It’s not even Comic-Con or D23 Expo, but there’s plenty of news on Falcon and Winter Soldier! Deadline reports that Kari Skogland will direct all six episodes of the series, which will premiere exclusively on Disney+ in August 2020.
That’s not all. Deadline also hears that Daniel Brühl and Emily VanCamp are in negotiations to reprise their respective roles of Helmut Zemo and Sharon Carter!
The last time we saw Zemo and Carter was in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War. Zemo was incarcerated, taunting Everett Ross (Martin Freeman). If Zemo’s involved in the upcoming Disney+ series, we can presume he has either escaped or has been persuaded to assist the titular heroes.
Carter was working for the CIA, but she also gave (at the time) wanted fugitives Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) and Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) their stuff back. We never found out exactly how that decision impacted her status with the CIA.
It’s possible Carter was able to cover her tracks or all has since been forgiven. She might even be part of a new agency for which Wilson and Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) are working.
Skogland is an Emmy-nominated and BAFTA award-winning director. Her directing credits include The Handmaid’s Tale, The Americans, and Marvel Television’s The Punisher.
The August 2020 release date matches up with Disney’s previous announcement that the series would premiere within the first year of the Disney+ launch, which is November 12, 2019. Sebastian Stan recently told fans at a convention that production on the series begins in October (28:20 in the video below).
Marvel Studios is producing this series and (officially) three others for Disney+. All signs currently point to Disney favoring weekly episode drops over Netflix’s binge model.
That works out just fine for MCU fans, as it provides six additional weeks in which we will see brand new Marvel Studios content next year in between the theatrical windows of Black Widow (May 1) and The Eternals (November 6).