We have some brand new details on The Falcon and the Winter Soldier TV show coming fresh from Disney's D23 Expo. The Mouse held a massive presentation for the upcoming Disney+ streaming service and, as expected, the Marvel Cinematic Universe was a big focus. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige came out on stage to showcase some of the shows they have in the works, and we learned some key details about this series in particular.
Showrunner Malcolm Spellman also appeared on stage at the D23 Expo to help make some of the big reveals. First off, it was confirmed that Emily VanCamp will be reprising her role as Sharon Carter, aka Peggy Carter's niece. We last saw VanCamp in Captain America: Civil War. The other big announcement came when Wyatt Russell, son of Kurt Russell, came out on stage. It was revealed that the actor will be playing John Walker, aka U.S. Agent, on the show. No further details were revealed on how the character will be utilized, but it adds another interesting wrinkle to the series.
For those who may not be familiar, U.S. Agent was first introduced as a villain, then known as Super-Patriot. U.S. Agent shares many similarities with Captain America, but he's more or less a darker version of the character. Think the opposite of Steve Rogers. All of the strength without that same moral compass. It's unclear how John Walker will be utilized in The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. We already know that Daniel Bruhl will be back as Baron Zemo, who we presume will be the main villain. But why not have two bad guys in the mix? Or perhaps U.S. Agent could exist in the grey area?
What we know for sure is that this will be the first Marvel series to debut on Disney+. Other shows such as WandaVision, What If?, Loki and Hawkeye were confirmed at San Diego Comic-Con last month. During the Disney+ presentation, it was also revealed that Moon Knight and She-Hulk shows are also in the works. Unlike previous live-action MCU shows, these will be firmly rooted within the MCU and Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige will be personally involved. The future of the MCU will be split between the big and small screen.
Disney+ is set to launch on November 12 and is positioned as a direct competitor to Netflix. The service will cost $6.99 per month, or $69.99 per year. There is also a bundle option that will package together Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+ for $12.99 per month. We'll be sure to keep you posted as further details on this show, or any of the other Marvel shows, are made available. Be sure to keep an eye out for the rest of our D23 coverage throughout the weekend as well. This news was previously reported by Slash Film.