Despite their filming delay, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is moving forward at a rapid pace, and we got some new images via social media that hints at some surprising developments. It’s incredible that we’re seeing these images, considering how secretive Marvel Studios is. So, what are we looking at? Let’s start with something we knew, but finally get to see in full uniform.
US Agent Looks a Lot Like Captain America in Falcon and Winter Soldier Images
(image: Captain America: Sam Wilson #13, Marvel Comics)
In the comics, US Agent was always reminiscent of Steve Rogers’s Captain America look, but he looked strikingly different. Generally wearing a black uniform, as seen in the image above. The MCU version is going in a bit of a different direction:
Wyatt Russel as John Walker/Captain America/US Agent in Falcon and the Winter Soldier!! pic.twitter.com/ALfeqOWy8d
— Thomas Polito (@thomas_polito) January 21, 2020
This version is decidedly more colorful and looks more like the next incarnation of the Captain America uniform. This falls in line with what we know about the plot: while Steve Rogers handpicked Sam Wilson to take the shield, the US government has other ideas. Also, note the shield itself. US Agent always carried a shield with a different finish than Captain America’s. This is either Cap’s shield, or at least a replica of it (hopefully it’s not the real deal).
Falcon and Winter Soldier Also Gives Our First X-Men Easter Egg
Now, this is one eagle-eyed fan dedication, and all credit goes to Murphy’s Multiverse for spotting this one. Take a look at the filming location image posted on Twitter last month:
Is that what’s at Wimblish tonight? I kept looking up from my desk at work to see this table covered with… squid? pic.twitter.com/cPy0QF1ksp
— Luke Hatcher (@lukeman) December 4, 2019
Looks like nothing, right? Well, not if you’re a superfan. As Murphy points out, look towards the bottom left corner—see the red crescent moon? Well, that would be the Madripoor flag:
(Image via Marvel.Fandom.Com)
The crime-ridden island of Madripoor first appeared in New Mutants #32 (1985). The X-Men, especially Wolverine, have dealt with the island the most. We know that Marvel Studios is moving fast on an X-Men MCU movie or series, but this doesn’t indicate too strong of a connection. The images don’t reveal much Madripoor will appear in Falcon and Winter Soldier. It could just be one of those Easter eggs you can blink and miss. We’ll have to wait for the show to debut on Disney+ to find out.
(Featured Image via Marvel Studios)
Roman Colombo finished his MFA in 2010 and now teaches writing and graphic novel literature at various Philadelphia colleges. His first novel, Trading Saints for Sinners, was published in 2014. He's currently working on his next novel and hoping to find an agent soon.