The Falcon and the Winter Soldier set images seem to hint at a popular location from the X-Men comics. Production on the highly anticipated series started a few months ago, but details are still scarce. Marvel Studios is taking the same approach to the small screen that they utilize on the big screen in terms of their level of secrecy. One thing that we do know is that the Marvel Cinematic Universe TV shows will connect to the movies in a way in which has never been done before.
When looking at the latest images from The Falcon and the Winter Soldier set, one can easily spot the Madripoor symbol, which seems to hint that some of the show will take place on the island. The symbol is easy to make out, but why would Sam and Bucky be there? Marvel Comics fans know the island because it's where some very famous X-Men have resided over the years, including Magneto, Beast, and Cyclops. The area is known for its extreme financial inequality found among its residents.
It seems unlikely that Disney+ original series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will debut mutants before the MCU does in theaters. However, the series could start laying the groundwork for a grand introduction. Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige has stated in the past just how important these new Disney+ shows will be to following the MCU on the big screen, which means fans are going to have to spend some extra dough per month on a subscription to the new service. With that being said, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is still about a year away from debuting.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier stars Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan as they reprise their roles as Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes, respectively. The latest images from the set don't feature any actors, but it's clear that part of the show will take place on Madripoor. In addition to Mackie and Stan, the show also stars Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter, Daniel Brühl as Baron Zemo, and Wyatt Russell as John Walker/U.S. Agent. It was recently announced Desmond Chiam and Miki Ishikawa have been cast in mystery roles.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier isn't the only show Marvel Studios is making for Disney+. WandaVision, Loki, She-Hulk, Marvel's What If...?, Moon Knight, and more are all on the way within the next few years. The streaming service has already had its first hit with the live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian and MCU fans are hoping the upcoming shows will have the same kind of production value and quality storytelling. We still have quite a while to find out, but Kevin Feige is determined to keep the quality control up to date on the small screen. You can check out The Falcon and the Winter Soldier set pictures below, thanks to the Geek Power Instagram account.