‘Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ Set Leak Offers Marvel Fans a Glimpse of New Villains

Production for Falcon and the Winter Soldier is currently underway — with a slight delay over the coronavirus outbreak — and a new leak offers Marvel fans a glimpse at some of the show’s top female villains. The series, which takes place after the events in Avengers: Endgame, will explore Sam Wilson’s (Anthony Mackie) transformation into the new Captain America. Although Marvel has kept a tight lid on the new show, the leak sheds a little more light on what to expect in Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

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New leak reveals addition villains in ‘Falcon and the Winter Soldier’

A portion of the production team for Falcon and the Winter Soldier is currently filming in Atlanta. The set is pretty much locked down, but that didn’t stop a few lucky fans from catching a glimpse of an action scene from the series.

The videos, which were shared on social media, include shots of Mackie’s Sam Wilson, Wyatt Russell’s John Walker, and Sebastian Stan’s Bucky Barnes. All three of the characters are in the fighting sequence and appear to be working together.

According to We Got This Covered, the scene in question is set just outside of the G20 Summit in 2023. Although it is difficult to say what is going on in the scene, it is clear that the heroes are rescuing a van full of hostages.

The videos also show what looks like several female villains, who are fighting Russell’s character while Sam and Bucky are attending to the hostages.

Who are these female villains?

Marvel has not said anything official about the female villains spotted on the Falcon and the Winter Soldier set, but the video does offer a few clues about the characters. For starters, one of the villains has red hair, which suggests that she could be Screaming Mimi, also known as Songbird.

In the comics, Songbird is part of a group of former female wrestlers called the Grapplers, who become criminals after the industry fails to pay them as much as their male counterparts. We cannot confirm that the Falcon and the Winter Solder villains are the Grapplers, but we should know more as we get closer to the premiere.

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The main villain of the series is Baron Zemo, played by Daniel Bruhl. It is safe to assume that the women in the clip were hired by Zemo to take down leaders at the summit as part of some grand evil scheme.

If that is the case, then Bucky and Sam definitely have an uphill battle ahead of them in Falcon and the Winter Soldier, especially considering how Sam is not the only Captain America in the series. As previously reported, Russell’s character is the official replacement for Cap (Chris Evans), at least as far as the U.S. government is concerned.

How does Bucky fit into the plot?

With the premiere of Falcon and the Winter Soldier only a few months away, Marvel released new footage at the 2020 Disney shareholders meeting. According to Independent, the clip features Bucky talking to Zemo in prison.

Bucky is on a mission to find out more about the super soldier initiative. He finds out that the program has been restarted, and Zemo tries to brainwash Bucky during their meeting. But given how Bucky was fixed in Wakanda, Zemo’s tactics don’t work.

The clip also shows Zemo fighting the heroes in a mask the character wears in the comics, which is definitely good news for fans. Zemo was last seen in Captain America: Civil War.

Marvel shuts down production on ‘Falcon and the Winter Soldier’

Although fans are looking forward to seeing what Falcon and the Winter Soldier has to offer, filming delays might push back the premiere.

A production team associated with the series was forced to stop filming in Prague. The city shut down events in light of the coronavirus outbreak, and filming has been delayed for an undetermined amount of time.

The cast and crew of Falcon and the Winter Soldier recently traveled to Prague and were expected to film for a week in the city. There is no telling if production will resume or another location will suffice.

Marvel has not commented on the new delay, though Falcon and the Winter Soldier is still scheduled to premiere on Disney+ in August.