The creator of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Malcolm Spellman, points out the scene at the end of the series destined to be Bucky’s entrance into the life of a hero.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier creator Malcolm Spellman believes fans missed Bucky Barnes’ first real hero moment during a scene in the show’s finale.
When asked in an interview with Reverse Regarding any Easter eggs in the series that fans have yet to see, Spellman explained that while he wasn’t aware of any lost Easter eggs, there hadn’t been a word about a thing. “It’s a failure in our writing,” Spellman said of the scene. “When we were taking Bucky on his journey, it felt like the moment in Episode 6 where he frees the GRC members and one of them stops to say, ‘Thank you, you saved my life.’ We’ve always considered the first moment. of Bucky’s hero.. “
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The moment comes during a tense fight in which Bucky faces antagonist Karli Morgenthau, who represents the Flag Smashers, alongside former Captain America, John Walker. When Morgenthau sets fire to an armored trunk containing GRC hostages, Bucky shifts his focus from stopping the villain to helping those in trouble. Bucky frees the trapped, receiving thanks for their good deeds, before returning to his fight with Morgenthau and his allies.
“That was very important to us, but I haven’t heard anyone mention it,” continues Spellman. “We thought, ‘That’s it. Bucky is on his way to free himself from this burden of being the Winter Soldier. Now, he can go and be a hero for the first time. ‘ That’s not to say that you haven’t been heroic before, but that’s the time when you allow yourself to feel like a hero. Not many people realized that. “
The Marvel Cinematic Universe series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier relied heavily on the character development of the two main characters. With the Falcon, fans of the show got to see his progression from winged crusader to star-spangled hero Captain America, but with Bucky Barnes, his arc was a little less tangible, primarily focusing on his growth from the villain that he was. made to be like The Winter Soldier to the hero and Avenger that he is now.
Directed by Kari Skogland, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier stars Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Emily VanCamp, Wyatt Russell, Noah Mills, Carl Lumbly, and Daniel Brühl. The series now airs on Disney +.
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