[Editor’s Note: This gallery was first published in February 2020.]
After the premiere of “WandaVision,” the Disney+ debut of the next installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is inching closer. As revealed in a Super Bowl ad in early February, “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” will usher in the next era of Marvel television when the series hits Disney+ on March 19, 2021.
Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s been a long road to the debut of the show. Disney halted production on “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” on March 10 due to concerns about the coronavirus. The show began brief shoots in Prague in early March, but the studio decided to shut down production and recall staff to Atlanta.
Disney first teased the show — along with “WandaVision” and the upcoming “Loki,” in a 2020 Super Bowl commercial that offered a few glimpses of super-powered action. The two-minute 2021 Super Bowl trailer below went into a little more detail — is that buddy cop banter we hear?! — and indicated the show would be a contrast to the intentionally weird esoteric sitcom-as-a-strategy-to-del-with-grief undercurrent of “WandaVision.”
Only time will tell how the aftereffects of “Avengers: Endgame” impacted Sam Wilson, Bucky Barnes, and the other Avengers, but it’s clear that the duo will have to confront enemies both old and new. Here’s everything you need to know about the series’ leading cast and crew: