THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER FINALE: WHAT COMES NEXT?April 27, 2021
All too soon, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier finale aired to close this chapter of the MCU.
The Disney+ series tackled many issues like race, veteran treatment, and PTSD in its run; ending on a finale that managed to wrap up its main story.
But, the stage is been set for future installments that promise to be as intriguing as what we have enjoyed for six episodes.
CAPTAIN AMERICA AND THE WINTER SOLDIER
The wait was worth it to finally see Sam take on the mantle of Captain America and excel in it. With Bucky at his side, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier finale delivered spectacular action to close out the final episode. The future looks bright for our heroes.
A fourth Captain America movie is in the works; with the showrunner of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier writing the script. There’s no concrete news as to what the movie’s story will be but it should be a great time if it’s anything like the series.
SHARON’S LAST WORDS IN THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER FINALE
Sharon Carter, ex-agent of S.H.I.E.L.D and the C.I.A, is a jaded version of the believer we see in Captain America: Civil War.
When she’s officially pardoned, it seems like her life of crime in Madripoor is over…until she makes that final phone call.
Immediately resuming her work as the Power Broker is bound to have some repercussions further down the line.
JOHN WALKER BECOMES THE US AGENT
In a rare moment of clumsy character development for the show, John Walker is redeemed…kinda.
For the entire series, John has struggled in his role as Captain America. The weight of the mantle, the unnecessary press tours, and his insecurities are all parts of his burden.
After he loses the position for killing a Flag Smasher in the public eye, John seems lost.
Until Valentina Allegra de Fontaine comes to provide him with a new opportunity.
In The Falcon and the Winter Soldier finale, John heads out to fight the Flag Smashers again. But he relents in his pursuit to help save lives that were in danger.
After the battle, John is provided a new uniform and title; one that comes without the weight of Captain America.
This role seems more suitable for him, but John Walker’s redemption has only just begun.
ZEMO’S LAST LAUGH IN THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER FINALE
The surprising stand out of the series; the meme-generating Sokovian baron manages to get in a final blow.
In The Falcon and the Winter Soldier finale, Zemo arranges for a car bomb that kills the last of the Flag Smashers. This fulfills the mission he sets for himself when Bucky comes for his help.
However, John Walker is still alive with the power of a super soldier. Zemo isn’t likely to leave that alone.
The series shows the vast resources that Zemo can access so escaping the Raft isn’t impossible. Zemo is also incredibly cunning, so whatever plan he crafts will be formidable.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier finale delivered on its premise in grand style. Though the final product is uneven in some places; the future it promises looks absolutely great.