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Marvel developing Winter Soldier-Falcon series for Disney streaming service

Netflix might be canceling their Marvel shows left and right like LUKE CAGE and IRON FIST, but the Disney streaming service has just added another big show to go with their already interesting lineup. Variety broke a story last night that revealed Marvel is developing a series around CAPTAIN AMERICA mainstays Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) and Sam Wilson/Falcon (Anthony Mackie), making it, perhaps, the best odd-couple, buddy-cop series of the modern age. 

The series will reportedly be written by Malcolm Spellman of the hit Fox series EMPIRE and the movie OUR FAMILY WEDDING, making it the first of the planned Marvel limited series to secure a writer. This would be the third series Marvel would have in the works after the ones around Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and would follow the same format as having six-eight episodes. It would also come directly from the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Kevin Feige producing, with it having a much larger budget than other shows like DAREDEVIL and CAGE. Marvel has yet to comment or confirm the news.

A Winter Soldier-Falcon series would continue with Marvel’s plan to give limited series to some members of their MCU roster who have yet to get their own solo movies. The shows would air on the Disney streaming app, airing alongside other big-budgeted shows like THE MANDALORIAN from the Star Wars universe. Falcon and Winter Solider would make excellent candidates for such a series, as they have played supporting roles in two CAPTAIN AMERICA movies and AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR (Falcon also had a brief appearance in 2015’s ANT-MAN) in the four years since their cinematic debuts.

As said above Marvel and Disney are playing coy by not confirming anything, which may mean they're waiting for their own big reveal of content later on down the road. But a Falcon-Winter Solider series sounds like a great idea, and we've already seen how they vibe together during a few scenes in CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR. Like Loki and Witch, these characters were both killed off in INFINITY WAR, so how these characters are brought back to life adds more mystery to the already massive pile. Some people also assumed either Bucky or Sam could take on the mantle of Captain America should Steve Rogers die/retire, so perhaps this series pokes a hole in that theory. A lot to learn in the coming months, so stick around!

AVENGERS 4 hits theaters May 3, 2019.

Source: Variety

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