Tuesday, May 21, 2019

"Falcon and Winter Soldier" TV Series

Marvel Comics' high-flying 'Falcon' and brain-washed killer 'Bucky Barnes' aka 'The Winter Soldier' are prepping for their "Falcon & Winter Soldier" 6-episode live-action TV series, directed by Kari Skogland, exclusively for the Disney+ streaming service, with a production start of October 2019:

Starring Anthony Mack, Sebastian Stan, Emily VanCamp and Daniel Bruhl, Malcolm Spellman ("Empire") is scripting the series, to be produced by Marvel's Kevin Feige.

After overseeing one blockbuster movie feature after another, Feige has proven he understands the connection between the emotional expectations of Marvel Comics' fans and the accurate realization of their superheroes up on screen.

As well as the developing "Loki and Scarlet Witch" series starring Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen, Disney streaming projects are expected to range from six to eight episodes, with larger budgets than regular series.

'Sam Wilson' aka 'Falcon' created by writer-editor Stan Lee and illustrator Gene Colan, debuted in Marvel Comics' "Captain America" #117 (Sept. 1969), using mechanical wings to fly, with a limited telepathic and empathic control over birds. 

Actor Anthony Mackie portrayed Falcon in the 2014 Marvel Studios films, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) and in "Avengers: Age of Ultron" (2015), "Ant-Man" (2015)...

..."Captain America: Civil War" (2016), "Avengers: Infinity War" (2018) and the upcoming "Avengers 4" (2019).

'James "Bucky" Barnes' aka 'The Winter Soldier', was created by writer Joe Simon and illustrator Jack Kirby debuting in "Captain America Comics" #1 (March 1941)...

...brought back from supposed death as the 'brainwashed assassin' 'Winter Soldier' and later assumed the role of 'Captain America'..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek 'Falcon' and 'The Winter Soldier'...