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It's taken quite a while, but now that we've finally gotten a better understanding of how to keep people safe during this health crisis, some of the many television and film productions which were stopped in their tracks back in March have been able to resume filming. One such production, which was fortunately left with "very little stuff" still to film when lockdown began, was the Disney+ series The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. The first of the streamer's MCU-based shows was cleared to go back into production, and star Sebastian Stan has shared a behind the scenes image which doesn't reveal a lot of details on what we'll see in the finished project, but still has me pumped for the show.
Originally, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier (which also stars Anthony Mackie, Daniel Bruhl, Wyatt Russell, Emily VanCamp, and more) had been planned to debut on Disney+ this August, and while we all hope that we can still set our eyes on the six-episode season sometime this year, the wait will now be longer than expected. But, Sebastian Stan's less-than-revealing look at filming the series is still enough to get me hyped for the show, no matter when it actually premieres. Take a look at the photo Stan posted to Instagram so you can feel all the excitement for yourself!
OK...alright! I know this is not exactly the most action-packed photo, but I did warn you that Sebastian Stan showed off a shot that left a lot to the imagination. Truly, if it weren't for the fact that he's clearly looking into a big time TV show-making camera, there would be nothing about this picture that screamed "Look, guys! I'm on set!"
And, do you see the one clue we have that this is actually Sebastian Stan on the set of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier? It's gotta be the dog tags around his neck, right? I will freely admit that I'm not good at picking out most of the minute details which can be found in every Marvel movie under the sun, but I really don't think we've seen Bucky's military dog tags beyond the character's appearance in Captain America: The First Avenger. He was probably wearing them when he fell from that train, seeing as how he had them on when Steve Rogers rescued him, but there was little reason for HYDRA to keep them once they recovered his body.
While I'm sure there's some fan out there who's even more excited about The Falcon and The Winter Soldier than I am who's already managed to blow this photo up and study it to the point where they can actually read Bucky's dog tags, I'm just hoping that this means that the formerly brainwashed Avenger will be reinstated, and at a rank higher than sergeant, considering all he's been through by the time we meet him in TFATWS. (Man, that does not make a pretty or easy to pronounce acronym, does it?)
The Falcon and The Winter Soldier will take place after the events of Avengers: Endgame, meaning that Bucky (and Sam, for that matter) are pretty newly back from...wherever everyone who got snapped away by Thanos went. The unlikely duo, bonded by their joint friendship with the now-gone Steve, will set out on a worldwide adventure which will see them once again cross paths with (somewhat sympathetic) villain Baron Zemo and meeting the new hero U.S. Agent, who will almost surely clash with Sam over being the next person to take on the Captain America mantle.
From what we've seen of the show so far, I'd say we're due for a lot of action, intrigue, and possibly even some laughs, considering the nature of Bucky and Sam's relationship. The Falcon and The Winter Soldier is still due sometime in 2020, so stay tuned to CinemaBlend for the latest. But, in the meantime, check out our guide to fall TV to see what you can watch in the coming weeks!