Filming has begun on Marvel Studios’ “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” TV series for the Disney+ streaming service. Showrunner Malcolm Spellman made the announcement on social media announcing ‘Day 1’ of the series and saying Marvel isn’t allowing photos from the set at this point.
“John Wick” creator Derek Kolstad recently joined the writing and creative team of the series which takes place after the events of “Avengers: Endgame” and sees Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Daniel Bruhl and Emily VanCamp reprising their roles.
Also this week, Coming Soon spoke with ‘Endgame’ writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely who aren’t working on the show but helped explain how the spin-off fits into the bigger picture:
Markus: “The figure of Captain America has always been an aspirational thing about the true promise of what the idea of America could be. He doesn’t work for the government, he’s an idea, and I think Sam embodies that much more than Bucky.”
McFeely: I think there’s just more interesting stories with Sam going forward, if I’m just being mercenary about storytelling. I don’t know what they’re going to do with Buck and the Winter Soldier, but I’d like to see the Sam story. Undoubtedly, there’s a story if Bucky were to put the shield on, but you can already predict that, right? Like, some people are not going to be happy about that because of crimes in his past.
We talked to Malcolm Spellman. Derek Kolstad I think got brought on later to the show, so Malcolm’s the creator. We talked to him a little bit, but he’s been pretty cagey. So I don’t know actually everything he has in mind. I know they’re about to start shooting. So I guess I’m just passing the buck on that. I’m eager to see it.”
Wyatt Russell also stars in the series in the role of Marvel Comics character U.S. Agent. The project will run for six episodes and is expected to debut late 2020.