Unlike WandaVision, Falcon and The Winter Soldier seems well-suited to becoming an ongoing MCU series on Disney Plus. But a second season isn’t currently in the works – at least according to co-lead Sebastian Stan.
When pressed on whether he’s heard anything about Falcon and The Winter Soldier season 2 in an interview with Collider, Stan said: "No, we have not, and I'll tell you that honestly, we have not." Even for an actor of Stan’s talents – and Marvel’s penchant for secrecy – it’s hard to fake that sincerity. For once, let’s trust the Winter Soldier.
The future is cloudy for Stan – and most other MCU actors by the sounds of things: "As per usual, I don't quite know what the next step is," Stan remarked. “We never really do. Maybe some people do, maybe [Robert] Downey [Jr.] used to know, I don't know.”
But there's some hope. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has recently been surprisingly forthright about some of Marvel’s Disney Plus shows getting follow-ups.
While he didn’t namecheck specific series, he said during the Television Critics’ Association tour that "We are keeping in mind a structure [for shows] that would lead into a season 2 and a season 3 in a more direct way than a show like WandaVision, which clearly goes into a feature."
Feige also said during a Falcon and The Winter Soldier press conference ahead of the premiere that there are "ideas" for a second season.
For his part, Stan would follow Feige to the ends of the earth and "do anything" for the Marvel Studios supremo. Let’s hope the only Winter Soldier-style activation phrases directed towards Stan after the finale are ‘season 2. Greenlit. 2022.’
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