The Falcon and Winter Soldier may have come to an end but Marvel released Assembled: The Making of the Falcon and Winter Soldier on Disney+ and it gave us an epic look at what it took to bring the latest Marvel Studios show to life. After talking Assembled we wanted to share some of our favorite Falcon and Winter Soldier moments.
Assembled: The Making Of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier
One of the things we all really enjoy about the Assembled show on Disney+ is that it shows how much care and detail it takes to showcase the latest Marvel show. Falcon and Winter Soldier was especially intriguing as it really dove into the struggles and triumphs of filming during the pandemic.
The show also highlights each character and we got a chance to see Zemo’s cut commercial. Also, can we seriously get that jacket? Marvel, Her Universe, someone? Moving on from Zemo’s coat, we all loved hearing about Sam and Bucky’s arc and what it meant to the actors as well as the crew. The care for this show and the powerful storylines is evident when watching Assembled.
It was definitely hard to pick these Falcon and Winter Soldier moments but we attempted to narrow it down to three each. Or rather three-ish each. Fortunately, we had some overlapping choices, which meant we got to pick more. See how that works?
Do ours match yours? Let us know!
Oh, and we are still campaigning hard for a Dora Milaje series, workout program, the #DoraMilajeCut something.
If you don’t know Zeus in the comics is similar to his mythological counterpart. In this film, he is likely to be at war with the Asgardians, which happens in the comics. He and Odin eventually make peace, however, MCU Odin is dead. Zeus also has ties to the Eternals, which have their own upcoming film in the MCU. This connection could tie both films together.
We might be critics but we like to pride ourselves on the fact we aren’t like others. Basically, we don’t set out to hate (or love) a movie simply because we think it will get us clicks or points.
Will Mortal Kombat win an Oscar for Best Screenplay? Nope. Is that the point of this movie? Also nope. It’s a video game movie. If you’re looking for some carnage and flawless victories, this is your movie. The script isn’t the best, and no, there is no Mortal Kombat tournament, but they are trying to set up a series, so if you view it as one it makes more sense.
Shadow and Bone
One of us hasn’t watched it yet and the other has seen 2 episodes. But her daughter has binged the entire series twice. That takes dedication.
Shadow and Bone is hot right now on Netflix and for good reason. This best-selling book series has been brought to life. Shadow and Bone finds us in a war-torn world where lowly soldier and orphan Alina Starkov has just unleashed an extraordinary power that could be the key to setting her country free. With the monstrous threat of the Shadow Fold looming, Alina is torn from everything she knows to train as part of an elite army of magical soldiers known as Grisha. But as she struggles to hone her power, she finds that allies and enemies can be one and the same and that nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. There are dangerous forces at play, including a crew of charismatic criminals, and it will take more than magic to survive.
Captain America 4
Marvel Studios is bringing back The Falcon and the Winter Soldier head writer Malcolm Spellman to write the screenplay for Captain America 4 which will feature Sam Wilson as Captain America.
We get into some other Dory moments.. or maybe Dug… Squirrel!! But we appreciate you going down those rabbit holes as always! Give a listen. You’ll never believe what Ben Barnes and Tim Rozon have in common.
It’s here the moment we have waited and dreaded, the finale of Falcon and Winter Soldier. Episode 6, “One World, One People” gave us a ton of action, Sam in his new suit, and a few surprises. That one reveal though left us going really? This is what you went with Marvel? Are you ready for this Falcon and Winter Soldier finale breakdown?
If you haven’t watched Episode 6 of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier this is your spoiler warning.
Falcon and Winter Soldier Finale Breakdown
The finale begins with Karli making moves to stop the GRC vote. Sam and Bucky arrive on the scene where Bucky meets up with Sharon who snuck in using a little trick Black Widow loves. Karli planned to make the GRC flee the building so they could be kidnapped by the Flag Smashers. Sam figures it out and tries to keep it from happening. Unfortunately, he was stopped by Batroc’s interference. However, that gave us a chance to see his new suit and watch him kick some Leaper butt.
Episode 6 felt like the third act of any Marvel film, packed with enough action to satisfy every hardcore fan. Sam not only got a new suit but he has fully accepted his new role as Captain America. When he saves a truck full of GRC members even the crowd is finally putting respect on his name.
Bucky was finally thanked after he saved a group from burning up in a truck. It’s about time these two guys get the love they deserve. And I guess we do have to mention Walker decided to do the right thing…eventually. Of course, he is still a giant toddler and the proof of that is how he acts during his later meeting with Contessa Valentina. Speaking of our friend Val, we have some thoughts about her and Zemo.
In one of the most powerful scenes to date, Sam gives a speech while the world watches. In it he talks about how the governments need to change, they need to do better by the people they govern. And he knows what it’s like to struggle. He is aware of how people will hate him simply for being a Black man wearing the Stars and Stripes.
We cannot say enough about this scene. Seriously, just go back and watch it again.
Falcon and Winter Soldier Finale Post Credit Scene
Sharon revealed herself to be the Power Broker earlier in the episode. In the post-credit scene, she gets her pardon and decides to use her newly gained power for evil. What are your thoughts? We have a lot.
Welcome back to the Geek Girls’ Universe for The Weekly Bugle Vol 25. This week we are talking about Alfred Molina confirming the worst kept secret in the MCU, the Shang-Chi teaser trailer, Bad Batch, and more!
We joke about Spider-Man 3 news constantly. Oh look someone else is confirmed. Isn’t everyone in this movie at this point? Welcome back Happy! In Spider-Man news this week Alfred Molina spills the tea on Doc Ock’s return in No Way Home.
He even calls himself the worst kept secret on the internet, and he isn’t wrong. Maybe that is why Marvel decided it was okay to let him do this interview with Variety. His character’s story will pick up where it left off, you know with his death. But like Molina says, it’s Marvel, no one is ever really dead.
Happy Birthday to Simu (and a belated one to Ashley)! Marvel Studios not only dropped the new poster for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings but also a trailer. In it, we see the real Mandarin, the Ten Rings, Death Dealer, Shang-Chi in action, and more.
Filming has been underway for Lord of the Rings season one on Amazon but what is shocking is the price tag. We hope you are sitting down for this. The cost for season one ALONE is $465 million. MILLION.
Game of Thrones didn’t even cost that much. Did they buy Middle Earth?
Disneyland in California isn’t the only park to get the Avengers treatment. Disneyland Paris just revealed a look at their Avengers Campus. This will complement the Hotel New York, which already features Marvel artwork but is being upgraded for the Avengers Campus reveal.
Last week, we broke down episode 4 of Falcon and Winter Soldier, and episode 5, “Truth,” is now streaming on Disney+. This is an episode of WOW. Walker gets what’s coming to him, we continue to stan Sam and Bucky, and let’s talk about that cameo.
This is your spoiler warning if you haven’t watched Episode 5 of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.
Falcon and Winter Soldier Episode 5 Breakdown
The show begins with Walker fleeing the scene after he’s slain one of the Flag Smashers and leads to an altercation with Sam, and Bucky. Walker tries to convince Sam and Bucky that he murdered that Flag Smasher because he killed Lemar. Bruh, we all saw what happened, but keep telling yourself that. Sam tells Walker he needs to turn over the shield. I think we all know what’s coming next.
Unfortunately, Bucky and Sam don’t walk away completely unscathed. Bucky suffers some damage to his vibranium arm and Sam’s wings get completely ripped off. Sam takes the shield after Bucky drops it and walks away, much like Steve did in Captain America: Civil War.
We learn that Karli has friends in high places. Just how high? We have some thoughts especially when a leader of LAF sends Batroc with some goodies to help her out in the end. All of this seems to point to the fact that Sharon is not the Power Broker. But her dealings with Batroc? We have some thoughts.
Back in D.C., we get one of the most rewarding scenes of the show yet: Walker is stripped of his Captain America title, his rankings, receives an other-than-honorable discharge, is stripped of his benefits, and essentially only misses getting a court-martial because of his previous service.
Then it’s time for the cameo. Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine (portrayed by Julia Louis-Dreyfus) comes in with the same knowing swagger as Agatha Harkness. She knows Walker took the serum, she knows that his taking it makes him very valuable to certain people, and she knows he doesn’t have the shield, which doesn’t matter because the government doesn’t own it anyway (legal gray area and all).
So why is Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine important? She has been around in the comic world for a long time. Contessa has also played for both the good guys and the bad guys. We get into her potential, how she relates to current characters, and where we might see her again. Hint: it’s likely soon.
Bucky catches up to Zemo, or rather Zemo was waiting for Bucky in Sokovia. After an exchange that includes Zemo sharing he crossed his own name off of Bucky’s list the Wakandans show up to take him to The Raft. You remember the Raft from Civil War. You should also remember it’s definitely not escape proof.
Despite Ayo’s warning to be scare in Wakanda she does a favor for Bucky that we see him deliver to Sam later on.
Sam heads to MD to visit Isaiah Bradley hoping to understand more about the shield’s complicated legacy. Isaiah recounts memories of his past in more detail than during the last visit. To say it’s a complicated legacy is an understatement.
After some quality bonding time fixing up the family boat, Sam and Bucky go their separate ways. One to give some much needed closure to a friend and the other to train to wield the shield. That Rocky training montage was awesome.
Falcon and Winter Soldier Post Credit Scene
After Sam teases us with the new suit, thanks for not showing us Sam, we get our first post credit scene. In it Walker is up to something and fans have missed reactions.
What did you think of the post credit scene?
Don’t forget about the end credit scene with this episode!
For the latest episode of the Geek Girls Universe Podcast, we sat down for an interview with Jon Levine your soon-to-be favorite friendly neighborhood TVA clerk. That’s right, Jon is part of the new series Loki.
Interview with Jon Levine
One of the standout moments in the new Loki trailer was when Loki ended up in the TVA’s version of the DMV. Only instead of waiting forever for your number to be called, you have to verify everything you’ve ever said. Absurd. Yikes.
In the room we see an adorable cat, that may or may not be a Flerken, and the paperwork clerk in charge of getting Loki to sign off on an inordinate amount of papers. That clerk is none other than Jon Levine.
We couldn’t wait to talk with Jon about his time on the Loki set. Naturally, we wanted all the details but we know how those pesky NDAs work. However, he shared what he could including what it was like working with the god of mischief himself. From what he told us, that scene is going to be awesome.
As with all our guests, we asked him about his favorite fandoms, characters, and movies, which included a little tangent about Taika Waititi because how can you not. Jon also talked about Cobra Kai, Flerkens, and a lot more.
About Jon Levine
Jon Levine is an actor and standup comedian who lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Jon has appeared in several films, TV shows, and commercials throughout his career as an actor. He has had roles on shows such as Cobra Kai and the upcoming Marvel Studios’Loki.
As a stand-up comedian, Jon has performed in a multitude of standup shows across the country as the host, guest, and featured comedian, as well as numerous corporate and private events. Jon has been the emcee at Belushi’s Comedy Club in Fort Myers, the Comedy Zone Sunny Isles Beach, and the Improv in West Palm Beach.
Welcome back to the Geek Girls’ Universe for The Weekly Bugle Vol 24. This week we are talking about that major MCU cameo rumored for Falcon and Winter Soldier, Wynonna Ear finale, Shang-Chi, and more.
We don’t want to get our hopes up as we did with Paul Bettany’s cheeky little joke, but apparently, there will be a major cameo coming in Episode 5 of Falcon and The Winter Soldier. Apparently, it’s not someone we have previously seen before in the MCU however they are well known in the comic book world.
That opens the door to MANY different characters but we have thoughts on who could be the most likely cameo. And a tangent that wishes for it to be Simu. Sorry not sorry.
However, we are placing bets on it being the REAL Power Broker who happens to be the REAL Mandarin. And the Shang-Chi Easter egg we found gives extra weight to that theory.
Marvel has two websites going that relate to their shows, Roxxcart.com for the upcoming Loki and ExploreMadripoor.com for Falcon and Winter Soldier. Right now the Roxxcart one just shows the logo but Explore Madripoor is a functioning site that takes would-be visitors all around the town.
One of the fun things you can do on the site is book a charter. If you type in the shipping container number that Sharon tells the guys Nagel is in, you get some info about it, including a reference to the upcoming film Shang-Chi.
Marvel Legends leaks also revealed more detailed looks at Shang-Chi, The Mandarin, Xialing, and Demon Slayer. We don’t want to spoil it for you but if you want to see the costumes check them out here.
Wynonna Earp Finale
Our favorite female gunslinger has hung up Peacemaker and we are not okay. Sure that finale was super sweet, heartfelt, and tied things up nicely. However, it is hard to say goodbye to the Earp sisters and the best-looking, quickest draw from the old west.
Anyone else hoping another network picks up Wynonna? Maybe we can just get a movie somewhere down the road?
Last week, we broke down episode 3 of Falcon and Winter Soldier, and episode 4, “The Whole World Is Watching” is now streaming on Disney+. It was an episode of parallels, where moments mirrored past encounters but instead showing darker outcomes. We continue to stan Zemo but ultimately our favorite females are back and get all our love this week.
The fallout from that ending is giving us a lot to think about as we wait for episode 5.
This is your spoiler warning if you haven’t watched Episode 4 of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.
Falcon and Winter Soldier Episode 4 Breakdown
The show begins taking us back to Wakanda where Bucky lived for a while getting the much-needed help and peace he needed. This scene in particular was heartbreaking and touching. Ayo is there and they are testing out the Hydra words in order to see if his therapy has worked. As Bucky cries, we cried. Give Sebastian Stan an Emmy. Seriously.
In the present, Ayo tells the White Wolf he has 8 hours before “we” come and take Zemo. That ‘we’ of course is the Dora Milaje aka our favorite thing about Black Panther. Our favorite trio devises a plan to find Karli but they are rudely interrupted when Walker and Hoskins show up.
This episode could have been called the We Told You So. In case you had any thoughts that Walker was at least a somewhat decent human being, he most definitely is not. The most gratifying moments of this show happen when he thinks he can touch Ayo and she and the Dora Milaje proceed to whoop his and Hoskins’ butt. Sam, Bucky, and Zemo seem amused before the first two reluctantly decide to intervene. However, Zemo uses this moment to escape.
Sharon also returns this episode leading more fans to speculate she is in fact the power broker. We still don’t buy that completely but she clearly has the hookup. After all, we don’t have access to two satellites.
Before he disappeared, Zemo had managed to destroy all but one super serum vial. Walker uses it after his friend Hoskins is captured by the Flag Smashers and it all goes downhill from there. Like Dr. Erskin said in The First Avenger, the serum amplifies traits and personalities. Steve was a good man, Walker is not.
The episode ends with a gruesome and egregious crime committed by Walker using the shield. It was downright sacrilegious and the world was watching via all the phones that were recording the incident. What does that mean for next week? And will Sam and Bucky finally take him down for good?
This past week we got a new look at Black Widow, Loki, plus the Space Jam 2 trailer. Bruce Campbell continued to tease a cameo in Doctor Strange 2 and we got confirmation about another Sam Raimi favorite.
The new Black Widow trailer was released to celebrate the set-in-stone release date of July 9. Finally, Widow is coming. We think it will feel like seeing a Marvel movie for the first time because it has been so long!
Not only did Marvel share a peek at young Natasha and a young Red Guardian but they revealed the best look yet of Taskmaster. Taskmaster is a very interesting villain and will prove to be a massive challenge for Nat. Not to mention we know some other Widows are running around. Good thing she has her family by her side.
Seriously though, Budapest needs to feature here. Somewhere…
Marvel dropped the new Loki trailer and in case you haven’t watched it do yourselves a favor and do that now.
Is that a Flerken we spy? Who knows but when we see a cat hanging out outside of Earth we automatically think Flerken. Loki is as charming as ever and clearly, has a thing or two up his sleeves. But you can TOTALLY trust him Mobius.
Bruce Campbell Cameo in Doctor Strange 2
A few months back Bruce Campbell tweeted about working on a movie in a city with some people and that it was great. The image he shared was of London where Doctor Strange 2 just happened to be filming.
Then on April 1st (yes April Fools), he tweeted a piece of the supposed script where his character, the disheveled man speaks to Dr. Strange. He has been known to troll fans before, like last April when he teased a return of Brisco County Jr. However, with his other tweet and the fact Sam Raimi is working on this film…perhaps Bruce might actually be in the movie.
Welcome to the Jam! The new Space Jam trailer dropped, and we had some thoughts. As fans of the original, this one looks like it is going to be a lot of fun. At the end of the day, Zendaya (who is voicing Lola Bunny) better get to sing! We need another anthem like I Believe I Can Fly but you know sung by someone who isn’t that one person.
Last week, we broke down episode 2 of Falcon and Winter Soldier, and episode 3, “Power Broker” is now streaming on Disney+. It gave us a lot of callbacks to previous MCU films, comics, and the team-up we didn’t know we needed. Yes, that’s right Zemo is now teaming up with our guys to find out the deal behind the super-soldier serum.
Of course, we have some new theories about where this series might be headed and what future MCU properties it ties into.
This is your spoiler warning if you haven’t watched Episode 3 of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.
Falcon and Winter Soldier Episode 3 Breakdown
The show starts off with a commercial commending the virtues of the Global Repatriation Council, but as we know from experience, these types of organizations are rarely as saintly as they appear. Walker and Hoskins are attempting to capture Karli Morgenthau and failing. In another nod to #NotMyCap, Walker loses it on a prisoner yelling in his face screaming, “Do you know who I am?” Bless this random guy because he says what we are all thinking. “Yes. I do. And I don’t care.” It’s true, we don’t care about you. Moving on.
Bucky manages to break Zemo out of a high max security facility a la Ocean’s 11 style. Zemo reveals that he is wealthy, ahem, he is a Baron in case you don’t read the comics like Sam.
In Madripoor, a frequent haunt in the X-Men comics we see nods to that franchise and get a few more comic Easter eggs including Sam’s disguise as the Smiling Tiger. That disguise has ties to a certain upcoming MCU property… just saying. In the city, they search for the doctor responsible for the creation of the new super serum. Before they can find him, trouble comes round, because of course, it does.
Sharon Carter returns to help save their butts. She is more cynical than ever and for good reason. They manage to find Dr. Nagel and learn that the Flag Smashers have stolen all the Super Soldier Serum he was able to create.
The episode is called Power Broker, yet he is never revealed. Some theories point to Sharon being the Power Broker, perhaps it is Zemo, or maybe it’s someone we haven’t seen in a while. What do you think?