The final countdown is on for the arrival of Marvel’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier on Disney+. The series premieres on Disney+ March 19.
And Marvel President Kevin Feige thinks it’s going to knock our socks off.
“It really starts off with a bang,” Feige said of the series during a press conference. “We kept saying, ‘If we’re gonna do a series with Falcon and Winter Soldier in it, we need to at least start off with the best action that we’ve ever seen.’ And we’ve seen a lotta cool action with both of them before.”
That’s a pretty high bar for a studio that’s been cranking out superhero blockbusters for the last decade! But Feige wants fans to know that Marvel won’t short change us on action and thrills just because The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is a TV series and not a film.
“Just because it’s on TV doesn’t mean it’s not gonna be as big as it possibly could be as a movie. We were working just as hard on it and putting all of our blood, sweat, and tears into [it],” said Feige.
So Marvel won’t sacrifice any blockbuster-level thrills as Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan shift to the small screen. And of course, bringing Falcon and the Winter Soldier to TV means a better chance to explore their characters.
“You also see in that first episode—and will see much more of over the course of the series—who the heck they are. We know a little bit about poor Bucky Barnes and what he’d been through. Sam Wilson, other than that he likes the job and is an inherently moral man, and had been in the service and worked with PTSD, we didn’t know much about ’em. So, it was really an opportunity to go deep,” said Feige.
If you’re ready for impressive action and in-depth character work, you don’t have long left to wait. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier premieres on Disney+ Friday, March 19.