‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ Director Shares When the Series Takes Place in the MCU Timeline. With the presence of James “Bucky” Barnes, it comes as no surprise that the upcoming Disney+ and Marvel Studios original series will take place after the events of Avengers: Endgame. The real question is, how long after “The Blip” does the series take place?
Director Kari Skogland shared in an interview with Collider that the series will take place 6 months after “The Blip” and explore the real world implications of such an event, as well as the personal journeys of Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes as they navigate a world without Steve Rogers as Captain America.
Skogland stated, “Everything narratively was informed by that event for us. It meant that we’re just past the shock of it. We’re just past the joy of it — because we’re imagining that there would be a lot of joy, in people returning. Now we’re into the reality of it, which is complicated. With half the population Blipped away, you’ve got different economic circumstances, different border circumstances. Different countries were cooperative, that weren’t before. Neighbors are cooperating, who weren’t necessarily getting along before. People moved into houses that they didn’t own before. Everything changed. Now we’re into that moment. We’re past the surprise of it and now we’re into the realities of it. I think that makes for a very different place in the story, because we can get not only grounded about it, but we can drill into how people respond to that. Some of it’s good and some of it’s not so good.“
You can check out the trailer for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier below, and be sure to catch the series premiere this Friday, March 19th exclusively on Disney+:
Marvel Studios’ “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” stars Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson aka The Falcon, and Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes aka The Winter Soldier. The pair, who came together in the final moments of “Avengers: Endgame,” team up on a global adventure that tests their abilities—and their patience. Directed by Kari Skogland with Malcolm Spellman serving as head writer, the series also stars Daniel Brühl as Zemo, Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter, and Wyatt Russell as John Walker.
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