The MCU has always managed to tell its stories without injecting too much blood or gore in the process. Now, all of that seems set to change. The next DInsey + show The Falcon and the Winter Soldier features the most mature rating of any MCU project so far. An advertisement by Kijkwijzer, which is the Dutch film and television classification board, has listed the series as a “16+” property due to “violence” and “vulgar language”.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier picks up after the events of Avengers Endgame. Steve Rogers has passed Captain America’s shield to his ally Sam Wilson and went off to enjoy a life of retirement in the past. But the problems don’t stop at the present. And Steve’s old allies Sam and Bucky Barnes are tasked with stopping the machinations of Baron Zemo, who is still working to create a world where superheroes don’t exist. In a previous interview, Anthony Mackie, who plays Sam aka The Falcon, had revealed that he had initially been skeptical about doing an MCU broadcast show.
“Basically, I thought this show was going to be like the old-school Batman. As with the ‘pow’, I thought it would be shit or, you know, some of the other shows where it’s like soap operas and stuff. . [But] The quality of our show with the acting, with the scripts, with the development of the characters, everything is of such a high level, so high, I didn’t think there was any way that Marvel could bring that to television. “
The trailers for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier have shown that the series does not take shortcuts, but maintains the same cinematic quality as the MCU films. Even more exciting is the confirmation that the show is leaning for inspiration more towards the early days of the MCU, specifically the Captain America: The Winter Soldier was. In an interview, Sebastian Stan, who plays Bucky, also known as Winter Soldier, had shared his enthusiasm for telling an MCU story with action based on the real world.
“Of many ways, [the show] it felt like a movie … What I loved about it was that, tonally, it was very much in the same world that Captain America: The Winter Soldier was in, which was one of my favorite experiences I’ve ever had, period. So in a sense it was ingrained and very much in the world as we know it. But it’s also packed with massive action scenes mixed in with a deep focus on character. That’s what’s really exciting about this. We’re managing to keep it in the movie world, so it’s recognizable that way, but at the same time, these characters are getting a lot more mileage for all of us to explore. We can put them in situations where we’ve never been able to put them before because now you have six hours instead of two. It is always a discovery. “
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 premieres March 19 on Disney +. This news originated in kijkwijzer.nl.
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