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‘The Falcon and The Winter Soldier’ Showrunner Inspired By ‘Black Panther’

The show will build on what Ryan Coogler started.


The showrunner behind The Falcon and The Winter Soldier said the series builds on what Ryan Coogler started with Black Panther.

It’s been three years since audiences were stunned by what Black Panther achieved when it brought  T’Challa and the world of Wakanda to the big screen. But the showrunner on The Falcon and The Winter Soldier says the series will build on the diversity the Ryan Coogler film brought to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The show will seemingly deal with how the U.S. will react to the first Black Captain America with Sam Wilson.

When speaking to TV Line, showrunner Malcolm Spellman praised Black Panther for providing a role model for audiences who hadn’t seen themselves properly represented in a big superhero movie like this before. He went on to say that The Falcon and The Winter Soldier is a nice progression from that, saying that Black icons are necessary across the world. Take a look below.

“When you start to see the direct impact that a Black superhero had on my nephew, that’s branded on my brain. I believe that Falcon and the Winter Soldier is a nice progression with the mantle that [Black Panther director Ryan] Coogler and Chadwick [Boseman] left us. I really do believe that these giant Black icons are necessary, not only for Black kids, but for white kids to start to absorb — our people as being big and heroic.”

What do you think about Black Panther‘s influence on The Falcon and The Winter Soldier? Are you excited to see the Disney Plus series? Sound-off in the comments below!

Here is the official synopsis for the upcoming Marvel Studios series:

Following the events of “Avengers: Endgame,” Sam Wilson/Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) team up in a global adventure that tests their abilities—and their patience—in Marvel Studios’ “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.”

Directed by Kari Skogland from scripts written by showrunner Malcolm Spellman and Derek Kolstad, the series stars Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson / Falcon, Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes / The Winter Soldier, Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter, Daniel Brühl as Baron Helmut Zemo, and Wyatt Russell as John Walker / U.S. Agent. Actors Desmond Chiam, Miki Ishikawa, Noah Mills, and Carl Lumbly have also been cast.

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier will premiere exclusively on Disney Plus on March 19, 2021. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news on the Disney Plus series, Black Panther the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!

Source: TV Line

Eammon Jacobs

Eammon Jacobs

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