The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is the second MCU series for Disney+, and it’s currently enjoying a run that’s generated bigger audiences than its highly successful predecessor, WandaVision.
MCU series Falcon and the Winter Soldier, WandaVision, and the upcoming Loki (June 11, 2021) are all billed as limited run miniseries. However, Sebastian Stan is very ready to continue portraying Bucky Barnes alongside Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson in Falcon and the Winter Soldier Season 2 if given the opportunity.
In an interview with Collider promoting his new movie Monday (2021), Sebastian Stan spoke about his relationship with Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige. Since Bucky first appeared in the MCU Phase 1 movie, Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), then as his super soldier alter-ego in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), all the way through his current involvement in the Disney+ streaming series, Stan calls his association with the visionary super producer an extremely positive one. Speaking of Feige, Stan said:
“I have nothing but complete utter gratitude for the opportunities that I’ve gotten from him… And especially just also that Anthony [Mackie] and I have gotten, now with the show again, on my end, to yet again reinvent this character…”
Will there be a Falcon and Winter Soldier Season 2?
Will Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie be back for another shot at adding even more depth to their respective characters, Bucky Barnes and Sam Wilson? In the Collider interview, Stan was asked directly if he’d heard any news on the possibility of a Falcon and Winter Soldier Season 2. Just as directly, Stan responded plainly that he had not, joking that perhaps he’s not quite at the level yet of the MCU’s inner circle, saying:
“No we have not, and I’ll tell you honestly, we have not. As per usual, I don’t quite know what the next step is. We never really do. Maybe some people do, maybe [Robert] Downey [Jr.] used to know, I don’t know.”
Stan wanted MCU fans to know that he has told Kevin Feige he is all in for a Season 2 if plans for a follow-up materialize. Speaking of the future of Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Stan stated:
“I got on the phone with him just to catch up, and I was saying to him, ‘Dude, you could… tell me to go swim underwater, I’ll do anything.’ It doesn’t matter. Or, if this is it my heart is just as big.”
With Stan willing to do whatever it takes — including swimming, apparently — it’s not out of the question that audiences could get a second dose of super soldier serum in the form of sequel limited run series. First, however, Bucky Barnes will need to survive this season. Following a deadly battle involving the off-brand Steve Rogers also known as the new Captain America, John Walker, in the most recent installment of the story, it’s unclear who will make it out of season 1 unscathed.
Barring any additional meme-tastic dancing Baron Zemo (Daniel Bruhl) #ZemoCut releases, only two episodes remain of Falcon and the Winter Soldier, with the next episode airing this Friday. Up next for the Marvel Cinematic Universe is the aforementioned Loki limited series set to bow in June, and a theatrical/digital simultaneous release for Black Widow starring Scarlett Johansson on July 9, 2021.
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