In the world of Marvel Surprises are routine. Ever since Nick Fury appeared out of nowhere to tell Tony Stark about a little thing called the Avengers Initiative, Twists and Easter eggs have become part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe formula, right next to punches and one-liners.
But now that the MCU is more focused on television than ever before, the final act is being replaced with an end-of-season reveal. According to the series’ chief writer, Malcolm Spellman, Falcon and the winter soldier will have its own Agatha all the time Wait – in the form of a huge character reveal.
The news – In an interview with Rotten Tomatoes TV, Falcon and winter soldierChief writer Malcolm Spellman pondered his dream Marvel pairings since Sam and Bucky get along so well. His answer was both cryptic and incredibly exciting:
“There are characters in our series that I would like to see a partnership with – it’s a very, very down to earth character – with one of the big world movers like Thor or someone like that. The personality is so strong. “
According to Spellman, this character will be featured in Episode 5, which means it will be another 2.5 weeks before we find out who this character is – but anyone who would work well with a charismatic character like Thor becomes an instant fan favorite be.
So it’s Mephisto, right? – Well, let’s relax. Before you get flashbacks on the flowering time of certain WandaVision Theories, this is not a vague teasing like the “Luke Skywalker moment“Or Paul Bettany teasing a dream actor it turned out to be just himself.
(Though it wouldn’t be great if it was just Bettany again? Vision in Falcon and winter soldier would certainly work for the “wizards, aliens and Androids” Of all!)
No, Spellman’s comments are a real head-turner about a real character, complete with an exact arrival time – Episode 5 – and a description of being “very, very grounded.”
However, “grounded” is still pretty vague. One of the great strengths of Falcon and the winter soldier This sheds light on the human side of the Avengers: Bucky goes to forensic therapy, Sam tries to get a bank loan. These grounded moments give the characters space to concretize their characters beyond their powers.
The inverse analysis – If the new character is “very, very grounded,” he’s probably not a superhero at all, but someone who plays a large enough role in Sam and Bucky’s lives to be on par with Thor, one of the MCU’s strongest characters developed . It is quite the claim, so this should be a major revelation. Just don’t expect it to be Electricity broker or some other super villain.
While huge revelations can be part of the MCU fan experience, each of them doesn’t have to be a cartoon character or an instantly recognizable name. Although comics are often inspirational, most of the MCU’s most iconic moments come from original ideas. The “grounded” nature of Falcon and the winter soldier shows how the medium of television can make these stories more accessible to us, the viewers. The shows are, frankly, a lot better for that.
We hope that this mysterious character from Episode 5 contributes to this shift and shows that Marvel doesn’t just make great superhero TV shows. they do great tv shows.
The falcon and the winter soldier is now streaming on Disney +.