The Falcon and the Winter Soldier has two episodes now and while the series is my favorite piece of MCU content since Infinity War, the parallels between this show and The Winter Soldier is striking. For the first time in the MCU, we have been given a story that actually mirrors the basic structure and story beats of a previous installment and yet it’s this style of storytelling for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier that makes it so compelling. So, with no further ado, let’s look at these fascinating story parallels and what a continuation of this approach for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier could mean for the show.
SPOILERS for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier AHEAD!
The Opening Words
How did Captain America: The Winter Soldier begin? With Sam and Steve interacting in this perfect scene that immediately established the two characters as burgeoning friends.
In The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, the series opens on a more somber note, showing the incredible contrast between their first meeting and their last onscreen time together in the MCU (the moment when an old Steve Rogers gives Sam the shield.)
The first words we hear are being said by both Sam and Steve.
Steve: “What does it feel like?”
Sam: “Like it’s someone else’s.”
Steve: “It’s not.”
It shows immediately how far the characters’ relationship has grown over the years and that this is now Sam’s story, not Rogers.Continue reading The Striking Parallels Between ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ and ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’