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The Falcon and The Winter Soldier With Baron Zemo and Sharon Carter? Please and Thank You


Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes in Captain America: Civil War

So The Falcon and The Winter Soldier is going to cater to my Captain America: Civil War-loving heart, then? Or, at least, that’s what the news about the show seems like. With both the potential returns of Baron Zemo (Daniel Brühl) and Sharon Carter (Emily VanCamp) in the show, what could this mean, plot-wise, for Disney+’s highly anticipated program?

The last we saw of Baron Zemo, he went to jail for the murder of T’Challa’s father after T’Challa himself let Zemo live. So, what could he possibly be doing back in the lives of Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes? To be honest, I think we’re going to end up seeing a return of Hydra.

Avengers: Endgame set up the idea that there was a world without half the population for five years, meaning things became run down, and potentially, we could see the release of prisoners the Avengers have already encountered, including Zemo. How I think he’s going to become involved is through his previous connections to Hydra. There has been talk, in passing, about Bucky’s relationship with Hydra, while discussing the show, from Marvel screenwriter Stephen McFeely, and I think, with that comment, we can maybe see a connection back to Hydra in the show, meaning that Sam and Bucky could potentially use Zemo to take down whatever branch of Hydra exists in a post-Snap world.

That brings in Sharon Carter. A character who deserved so much more than she got, I think Sharon Carter’s role is going to fit in as it does in the Kyle Higgins comic, Winter Soldier. In the comic, she helps Bucky release agents who want out of their lives with Hydra, and so, if Baron Zemo is involved, maybe that’s going to play a part in the show, as well.

Where my excitement really comes in is in the form of Kari Skogland. The Handmaid’s Tale director is joining the project to direct all six episodes, and to be honest, having a female director as part of the series is a wonderful choice, especially because there have only been a few female directors throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe (Jessica Jones making their mark with having had 50% of their directors be women). This also isn’t Kari Skogland’s first foray into the MCU. She’s also directed an episode of The Punisher for Netflix.

Truly, I’m extremely excited about this show, and I think that it’s going to be a wonderful addition to the MCU. Watching as Sam Wilson takes on the Captain America mantle is going to be exciting.

(via Deadline, image: Marvel Entertainment)

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