New World Order – Advanced Blockbuster Studies

Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) holds Captain America's shield.

This week on Advanced Blockbuster Studies, Tom, Tyler, and Joseph discuss the first episode of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, “New World Order” on Disney+.

Sebastian Stan as The Winter Soldier.
Sebastian Stan as The Winter Soldier. Image courtesy of Disney/Marvel.

Few symbols are as recognizable as Captain America’s shield in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. So when Steve Rodgers gave it to Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) at the end of Avengers: Endgame, it was powerful. One of the many lingering questions is what would a black man in America taking up this shield look like? Sam certainly wasn’t sure when we last saw him, and he still hasn’t found an answer.

James Barnes (Sebastian Stan) is having similar issues with his legacy of murder and betrayal, as he tries to move forward in a modern world.

Will Sam and James be able to meet or relieve their burdens? Will Sam shed his insecurities and take on the legacy of Captain America? When will we see Zemo and what does he have to do with any of this? How many characters can you point out from the MCU? How many of their names can we accurately pronounce? Why are banks still the worst?

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