banter is hilarious. More questions than answers so far, like where do the characters go when they aren’t on screen and if I turn off my TV do they just go to sleep? But overall Phase 4 is shaping up nicely
— ben mekler (@benmekler) March 12, 2021
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier stars Anthony Mackie (Captain America: Civil War) as Sam Wilson aka The Falcon, and Sebastian Stan (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) as Bucky Barnes aka The Winter Soldier. The pair, who came together in the final moments of Avengers: Endgame, team up on a global adventure that tests their abilities–and their patience.
Joining them are MCU veterans Daniel Bruhl and Emily VanCamp, who are set to return as Helmut Zemo and Sharon Carter, respectively. Neither character has appeared onscreen since 2016’s Captain America: Civil War. Don Cheadle’s James Rhodes, aka War Machine, is also set to appear.
During the Marvel Studios panel at D23 Expo 2019, it was revealed that Wyatt Russell (Lodge 49, Black Mirror) has joined the series for the role of Marvel Comics character John Walker/ U.S. Agent. Miki Ishikawa (The Terror: Infamy), Desmond Chiam (Now Apocalypse), Carl Lumbly (Doctor Sleep, Supergirl), Noah Mills (The Enemy Within) and Danny Ramirez have also been cast for the series.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is a six-episode series that is directed by Kari Skogland with Malcolm Spellman serving as head writer. John Wick creator Derek Kolstad has also joined the series’ writing/creative team. The series is set to debut on March 19, 2021.