The Falcon and the Winter Soldier premieres on Disney+ and Disney+ Hotstar in less than a month, and Disney-owned Marvel Studios has seen fit to unveil nine first-look photos. Most of them feature its titular co-leads, Sam Wilson/ Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky Barnes/ Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan). The ninth and final image is a behind-the-scenes look at The Falcon and the Winter Soldier — it includes the series director Kari Skogland, and introduces Marvel Cinematic Universe’s newest character: Falcon’s sister Sarah Wilson, played by Adepero Oduye (Pariah, 12 Years a Slave).
Sarah Wilson will be the Falcon’s first family member we meet in the MCU. In the Marvel comics, Sarah Wilson Casper is Sam Wilson’s younger sister. After her husband Mr. Casper dies, Sam helps Sarah take care of her son Jody Casper who has a brief run in with the law.
Oduye becomes the latest addition to The Falcon and the Winter Soldier cast that includes the aforementioned Mackie and Stan, alongside Daniel Brühl as the Sokovian terrorist Helmut Zero from Captain America: Civil War; Emily VanCamp as former S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Sharon Carter introduced in Captain America: The Winter Soldier; Wyatt Russell as Captain America’s government successor John F. Walker; Don Cheadle as James Rhodes/ War Machine; Georges St-Pierre as Georges Batroc also from The Winter Soldier movie; and Erin Kellyman as Flag-Smashers member Karli Morgenthau.
Desmond Chiam, Miki Ishikawa, Noah Mills, Carl Lumbly, and Danny Ramirez have undisclosed roles in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
Malcolm Spellman (Empire) is the creator and head writer on The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, with Skogland (The Handmaid’s Tale) serving as director. Unlike the half-hour episodes of WandaVision, the six episodes of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will run for 40–50 minutes.
Disney and Marvel have been building up The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’s marketing machine in recent weeks. It began with a full-length trailer at the NFL Super Bowl in early February that gave us an action-filled look at the MCU series, set up the primary villain Zemo’s (Brühl) objective, and provided a second peek at Morgenthau (Kellyman) in action, who’s a member of the anarchist anti-patriotic outfit Flag-Smashers. That was followed by a 30-second TV spot over the past weekend, more or less a remix of the footage we’ve seen previously. Now, we have nine images from what seem to be the opening couple of episodes.