“Avengers: Endgame” just lost its crown as the most significant box office hit of perpetuity, however the Marvel superhero spectacular still looms large over moms and dad company Disney’s plans for the small screen in addition to re-opening theaters.
The 2019 smash hit– whose $2.798 billion haul was exceeded by last weekend’s Chinese re-release of “Avatar”– was a special theatrical “event” which concluded the plots of 21 previous, inter-connected movies.
Those excitedly expected storylines continue Friday not in theaters however on Disney+– the streaming platform seen as central to the Mouse Home’s future– with six-episode series “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.”
Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige is adamant that fans of his studio’s explosive superhero shenanigans will not lose out throughout the pandemic-accelerated shift to the little screen.
” We kept saying ‘if we’re going to do a series with Falcon and Winter Soldier in it, we need to a minimum of start with the best action that we’ve ever seen,'” Feige informed a virtual interview.
” And we’ve seen a lot of cool action with both of them in the past.”
The two characters– understood to comics fans as Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes– were fairly minor roles in the Marvel movies.
However as his superhero name recommends, Falcon can fly– thanks to a hi-tech winged jetpack– and the opening series of “The Falcon and the Winter Season Soldier” is an unique effects-laden aerial amazing.
” Just because it’s on TELEVISION, doesn’t suggest it’s not going to be as big as it could perhaps be as a film,” added Feige.
Marvel’s eagerly expected stories continue not in theaters but on Disney+ with six-episode series “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” starring Sebastian Stan (L) and Anthony Mackie (R) AFP/ Chris Delmas
” The Falcon and the Winter Season Soldier” remains in truth the second Marvel show to strike Disney+.
It follows the oddball and wacky yet seriously adored “WandaVision,” whose place within the franchise’s overarching story was cryptic to state the least.
But “Falcon”– which was meant to get here initially, before production was derailed by the pandemic and earthquakes in Puerto Rico– follows on more directly from “Endgame,” and is general far more familiar territory for fans of the films.
” It was quite on par with the movies, I felt– in fact, much more evolved and extreme,” said co-star Sebastian Stan of the action series, which also utilized the same stuntmen as the movies.
While plot information are under covers, the pilot sees Wilson (Anthony Mackie) still having problem with the loss of Captain America– who appeared to pass the superhero mantle to him in “Avengers: Endgame,” in the kind of his iconic shield.
On the other hand Barnes is going through treatment after his horrific experiences described in the movies.
” As crazy and extraordinary and science fiction and dream and supernatural” as Marvel stories can be, “the character experiences and the feelings of the character (are) constantly by far the most crucial anchor,” said Feige.
The characters have actually been through injury which is quickly forgotten when “there’s sparkly portals opening and people cheering and a huge guy punching a flying lizard,” he joked.
” But … they would have effects, years down the line, and that is really enjoyable to explore” over a six-hour series, Feige included.