Will Falcon and the Winter Soldier be able to fly again, or are they doomed from the start?
We still don’t know the answer as of February 2022, but if it does come back, it’ll most likely be dubbed Captain America and the Winter Soldier.
Sebastian Stan replied he hadn’t heard anything about it either way when Collider asked him this question in April 2021. “I’m not sure what the next move is, as is typical of me. We almost never do. Some people may know, and Robert Downey Jr. may have. I’m not sure what I’m saying.”
During a recent interview with IndieWire, Marvel Studios’ VP and executive producer of Falcon and Winter Soldier, Nate Moore, hinted at the prospect of a second season:
“We’ve discussed ideas because we like to think about where things can go, but in the midst of the pandemic, we’re simply trying to finish the episode and get it out as soon as possible. Hopefully, by the conclusion of this season, you’ll be able to see the possibilities for what we might be able to tell in the future.”
Winter Soldier was also nominated for an Emmy for Best Drama Series that year. On the other hand, WandaVision is nominated for Best Limited Series.
When you consider how frequently MCU characters appear in each other’s shows and series, there’s a good chance Sam and Bucky will make a comeback.
So far, here’s what we’ve learned.
The Falcon & The Winter Soldier Season 2 Release Date
When would the second season of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier be released if it were to happen? Marvel has a lot of planned shows in 2021-22, so it’ll rely on when there’s time in the calendar. With the first wave of series either filming or starting production in 2021, it appears that Falcon & Winter Soldier won’t start filming until late 2021 or early 2022.
Because the first season was so heavily disrupted by COVID-19, it’s difficult to say how long The Falcon and the Winter Soldier season 2 will take to film, but a few months of filming and then post-production seems like a safe bet, implying that The Falcon and the Winter Soldier season 2 could arrive in early 2023, possibly in the same slot as season 1.
Falcon and the Winter Soldier season 2 cast: Who will be in it?
Without Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie, a second season wouldn’t work, therefore they’ll almost certainly return. But they can’t just talk about it for an entire season, right? At least a couple of the cast members from the first film are expected to return in a sequel:
- Wyatt Russell plays US Agent John Walker.
- Joaquin Torres is played by Danny Ramirez.
- Sarah Wilson (Adepero Oduye)
- Helmut Zemo is played by Daniel Brühl.
- Emily VanCamp (Power Broker/Sharon Carter)
- Ayo is played by Florence Kasumba
Clé Bennett, who portrayed Lemar Hoskins in season one, is one cast member we’re almost confident won’t return. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, death is rarely permanent, but John Walker’s pal isn’t exactly the show’s most important character.
Karli Morgenthau was slain by Sharon in the penultimate episode of season one, and Erin Kellyman will not be returning. But that doesn’t rule out the possibility of a revival of the Flag Smashers.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who plays Valentine Allegra de Fontaine, is someone we think will return. Following her unexpected appearance in episode five, it appears like Madame Hydra will play a much larger part in the MCU in the near future, possibly even assembling an evil version of the Avengers. The ending solidifies this by implying that her newly minted US Agent isn’t the only morally dubious “hero” she’ll be calling.
She also appears in the Black Widow post-credits sequence, where she recruits Yelena (Florence Pugh), Scarlett Johannson’s now-deceased Avenger’s grieving sister. In Hawkeye, Yelena is now an assassin hired to kill Clint Barton. We’ll have to wait and see how her new boss reacts to her decision.
The Falcon & The Winter Soldier Season 2 Story Details
While the Flag-Smashers are vanquished, the season 1 conclusion provides enough buildup for season 2 of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
Sharon Carter is granted a pardon and given a position back with the government in episode 6 post-credits scene, only to disclose in a phone call that she wants to bring them down from the inside. It’s unclear who she’s talking to, but Zemo or, more likely, Valentina, are the most likely candidates.
This could set up either the Thunderbolts or the Dark Avengers as the MCU’s future core enemy, which Sam and Bucky will have to contend with in Falcon & Winter Soldier season 2.
John Walker, who has now embraced his US Agent persona from the comics, is leading the charge; while his techniques have remained outside of the openly villainous turn it set up, they may once again bring him into a confrontation with Sam and Bucky.