The Falcon and the Winter Soldier was nearing completion of production before the Hollywood shut down due to the coronavirus changed all those plans. With the series still in limbo, that hasn’t stopped reporters from playing detective on the series, and now it looks like an actress from Solo: A Star Wars Story has joined the cast.
According to Murphy’s Multiverse, they have received some substantial evidence that Erin Kellyman has joined the cast, the site provided some in-depth analyses to confirm the report, but stated it should still be taken with a grain of salt. Hours later, DiscussingFilm backed up their report stating they can confirm Kellyman has joined the cast.
It is unknown who Kellyman is playing in the highly-anticipated series from Marvel Studios, but it is said that she will play a substantial role.
Erin Kellyman is best known for her role as the mysterious Enfys Nest in the aforementioned Solo A Star Wars Story; she also starred in BBC Two’s Don’t Forget the Driver and PBS’ Les Miserables. She will next be seen in A24’s The Green Knight from director David Lowery (Pete’s Dragon), due out later this year.
Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan return as Sam Wilson aka The Falcon and Bucky Barnes aka The Winter Soldier. Also reprising the roles are Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter and Daniel Bruhl as Baron Zemo, who orchestrated the events of Captain America: Civil War. Newcomers to the MCU for the series include Wyatt Russell (son of Disney Legend Kurt Russell) is John Walker “U.S. Agent.” With Cle Bennett, Carl Lumbly, Desmond Chiam, Miki Ishikawa, and Adepero Oduye, all in unknown roles. There have been reports that the Dora Milaje, who protects the king and the royal family of Wakanda in Black Panther, will also make an appearance.
All six episodes of the miniseries will be directed by Emmy nominee Kari Skogland (The Handmaids Tale, The Punisher), with Derek Kolstad (John Wick) apart of the writing team. Some reports surfaced that the series could have some sort of massive viral threat, and will introduce the villain turned hero team The Thunderbolts.
The series was expected to debut on Disney+ this August, but with 2/3 weeks of filming left and Black Widow moving to November; it is becoming more likely that the series will have to move its debut to late 2020 or Early 2021, however, that has yet to be confirmed.