Marvel Studios’ Disney+ Series ‘Falcon & Winter Soldier’ Gets A Director and Adds Daniel Bruhl and Emily VanCamp
Looks like Marvel Studios’ Disney+ series Falcon & Winter Soldier will add familiar faces to its cast. As the series looks to begin this Summer. The series also nabbed a director, and additional details have been revealed.
According to Deadline, Daniel Bruhl and Emily VanCamp are both in talks to join the series, as the villainous Helmut Zemo and Sharon Carter a government agent.
Sharon Carter appeared in 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier but played a larger role in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War, where it was revealed that she was the great-niece of S.H.I.E.L.D. co-founder Peggy Carter. She has not been seen in the MCU since.
Bruhl’s Zemo, was the primary antagonist in Civil War, a vengeful Sokovian soldier who wanted to destroy the Avengers after his family was killed during the battle of Sokovia in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Zemo was taken prisoner at the end of the film, but the potential certainly existed for him to escape.
There is no word yet on how either Zemo or Carter will figure into the plot of the show, but reportedly Sam Wilson accepting Captain America’s shield from an elderly and now retired Rogers at the end of Avengers: Endgame will factor into the story as well.
All six episodes of the miniseries, which will air in August 2020, could reportedly be directed by Emmy nominee Kari Skogland (The Handmaids Tale, The Punisher), with Malcolm Spellman (Empire) writing.
She would be one of several women taking the reins behind the Marvel cameras as the studio heads into its post-Endgame slate, joining a list that includes Black Widow solo film director Cate Shortland and The Eternals director Chloe Zhao.
Marvel will have a big impact on Disney+ as series for Loki, Scarlett Witch & Vision (titled WandaVision), and Hawkeye are all in various stages of development for the streaming service set to launch this November.