For a long time, the MCU had a problem with creating memorable villains that the audience could endorse. Later, with Erik Killmonger, Thanos, and Baron Zemo, the franchise got better by making its villains stand out. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier presents a new threat in the form of an army of super powerful beings called “Flag Smashers”, who are carrying out acts of terrorism around the world.
Erin kellyman, who plays Karli Morgenthau from Flag Smasher, explained why her character chooses to go against the government. According to the actress, everything has to do with the snap of Thanos, who wiped out half the planet’s population for five years, and the consequences of that incident, known as the “blip.”
“The people who stayed [after the blip] like they came together and supported each other a lot more because of the traumatic event – half the population disappeared – and the borders were open, and people came together and there was more unity. That’s what he’s trying to replicate again, but this time with everyone. “
Before The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, WandaVision he had hinted at how completely the world had been disorganized due to Thanos’ snap. Based on Kellyman’s comments, it appears that the return of half the planet’s population after five years was not without complications, and there are at least some people who want things to go back to the way they were after the mass disappearance when there were no borders between countries.
Of course, this motivation behind the Flag Smashers’ actions does not excuse the acts of terrorism they have committed, putting them in the direct sights of Falcon, the Winter Soldier, and the new Captain America, John Walker. In the last episode, a showdown with the Flag Smashers had cost Walker dearly, forcing him to attack and murder one of Morgenthau’s teammates. While the fallout from that encounter will undoubtedly be violent, for now, Kellyman believes his character’s priorities go beyond personal revenge.
“She thinks she’s fighting for unheard and unseen people, displaced people, so she’s against what he fights. But neither, he’s not her main target. She has bigger priorities, and I think the main one is to make sure that everyone affected by Blip is safe and in warm places and has medical supplies and food to eat. “
The world of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier it’s proving to be a lot more murky than what MCU fans are used to. Hopefully, the series will eventually resolve the pain and loss experienced by the various central characters in a satisfactory way. Directed by Kari Skogland, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier stars Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Emily VanCamp, Wyatt Russell, Erin Kellyman, Adepero Oduye, Florence Kasumba, and Daniel Brühl. New episodes debut Fridays on Disney +. This news originated in TVLine.
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