'Falcon and the Winter Soldier' Release Date, Cast, Trailer, Plot: All We Know About the Disney Plus Series

Disney+ released the first trailer for its Marvel stable of shows during the Super Bowl, which included a first glimpse of the Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie team-up Falcon and the Winter Soldier. The series will be the first of the Disney Marvel shows to be released and the trailer hints that the plot will see the pair trying to protect the world in the absence of Captain America.

When is Falcon and the Winter Soldier out on Disney+?

Per Deadline, the release date for the Marvel series will be in August 2020. So far, a specific day has not been confirmed, but the show is expected to follow the example of previous Disney+ series and have episodes air weekly on Fridays. Falcon and the Winter Soldier will have six episodes, each of which will be an hour long.

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Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan will lead the cast of 'Falcon and the Winter Soldier' on Disney+. Disney

Who is in the cast of Falcon and the Winter Soldier?

Stan and Mackie are not the only members of the Marvel Cinematic Universe returning for the new Disney+ show. At San Diego Comic-Con in 2019, it was announced that Daniel Brühl of Rush and Inglorious Basterds will be back as Baron Zemo, the villain he played in Captain America: Civil War, while Civil War and The Winter Soldier's Emily VanCamp will be back as Sharon Carter AKA Agent 13, the great grandniece of MCU favorite Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell).

New cast members will include Wyatt Russell of Lodge 49 and the "Playtest" episode of Black Mirror, who will play Super Patriot/John Walker, a Captain America-like superhero. Joining him will be Noah Mills (The Enemy Within, The Brave), Desmond Chiam (The Shannara Chronicles, Now Apocalypse) and Miki Ishikawa (The Terror, Zoey 101) in as yet unnamed roles.


What will happen in Falcon and the Winter Soldier?

Following the release of the Disney+ Marvel trailer, the Mouse House released the first synopsis for the series, which read: "Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Sam Wilson/Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) team up in a global adventure that tests their abilities—and their patience—in Marvel Studios' The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. The all-new series is directed by Kari Skogland; Malcolm Spellman is the head writer. Debuts on Disney+ this fall."

In the trailer, we see Sam take Captain America's shield from a tree, representing the fact that Falcon has been made the new Captain America after Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) handed the title to him in Endgame. We also see Bucky put a gun in Zemo's face, only for all the bullets to fall out, suggesting the villain may have some new telekinetic powers.

Though plot details are being kept under wraps by Disney, Falcon and the Winter Soldier writer Derek Kolstad did reveal one storyline on Twitter. Asked whether the show would explore the public reaction to the new Captain America being black, he said, "Oh, yeah. And then some."

Falcon and the Winter Soldier starts in August 2020 on Disney+.