Disney+ releases The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Super Bowl trailer, teasing the premiere of Marvel’s show following Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) and Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie). Though Falcon and the Winter Soldier was initially set to be the first Marvel Cinematic Universe show to premiere on Disney+, the schedule of Marvel Studios series was rearranged due the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in WandaVision debuting first. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier release date was confirmed to be March 19 during Disney’s Investor Day late last year, where an initial trailer was also unveiled.
As the premiere of the show featuring Captain America’s closest allies gets closer, Marvel Studios is beginning to ramp up promoting The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which is expected to debut two weeks following the finale of WandaVision. Since the show was initially set to premiere in 2020, Marvel Studios first released footage from the series more than a year ago during Super Bowl LIV. Marvel and Disney+ aired a trailer for three of their then-upcoming series at last year’s game: The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, WandaVision and Loki. Now, Marvel is back at the big game with more new footage from the next upcoming MCU show.
During the broadcast of Super Bowl LV on CBS, Disney+ and Marvel Studios unveiled a new Falcon and the Winter Soldier trailer featuring new footage of Bucky and Sam’s next adventure. The full trailer opens with what appears to be a kind of partner’s counseling session between Sam and Bucky, before cutting to more action-packed sequences. Aside from Sam and Bucky, the trailer also features Daniel Brühl’s return as Baron Zemo – this time with the comic character’s purple face mask – as well as Emily Van Camp as Sharon Carter in her first appearance in the MCU since Captain America: Civil War. Check out The Falcon and the Winter Soldier trailer below.
This latest Falcon and Winter Soldier trailer plays up both the dynamic between Sam and Bucky – which was one of the highlights of Civil War – and the action of the series. The two scenes from Falcon and Winter Soldier’s counseling session play up the humor in their contentious relationship, with the pair devolving into a staring contest when they’re meant to be doing a bonding exercise. These snippets, interspersed with other bits of banter between Sam and Bucky preview a lighter side of the show, which will no doubt be balanced by the action. In the trailer, even Sharon Carter is given a moment to shine, but it’s one of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier villains that apparently beats Bucky, as indicated by Sam’s joking line about Bucky being beaten by a “little girl.”
In addition to Zemo, there are other antagonists set to appear in the Marvel show, including a paramilitary group called the Flag-Smashers, of which the “little girl” is a part. The as-yet-unnamed character is played by Erin Kellyman (Solo: A Star Wars Story) and it seems she’ll be skilled enough to best the Winter Soldier, which speaks to her fighting ability. Beyond Zemo and the Flag-Smashers, Sam and Bucky will also presumably contend with John Walker (Wyatt Russell), who becomes a kind of successor to Captain America after Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) retired in Avengers: Endgame. Though much of that storyline is a mystery, with the Falcon and Winter Soldier trailers keeping John Walker mostly hidden, there are some nods to it, including Sam standing in front of a banner honoring Steve. How all these various threads and villains come together in the story of Falcon and the Winter Soldier remains to be seen, but it’s only a matter of weeks until the show premieres and answers are finally revealed.