The story Behind Falcon and the Winter Soldier
by Arlene Perez
The Marvel Cinematic Universe fanbase is growing due to the popularity of its phenomenal hit miniseries WandaVision. And with the March 19th release of Falcon and the Winter Soldier, newcomers have a lot of catching up to do.
So, if you’re new to the MCU family, but you want to watch this hot new show because you don’t want to experience FOMO, there are a few things you need to know. So strap on your seatbelt because we’re going for a wild ride back to the 1940s!
How it All Began
Captain America: The First Avenger is the 2011 Marvel hit that explores this American hero’s origin story.
Steve Rogers was a young kid from Brooklyn who had tried enlisting in the army several times because he wanted to do his patriotic duty and help his country defeat the Nazis. But sadly, he kept getting rejected due to his poor physical health and small stature.
Though he faced rejection over and over again, Steve never gave up. Eventually, his perseverance and determination paid off when he was hand selected by Dr. Abraham Erskine to take part in a very experimental procedure.
I could tell you all about what happened, but I don’t want to ruin the experience for you. Check out this movie before tuning into the new Disney Plus series, or you’ll be lost for sure!
Why Should I Watch the Older Movies?
Why, you ask? Well, the two main characters in the new series– Sam Wilson (aka Falcon) and Bucky Barnes (aka the Winter Soldier)–are people that you meet along the MCU journey, and both of them have strong ties to Steve Rogers.
You meet Bucky in the first Captain America movie, but you don’t meet Sam until the 2014 film Captain America: The Winter Soldier. So if you haven’t watched these films, then you won’t really understand the backstory needed to be able to fully follow the plot and understand the connection between these two guys.
My Suggestion? Watch These Films.
You should at least watch the Captain America series before grabbing the remote and going to Disney Plus’ newest series. Here they are:
- Captain America: The First Avenger
- Captain America: Winter Soldier
- Captain America: Civil War
However, if you have the time, energy, and patience to learn all there is to know about these Marvel heroes, go back and watch all of these incredible movies from the beginning to end so that you can catch up on all that you’ve missed!
Besides, what else do you have to do during Spring Break in this pandemic? So grab some snacks, and let the adventure begin!