With WandaVision’s first season over on Disney+, Marvel continues its series franchise with its next series Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
Like WandaVision, the series takes place after the events of 2019’s Avengers: Endgame, where characters who were erased from existence after the snap in Avengers: Infinity War came back when the heroes gathered the infinity stones from different timelines and snapped them back.
At the end of the film, Steve Rogers, also known as Captain America, traveled back in time with the help of Banner Hulk to return the stones to the time and place where they got them from.
During his time travel, instead of returning back to his original time as planned, Rogers instead chooses to travel to a point where he meets his former lover Peggy Carter and spend his life with her.
At the same time when Rogers leaves to go back in time, an elderly Rogers meets with his friends at the same time, retiring from being Captain America and passing the mantle, that being his shield, to his good friend and colleague Sam Wilson.
Falcon and The Winter Soldier showcase the events afterwards and tell the story of Rogers’ two good friends, that being the aforementioned Sam, and Rogers’ childhood friend Bucky Barnes, also known as The Winter Soldier.
Sam continues to work for the military as The Falcon by traveling to stop terrorist acts and any sort of threats to America; however, although he continues to serve his country, he has difficulty coming to terms that Captain America is gone and is unable to take the mantle even though Rogers gave him the shield.
Meanwhile, Bucky Barnes, a former supersoldier assassin for authoritarian organization Hydra, has now become a civilian after being pardoned for his crimes by helping the government.
Unfortunately, although he has left his previous life behind, he struggles to adapt to his new lifestyle due to knowing nothing but being a soldier throughout most of his life in addition to having recurring nightmares from the events of his past, which he has difficulty discussing with his therapist.
However, over time as the characters try to adapt to their new lifestyles, changes begin to happen that could change their lives.
Trouble starts brewing in other parts of the world such as a new terrorist organization known as “The Flag Smashers” who believed that life was better during the blip where half of the world’s population was wiped by Thanos.
To make matters even stranger, the government decides to continue Rogers’ legacy and symbol of hope by having a new Captain America join their cause.
Falcon and the Winter Soldier has already had two episodes premiere on Disney+, with new episodes releasing every Friday until April 23.
The show delivers the continuation of characters after the events of the Infinity Saga and shows that even though Thanos is gone, there will always be someone or something worse.
Marvel fans are sure to enjoy this new weekly series filled with surprise and mystery.