Disney+ drops surprise look at Loki, WandaVision, and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is going from cinemas to the small screen.
First up is a look at The Falcon and The Winter Soldier (debuting fall 2020), featuring the return of Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson and Sebastian Stan’s Bucky Barnes. Last year’s Avengers: Endgame saw Chris Evans’ Steve Rogers hanging up the mantle of Captain America and passing that familiar Vibranium shield on to Sam. Here, we see Sam practicing his shield throws (at the expense of a nearby tree).
The trailer also teases the return of Daniel Bruhl as Baron Zemo, the terrorist who wreaked havoc on the Avengers in Captain America: Civil War. Now, it looks like he’s turning his attentions to Sam and Bucky. Also returning but not featured in the trailer is Emily VanCamp’s Sharon Carter.
Wyatt Russell has also joined the cast as John Walker (who, in the comics, was a shield-wielding, Captain America-type figure known as U.S. Agent). The teaser features a brief shot of a Captain America lookalike taking the field at a football game — might that be our U.S. Agent?
Speaking of returns, the trailer also featured footage from the upcoming WandaVision, the trippy, sitcom-inspired series centering on Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda Maximoff and Paul Bettany’s Vision (also debuting this year). The cast previously teased that the series will be “bonkers” and unlike anything the MCU has ever done before; this footage seems to deliver on that promise, featuring Vision in black and white and Wanda in a whole slew of strange costumes, ranging from a put-together ’50s housewife in pearls to a familiar comic book look. (That headdress!!!)
Vision, of course, met his end when Thanos ripped the stone from his head at the end of Infinity War; here, he appears alive and well — but things may not be as they seem. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige previously teased WandaVision as the MCU’s first sitcom, and this first footage seems to cycle through all sorts of sitcom styles, from a black-and-white I Love Lucy vibe to more of a ’70s Brady Bunch-esque feeling.
Finally, Tom Hiddleston’s beloved god of mischief also returns in a few seconds of footage. Loki died at the hands of Thanos in Infinity War, but he’s stepping into a starring role with a new miniseries (debuting in 2021), which will follow the alternate-universe version of Loki who pilfered the Tesseract and disappeared when the Avengers went back in time in Endgame. “I’m going to burn this place to the ground,” we hear him say. We’ll have to wait and see exactly what place that is and if he’ll make good on that promise.
Watch the full teaser above.