Episode 1 of The Falcon & the Winter Soldier contains a lot of mysterious MCU messages and messages related to Marvel Comics. WandaVision was Marvel’s first Disney + series, a superhero sitcom, but Falcon & Winter Soldier feels more like an MCU movie.
The first episode begins with a stunning action scene (which has been revealed a lot in the trailers), but then follows a slow approach to taking the time to establish a new status quo of the main characters. Therefore, in this episode, many people have felt that both Falcon and Winter Soldier are still living in the “darkness” of Captain America (Steve Rogers). In addition to Cap, this episode also covers other aspects of the MCU’s past, and deeper cuts from the comics. Here are all the easter eggs of the MCU in episode 1 of Falcon & Winter Soldier.
Carl Lumbly – The first black Captain America?
One of the Falcon & Winter Soldier’s credits also features a short shot of Carl Lumbly, reportedly playing the role of Isaiah Bradley, the first black Captain America in the comics. He was featured in the popular miniseries Truth: Red, White, and Black, by writer Robert Morales; Inspired by the Tuskegee Research, the US Government secretly continued to conduct super soldier experiments on black Americans after Steve Rogers was created and Bradley was the sole survivor of the experiment.
Quote from Avengers: Endgame
Viewers see Sam Wilson one last time in the ending scene of Avengers: Endgame, when he unexpectedly meets an old Steve Rogers – who passed on the shield and the next Captain America title has him. It seems this conversation has been haunting Falcon for the past six months, and he still feels he doesn’t deserve to be the one using the shield. The opening scenes include dialogue quoted straight from Avengers: Endgame, when Steve asks Sam what the shield feels on his arm. “Like it belonged to someone else,” replied Sam. And for the past six months, he still feels the same, and this has revealed why he hasn’t used the shield yet.
Joaquin Torres will be in the original comic book
With the reality in the film, Sam is working with Lieutenant Torres – a name that will be very familiar to many readers who love comics. In the comics, Joaquin Torres as a boy in Arizona, he was always fascinated by the world of superheroes, but was later captured and had to participate in Karl Malus’ trials. ; he was transformed and became the “second Falcon” while Sam Wilson took on the role of Captain America. It’s worth noting that Malus is codenamed “Power Broker” and has been hinted that “Power Broker” will actually appear in Falcon & Winter Soldier. That means Torres could become an important supporting character in the show.
The Return of Batroc The Leaper
Sam’s mission will be to fight a terrorist organization “shifts” named LAF. Interestingly, this organization has the Hydra colors, but in fact, they are directly related to Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The organization is led by Georges Batroc, and for comic fans the name Batroc the Leaper is not too strange, this character once confronted Steve Rogers when he led a group of Hydra. conquered a ship named Lemurian Star.
Falcon & Winter Soldier’s episode 1 takes viewers back to a familiar location in the MCU, the Smithsonian museum. Steve Rogers himself visited the exhibition in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and it’s still filled with mementos of his time with the Howling Commandos, as well as a replica of his costume from Captain America: The First Avenger. And it was also home to Cap’s shield for a short time, before the US Government reclaimed it to appoint their next Captain America.
Falcon & Winter Soldier introduces viewers to a new force in the MCU, a terrorist group that believes the world is better after “The Blip”. Therefore, Flag-Smashers aspires to create a unified world without borders (this organization is an adaptation of the character Flag Smasher, Captain America’s great rival in the Marvel comics).
Secret base on the Moon
There are many rumors that Steve Rogers is not dead, instead, he currently lives on a base on the Moon. This seems absurd, and the fact that he traveled back in time was able to “Happily Ever After” with Peggy Carter. In the comics, there are several groups that live in secret bases on the Moon. The most famous of these are the Inhumans, but this particular easter egg is probably a reference to the Watcher. As an alien banned from interfering in human affairs (at least in theory), Watcher will soon launch the MCU as the narrator of the What If … series?
Bucky can’t sleep in bed
Sam Wilson and Steve Rogers first met in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, while Sam was a member of a Veterans Association in Washington, DC. There, Sam noted how a soldier returned to civilian life after being traumatized and unable to sleep in bed. Boire is no surprise, then, that Bucky also struggles to sleep in bed.
Some of the names listed in this handbook are Hydra’s former characters whom he helped during his time as the Winter Soldier, others are innocent people and family members. Their deaths were due to their arrival at the wrong place, at the wrong time. Some of the names will be very familiar to comic book readers, notably:
A Rostov also known as Red Barbarian, a former general of the Soviet Union, he was assassinated by Winter Soldier.
PW Hauser, possibly a reference to a Nazi named Wilhelm Hauser, who fought Nick Fury in the comics. Interestingly, another character with the surname “Hauser” was a thorn in Sam Wilson’s eyes during his time as Captain America, who wanted Sam to “give” the shield to John Walker, the US Agent.
Helmut Zemo, who appeared in Captain America: Civil War and that debut saw him staging a series of events that led to the downfall of the Avengers and Tony Stark knowing that Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) responsible for his parents’ deaths.
L Kaminski, a Marvel comic writer and editor whose work includes stories about Sam Wilson and John Walker.
C Kusnetsov is probably a reference to a comic book scientist who created a sentient robot for the Soviet Union.
S Whitaker, one of Marvel’s most important writers, has also written a number of stories about Captain America.
Bucky tries to redeem his mistakes from the past
Bucky is trying to make amends, and part of that is a friendship with a man named Yori, Yori is introduced in a scene where Bucky saves him from a confrontation in an alley, this is. seems like an interesting allusion to the fact that he did the same thing with Steve Rogers before he was injected with the super soldier serum.
WHiH News Return
When Falcon & Winter Soldier’s episode 1 ended, Sam Wilson watched a news broadcast by WHiH News. The news agency makes a regular presence in the MCU and covers events like Hulk’s rage in Harlem, the catastrophic Avengers mission to Lagos in Captain America: Civil War and Scott Lang’s criminal crimes. .
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