‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ Concept Art Is Here

Thanks to a new Marvel documentary on the equally new streaming service Disney+, we have new concept art for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. While it’s not set in stone that some of my favorite MCU characters will look identical to the aforementioned art, it is likely they will look pretty similar when the show finally premieres next Fall.

Sam Wilson

This look is so Sam Wilson. I realize this sounds super redundant, but it is the truth. There are no major callbacks to Steve Rogers and that iteration to Captain America, so this means that Sam can step into the role in a suit that is fashionable and his own. There’s no red, white, and blue. There isn’t a star or some stripes. However, the harness is very Steve, and that’s more than enough. 

This is a new era of The Falcon, and I am here for it. This suit looks practical. It doesn’t look like Sam will be sporting any massive and likely heavy wings, like he has in Captain America: Civil War and so on. If Sam is going to be taking up a heavy mantle, he needs to be able to move at a moment’s notice, and those hefty wings would inhibit that. 

Also, if you’re a fan of the comics, like I am, I’m sure you noticed all of the new suit’s nods to the classic one. Sam’s suit in the comics sports lots of gold, red, and silver. Sam’s suit in TFATWS takes that down to a cool and modern minimal.

Bucky Barnes

It’s no secret this is the costume I have been waiting to see. I needed to know how they were going to usher in a new era of the Winter Soldier, one that doesn’t have Bucky’s best friend Steve by his side. So much of this costume reminds me of Bucky in Captain America: The First Avenger, but it also very reminiscent of the Winter Soldier’s suits in the last two Avengers films. 

In that sense, it’s like this costume is lost in time or maybe trying to catch up to it, like Bucky may very well be doing when the show picks up. Even Bucky’s hair is very ‘40’s Sergeant Barnes but also 21st century Bucky. With as many times as Bucky’s brain has been blended and manipulated, it wouldn’t be shocking if he were still trying to find his footing in the world. His time in Wakanda surely helped him, but maybe this suit is a sign that there is still a lot for Bucky to process. It could also be a sign that he is more sure of himself now than he’s ever been, and this is the Bucky he wants to present to the world. Either way, I am with him until the end of the line. 

Speaking of Wakanda, it would be amiss of me not to mention Bucky’s insanely amazing vibranium arm. It’s also important to note the red Soviet star has been replaced with a white one. Yes, I’m absolutely reading into this, but I want to believe it’s a white start to pay homage to Steve. 

I could go on and on about all the meanings that could be and may not be hidden in this suit, so just know that I am extremely excited to see the Winter Soldier be the hero I always knew he could be.

Sharon Carter

Sharon Carter! Agent 13, played beautifully by Emily VanCamp, is back and hopefully better than ever because the other MCU movies didn’t do her justice. At least it’s a safe bet, we won’t have to watch a fumbling romance between Steve and Sharon in TFATWS, which could have been much better in those Cap movies, had they taken the time to develop both the relationship in Sharon.

In fact, it looks like Sharon is ready to take on whatever comes her way. Her suit is everything, and the bulletproof it all definitely helps. I hope this means that we’ll get to see Sharon involved in more action sequences, because we were seriously robbed of her being involved in the battle scene in Captain America: Civil War

With Sharon’s abilities and connections, it would be absurd to push her to the sidelines again. She would be another perfect team member to the already perfect duo of the Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

It looks like The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is finally giving the people what they want: MORE SHARON CARTER.

John Walker

There hasn’t been much information about how John Walker aka U.S. Agent, played by Wyatt Russell, will fold into The Falcon and the Winter Soldier or how true that journey will be to that of the comics. 

His costume resembles Steve’s suit in quite a few uncanny ways. It almost requires you take a close look after the first glance, because your mind may trick you to believe that Steve went back (or forward, I don’t get it) in time to wear the suit one last time. 

From the colors to the chin strap and the cowl, there are too many similarities to see much individuality in Walker’s suit.  This makes me believe there may be some puppet strings on that suit somewhere. From his name alone, the government has to be involved, right? Maybe the government has a vision of Captain America that doesn’t involve someone like Sam Wilson, even though the almighty shield was  passed to him and only him. 

If this is the case, there is sure to be a confrontation or two between the show’s main duo and Walker. This could prove to be emotional for both Sam and Bucky but also viewers, because of Walker’s suit. It may hit too close to home to have to spar someone who is supposed to fill the shoes of a man they both love(d) and respect(ed). (Is Steve dead now? We don’t know. Time is a concept.)However, it’s difficult to believe Walker is the main villain of the show, knowing Baron Zemo (Captain America: Civil War) is back. 

So at this point in time, John Walker and his alter ego U.S. Agent are a mystery, and I would like to know all of the things as soon as possible.

What do you think of The Falcon and the Winter Solider‘s concept art? Do you have any theories? Share them with us in the comments below!

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