With WandaVision’s finale having aired the Friday before last, there was no new episode to check out this past week, and the show was definitely missed by many. Our time of remembrance will be short lived though, as Marvel has a number of series coming out this year on Disney’s streaming platform. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is the next to be released and, ahead of the series premiere, talks of a second season are already in the air. Now, director Kari Skogland has shared her own thoughts on the possibility of a second season of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
In an interview with The Direct, Kari Skogland alluded to a very full first season of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Though when discussing the possibility of a second season, she seemed cautiously optimistic about the show's chances. In the director's own words:
I can’t even answer that because I would say there’s nothing I didn’t get to do in this one, and yet there’s so much more to do. So, let’s hope that there is a season two. I have no idea whether there will be or not, but I do know there’s always more stories to explore and more characters to have go down the rabbit hole with.
Although Kari Skogland’s words are not not promising, they don’t give us much to go on - despite the fact that they'll possibly get us a little more excited for the release of the new series. Her words do, however, give us more hope than we got after WandaVision ended its run. While not 100% definite, there's a good chance we won’t get a second season of that wacky series, and even if a second season were to happen, it likely wouldn’t be the same mysterious sitcom fantasy we all came to enjoy.
There's plenty to be excited about when it comes to The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, as it should continue some major plot threads from Avengers: Endgame. When we last saw Captain America, he was over 100 years old and, although he certainly didn’t look a day over 80, it’s safe to say his time as an active Avenger is over. We did get a peak at the future of the Captain’s image though, and it looks like Sam Wilson (a.k.a. The Falcon) is set to take on the mantle of Captain America. Though before his transformation takes place, it would appear that he and Bucky Barnes will travel the world together, an adventure that could instill the spirit of the retired Captain America in Wilson.
This past week without a new piece of Marvel content (aside from the WandaVision documentary special) was rough. But thankfully, there’s only a small gap in between WandaVision and The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, as the first episode of the latter will be released to Disney+ this Friday, March 19th. And despite the fact that we don't know what lies ahead beyond these six episodes, it’s pretty clear we’re in for an exciting first season.