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Falcon and The Winter Soldier Writer Says Show Is Bringing Back ‘Familiar Faces’ From Early MCU Films

October 21, 2020 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
Falcon and The Winter Soldier

During a recent appearance on the Script Apart podcast (via Empire Online), Falcon and The Winter Soldier writer Derek Kolstad revealed that the upcoming TV series will bring back some “familiar faces from the early installments of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The show is already set to feature Emily VanCamp and Daniel Brühl reprising their roles as Sharon Carter and Baron Zemo. Also, set photos have revealed that former UFC champion Georges St-Pierre will be returning as Batroc, who last appeared in 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Some characters from the early MCU films who are still alive but have been MIA since Phase I include Sam Rockwell as Justin Hammer, Tim Roth as Emil Blonsky/Abomination, and Liv Tyler as Betty Ross.

Falcon and The Winter Soldier is expected to debut on Disney+ later next year. Below are some highlights of Kolstad discussing the upcoming show:

Kolstad on earlier MCU characters returning for the series: “What I will say is that there are characters from the earliest Marvel movies that are coming back. We’re layering them in and reinventing them in a way that’s gonna shift the storytelling structure. It’s f***ing awesome.”

Kolstad on turning Falcon and Bucky into the main leads of the story: “I’m very proud of and honored by what it came to be. Here’s what I’ll say: growing up, everyone would give someone like Robin ****. But Robin’s pretty badass, and became pretty badass in the comics. [We’re] taking secondary characters and putting them in the primary roles, and [as a result] they’re cooler. They’re more interesting. There’s more humanity, more longing, more suffering, and coming to grips with who and what they are.”