For Marvel fans, the biggest allure of Disney's upcoming Disney+ streaming service is the host of shows relating to the MCU that are set to debut on the digital platform. From a show focussing on Wanda and Vision's life together to a show focussing on Hawkeye's relation with his daughter, there's plenty to look forward to. And recently, we got a closer look at one of the most anticipated upcoming shows, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
The concept art for characters from the show was introduced as part of a thirteen-minute trailer released by Marvel outlining the characters from the MCU that will soon feature in their own Disney+ shows. From Falcon and The Winter Soldier, we get a look at new costumes worn by Sam Wilson AKA Falcon, and Bucky Barnes AKA The Winter Soldier.
Even though Sam was bequeathed Captain America's shield at the end of Avengers: Endgame, leading everyone to believe he was going to be the new Captain America, his costume from the show looks simply to be a more comic-accurate version of the red and white costume worn by The Falcon in the comics.
On the other hand, Bucky's costume upgrade much more closely resembles the blue and white color scheme of Captain America, leading to speculation that the show could briefly have The Winter Soldier fill in the role of Captain America until Sam Wilson fully accepts the responsibility passed on to him by Steve Rogers and becomes Captain Falcon.
We also get a look at other significant characters on the show, including Sharon Carter, who appears to have a much more action-packed role this time around, complete with her own superhero costume. Baron Zemo will also be returning to the MCU, and now his appearance has gone from ordinary civilian garb that we had seen so far to a full-on supervillain mask.
Most interestingly, there appears to be a new character in the mix, simply titled U.S. Agent, who seems to have replaced Steve Rogers in an upgraded Captain America costume. We know other versions of the super-soldier serum exist in the MCU that made Steve superhuman, and that they have already been used on other soldiers in the past to create an army of Captain Americas. Could this new character be the result of another such experiment, and will his existence prove to be the central conflict of the series?
All in all, the art we have witnessed from the show so far has made fans happy to see the expansion of Captain America's mythology continuing to hew so closely to the comics in terms of looks and storylines. While the show is still in development, both Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan, who play the titular characters in Falcon and The Winter Soldier, have shared their excitement with fans over the upcoming serial, and promise that audiences will be both surprised and engaged by the story that unfolds on the show and eventually spills over into the upcoming MCU movies. NME grabbed these images direct from Marvel and Disney+.