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Published March 12, 2021

‘The Falcon and The Winter Soldier’: Bucky Barnes Read 'The Hobbit' in 1937

Are all Avengers villains either an 'android, alien or wizard'? Find out in this new clip!

Is Doctor Strange a wizard?

In a brand new clip released from Marvel Studios' The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, Bucky Barnes (Winter Soldier) argues there is no such thing as a wizard, and Doctor Strange is a 'sorcerer,' tyvm. Meanwhile, Sam Wilson (Falcon) counters that "a sorcerer is a wizard without a hat." Think about it!

Speaking of wizards and Gandalf, how does an old man like Bucky know of such things. Well, that's because he read The Hobbit back in 1937, when it first came out, obviously. But that's besides the point — Sam does not have time to banter with Bucky. He's off to determine what level of threat they're facing, and by all accounts, it has to be one of the Big Three — Android, Alien and Wizard. So quit staring, Bucky!

In a second clip, also released today, Bucky manages to join Sam on the mission at hand, but wants to know their game plan, and here we learn two things.

1. Sam Wilson has a plan

2. Only Steve Rogers can call Bucky 'Buck,' because he knew him longer.

One thing's for sure, expect lots more banter between Sam and Bucky in the new Disney+ original series, premiering in exactly a week, on Friday, March 19.

Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan, who play Sam Wilson (Falcon) and Bucky Barnes (Winter Soldier), respectively, talked to the New York Times about how the series tackles the timely premise of existing in a world that is still recovering from a global catastrophe. 

“I’m walking in with the assumption that the next Captain America movie is going to be me,” Mackie, recalling to the NYT, about his thoughts on when he first got the call about the project.

Describing the series, Stan relates, “We’re going to explore where these two guys left off, with one big character missing — the prominent figure that brought them into each other’s lives. Where are they, and how are they coping with the world?”

The six-episode series, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, will offer "timely explorations into the nature of patriotism and extremism and the values of inclusivity, diversity and representation, set in a world striving for stability after a global catastrophe."

On how the Marvel Cinematic Universe will balance the stories they tell in theaters and on Disney+, Marvel Studios president and Marvel chief creative officer Kevin Feige explains, “As far as Marvel Studios is concerned, the MCU now lives in features and in shows. We really wanted people to get used to the idea that it was going to be a back-and-forth. The story will be consistent across it and just as important in both places.”

Speaking on the scene where an older Steve Rogers hands Sam Wilson in the final moments of Marvel Studios' Avengers: Endgame, Mackie reveals that that moment "wasn't an opportunity—it was a major burden.”

“It wasn’t a thing of [Sam] sitting back and waiting for the shield,” Mackie continues further with the NYT. “He wasn’t looking for a promotion at work.”

Head series writer Malcolm Spellman explains his approach to the series, and how it tackles the real-world topics, "“If you want any honesty to them, you cannot avoid all the trauma that Bucky’s been through, and you cannot avoid the fact that Sam is Black."

The creative team behind the series revealed to the NYT that The Falcon and The Winter Soldier "would confront the same questions that the country has been asking itself in recent, turbulent months: Who is an American, and who gets to decide what principles the country stands for? What compels people to take extreme actions in the name of what they believe is patriotism?"

To learn more about the series from Mackie, Stan, and the creators behind it, head on over to The New York Times

To see where Bucky and Sam's stories go from here, watch Marvel Studios’ The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, premiering March 19 on Disney+!

Marvel Studios' The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, a six-episode series, will start streaming on March 19 on Disney+!

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