Everything was well thought out!
In less than a month, we’ll have the adventures of the Falcon and the Winter Soldier arriving at Disney +. The series, however, will only have six episodes, where it shows what happens to Captain America’s legacy after Avengers: Ultimatum. Now Kevin Feige has explained the reason.
At the Disney / Marvel TCA (via Deadline), the president of Marvel Studios praised the work of the protagonists and spoke about what drove the project:
“Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan are spectacular actors and we felt we had to explore the stories and the past, or the personal stories, of them like Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes. So we always thought we would like to know more about them. In the little interactions they had with each other in Winter Soldier and Civil War … and being Captain America’s best friends. We thought they had a fun dynamic, and if we had a chance, we’d want a whole series with both of them. And Disney + is giving us this opportunity. ”
He went on to say that budgetary issues also weighed on planning:
“We have defined six hours as the best way to tell our story. Six hours, broken down into six episodes or nine minor episodes, like we did on WandaVision. These series are not cheap so the cost per episode is very high and so we get this bar [de qualidade]. ”
Taking advantage of the moment, Feige said that WandaVision had no plans for a second season and that the Scarlet Witch would jump straight to the movie Doctor Strange: Into the Multiverse of Madness.
Hawk and the Winter Soldier will follow Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) into a post-Captain America world. Unlike WandaVision, the series should be on more familiar ground for fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The series debuts on Disney + on March 19.
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