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WandaVision may be winding down, but Marvel Cinematic Universe fans won’t have to wait long for new content. Shortly after Wanda Maximoff and Vision’s sitcom-inspired adventure ends, Sam Wilson and Bucky’s globetrotting journey will begin in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. So far, fans have been treated to a few trailers and TV spots that have given us glimpses of what we can expect. Now, a new TV spot has arrived, and it has a few new tidbits. This includes Sam Wilson quoting his old (no pun intended) buddy, Captain America. Needless to say, I have chills.
Sam Wilson’s position as the new Captain America may not be officially confirmed yet, but he’s slowly but surely becoming a worthy successor to Steve Rogers. As a matter of fact, the latest spot for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier has Wilson quoting one of Rogers’ most famous lines. The hero states that an old friend once said “the price of freedom is high.”
MCU fans no doubt remember this very line was firmly declared by Steve Rogers during the speech he gave in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. During the address, the star-spangled Avenger outed the HYDRA conspirators within S.H.I.E.L.D. and urged all other members of the organization to stand on the right side of history and fight back. You can revisit the powerful scene down below:
Steve Rogers accomplished quite a bit before handing off his shield to Sam Wilson at the end of Avengers: Endgame. Although he likely won’t be appearing in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, the hero’s presence will still be felt throughout, especially due to one of the show’s biggest subplots.
Not much is known about The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’s plot, but what we do know is the legacy of Captain America is going to factor in heavily. While many believed Wilson had officially accepted the mantle of Cap, Anthony Mackie says this isn’t exactly the case. With this, the show is going to play with the idea of who will take on the mantle and wield the shield.
But aside from Cap’s legacy and the political ramifications it could have, the show will also have plenty of the humor and spectacle fans have come to expect from the MCU. Emily VanCamp, who’s returning as Sharon Carter, has even said that while the series has different layers, it has plenty of “good old-fashioned action.”
There’s a lot to look forward to with The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and Sam Wilson’s steps to potentially becoming the next Captain America are particularly exciting. And with this latest nod to Steve Rogers, he’s starting to show just how much he’s learned from his former comrade.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier premieres on March 19 on Disney+, which you can sign up for using this link.