Marvel on Disney Plus: TFATWS

Marvel on Disney+ News Round-Up: ‘TFATWS’ Casting and Shields on ‘WandaVision’

As we learn more and more news about the upcoming Marvel shows on Disney+, Fangirlish wanted to make it easier for fans of the franchise to get up to date on all the things they need to know.

This biweekly round-up includes some of the biggest and most fun news from the last week or so about all of our upcoming favorite Marvel shows, like WandaVisionThe Falcon and the Winter Solider, and Loki.

The Falcon and the Winter Solider

Deadline reported that Carl Lumbly (Supergirl, Doctor Sleep) is joining the cast of TFATWS. Details regarding Lumbly’s role are being kept under wraps. Marvel sure does love to keep fans guessing.

Fans are speculating that Lumbly could bring the infamous Isaiah Bradley to life on the small screen. Isaiah Bradley is one of the first men America involuntarily tested the super soldier serum on, even before Steve Rogers himself.

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Sebastian Stan offered fans a few glimpses into the world of TFATWS over the last two weeks. Stan shared a very special video with his costar Anthony Mackie on Valentine’s Day. The two gave fans some advice on how to make the holiday special.

Honestly, this video is much too amazing to include some quotes, because you must experience it for yourself. Some of their advice holds up even after the holiday, so do yourself a favor and watch this video.

That is also the case for another video Stan shared on his Instagram of the young actor Jecobi Swain (Mother’s Day, Troop Zero) saying that Bucky Barnes is a better villain than Loki. It has yet to be confirmed whether Swain will appear in TFATWS, but Stan’s video does appear to be taken on a set of some sort.

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Lastly, Stan shared a photo from set where four of the series actors are trying to stay as warm as they can in February in Atlanta, Georgia, which is where TFATWS is shooting. The photo features Stan himself, Mackie, Wyatt Russell, and Clé Bennett, some sites suggest.

If it is Bennett in the photo, he is a previously unconfirmed cast member for the series, so his presence is sparking speculation around who the actor could be playing. Since Falcon has the Winter Soldier, fans are wondering if the other man in this photo is John Walker’s sidekick Battlestar – otherwise known as Lemar Hoskins.

We can’t wait to see it all plays out on The Falcon and the Winter Soldier this Fall.

Elsewhere, Anthony Mackie has been doing quite a bit of press for Season 2 of Netflix’s Altered Carbon. Entertainment journalists have taken it as a chance to learn about his role in the series but also get an inside scoop about TFATWS.

Shadow and Act’s Trey Mangum asked Mackie about the series and about taking up the mantle of Captain America as a black man. Mackie was sure to sincerely answer both questions. Mackie describes the Marvel on Disney+ series as “art pieces” and an opportunity “to see the ins and outs of his [Sam Wilson’s] home life.”

The actor went on to explain what he wants his Captain America to represent:

“And with the idea of being a black man and becoming Captain America, it’s been a daunting task because I think, at this day and age in America, I think we are open-minded to the idea of having my face represent us as a country, my race represent us as a country, because we’re truly a melting pot. So there is no distinctive look or feel or design of an American. We’re all Americans. So to be Captain America, I want my Captain America to represent everybody, not just a specific group of people.”

We are confident that Anthony Mackie will do his best as Captain America, just as Sam promised at the end of Avengers: Endgame. We believe the shield is in good hands.

WandaVision

Funnily enough, Mackie also gave fans a little snippet of information about WandaVision during an interview with The Daily Beast. Mackie said:

“The funny thing about the shield training is, I feel like everyone has had shield training. I went by WandaVision, and there was a random shield. I was like, everyone’s getting shield training now!”

There’s plenty to speculate about why a random shield could be on the set of WandaVision, a show that likely has the least to do with the hero who wields it. However, WandaVision is going to be a whirlwind of alternate realties and fun twists, so who’s to say someone won’t wield the shield at some point during its run?

Maybe Tom Holland’s Spider-Man can web up the shield on WandaVision. Holland showed interest in appearing on the series during a recent interview with MTV International about Pixar’s newest film Onward.

Holland said:

“It looks very stylistic; it almost looks like a bit of a sitcom with the way they’ve shot it. I don’t really understand what is going on but it looks really cool. Paul and Elizabeth are like two of the nicest people I know and I would love to work with them some more and get to know them a little bit better. So if I could put Spider-Man in the WandaVision show that’d be great Kevin Feige, so if you want to do that you know my number.”

There are so many theories that could bring Peter Parker into the topsy-turvy world of WandaVision, and honestly, we’re here for all of them. More Peter Parker never hurt anyone!

What are you most excited to see from the Marvel series on Disney+? Let us know in the comments below!

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