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With WandaVision currently thrilling Marvel fans everywhere you can bet that people are pretty eager to see everything they can from the other MCU-based series coming to the streamer. One of those new shows, of course, is The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which will be debuting next, and audience desire for the series has now helped it break a record already, over a month before its Disney + debut, as a record number of viewers have now checked out the first official trailer.
While excited fans have, indeed, already had a few looks at the action-packed adventure to come from The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Sunday's Super Bowl LV finally brought us the first, full, official trailer for the series, which will debut on March 19. And, it's pretty clear that audiences had been waiting to see more of the show, because, according to Deadline, the combination of the Super Bowl spot and online viewing of the trailer in the 24 hour period afterward have netted the ad 125 million views.
Not only is that impressive number of views a record for a trailer belonging to a streaming series, but it's also crushed the viewing records set by several other incredibly popular recent trailers. Going back to last year's Super Bowl, the Black Widow trailer nabbed 119 million views in its first 24 hours after the premiere, and the WandaVision spot which aired during the Emmy Awards in September (which had held the previous record for a streaming show) managed 53 million views.
In addition, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier's number topped that of the 2019 Star Wars Celebration trailer release for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, which only came in at 111 million views, and the Captain Marvel trailer (in a strictly digital to digital analysis), with 38.3 million, compared to 20.5 million.
This does make a huge amount of sense. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier had been set as the first of the MCU shows to debut on Disney+, but 2020 changed all that when production had to shutdown. WandaVision was able to wrap up filming first, once things got back on track, so it means that people have, technically, been waiting to see more from TFATWS (Is anyone doing that? It's a long title, OK?) much longer.
WandaVision has done an amazing job of setting off Phase 4 of the MCU, and after the extended break caused by last year, fans are geared up to shovel as much Marvel into their eyeballs as possible. Plus, let's not forget that a lot of TFATWS (There; I've done it twice, so now it's a thing. You're welcome.) is still rather mysterious.
Will Anthony Mackie's Sam Wilson abandon his Falcon persona by the end and actually become Captain America, like Steve Rogers wanted? What exactly is Daniel Brühl's Baron Zemo planning? How does Don Cheadle's Rhodey fit into everything? Why haven't we fully seen Wyatt Russell's John F. Walker yet? And, most importantly, will Sebastian Stan's Bucky and Sam ever truly get along? I mean, we at least need these two to be able to stop their joint therapy sessions, right?
All will (begin to) be revealed once The Falcon and the Winter Soldier premieres on Disney+ on March 19, but for more to watch in the meantime, be sure to check out our guide to early 2021 TV!