Falcon's Suit in 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier' Gets New Official Artwork
Falcons Suit Looks So Good!
The Falcon has been evolving as a prominent hero in the mainstream ever since he made his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Portrayed by Anthony Mackie, the character Sam Wilson has become more popular among movie-goers over the years. His journey culminated in the events of Avengers: Endgame, where we saw passing of the Captain America shield from Steve Rogers to Sam Wilson. While he may continue Cap’s legacy, it seems that we have not seen the last of The Falcon mantle, as evidenced by the mere title of the upcoming Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
Picking up after the events of last year’s momentous event film Avengers: Endgame, this series was originally slated to be released in early fall 2020. However, the production has seen some challenges along the way. Even before the pandemic was as big of a concern as it became, a Puetro Rico shoot was canceled due to earthquakes in the area. The show has been delayed to a currently unknown release date. It seems like tough luck for the first of the Disney+ shows that were to tie in heavily with the films. Regardless, fans are still eagerly awaiting the series, wanting to see where Bucky and Sam go next now that Steve Rogers is gone.
While it may become time before we see a substantial amount of visuals from the series, we now have a look at what The Falcon’s suit will look like. This comes from the packaging of a Hot Wheels car of all places. Themed around The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, the packaging art depicts The Falcon with a sleeker outfit. The differences may not stand out much to casual viewers of the films, but a side-by-side comparison would show just how different they are from each other. Some may even say that this new suit is more comic book accurate, which is sure to please those who may have been waiting for a suit like this one. Though early concept art for The Falcon’s look had come out in November 2019, this is a more photorealistic look, giving fans a better idea of what to expect.
Given that this was included in the merchandising, it seems very likely that this suit will be featured prominently. When Steve Rogers gave Sam Wilson the shield, fans may have expected that Wilson would have gotten a Captain America suit, or at least started using the shield, right away. Now, we are left speculating just how long it may take for him to truly don the Captain America name. Given the presence of U.S. agent in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, it seems very possible that the debate over who should get to replace Captain America may be a major focus. This may be akin to how Matt Murdock did not wear his classic red outfit for almost all of Daredevil season 1. It makes sense that there would be all of these steps in between and that it would not necessarily be a smooth transition.
Whatever ends up happening in the Disney+ show, Marvel fans will surely tune in to see their familiar favorites. Perhaps future merchandising could provide more hints regarding the series, if we do not get more information from elsewhere before then. Merchandising may not always be precisely reflective of what ends up in the final product, but it can certainly leave bread crumbs for the fans to follow. Even if the toys are not necessarily one’s forte, a close examination may cue someone in on what is to come in the near future.
written By Steven Shinder
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