Though Avengers 4 is set to bring this current MCU era to a close, it’s becoming increasingly clear that a lot of familiar faces are still going to have a life in this franchise beyond next year’s release. And among the heroes who survive the transition are apparently Captain America’s old friends Falcon and Winter Soldier, who were recently announced to have their own show on Disney’s streaming service.
Naturally, the fans have their opinions, and based on the many responses that flooded Twitter in the wake of this news, the reception is mostly pretty positive.
The potential for this Falcon-Bucky series is off the charts. Their rivalry-turned friendship in #CivilWar was one of the lighter, more fun parts of the movie. Excited to see where it goes. #DisneyPlay
— Nate Ryan Smith (@nateryansmith) October 31, 2018
Omg ! FALCON + BUCKY LIMITED SERIES ???? HOLY SHIT PLEASE LET THIS GET THE GREEN LIGHT OMFG. pic.twitter.com/TFsG4CkNaJ
— Kristina Hunter (@iamkrishunter) October 31, 2018
A Falcon/Bucky show is either going to be absolutely hilarious buddy cop bullshit or devastating grief and mourning and it will all depend on whether or not Steve makes it out of Avengers 4 alive.
— The Mothmeg (@rustypolished) October 31, 2018
a bucky and falcon buddy cop show with this kind of scenes? with sebastian and anthony’s chemistry? sign me tHE FUCK UP pic.twitter.com/HaADJGJc4w
— ? spooky flo ¨̮ (@astralbarnes) October 31, 2018
i dont want the falcon x bucky series to be a limited series i want MULTIPLE seasons
— emily (@venomfucker) October 31, 2018
Me a few minutes ago about to leave the mcu fandom because of the heart break it put me through. Then me rn after I heard we are getting a series of Falcon and Bucky pic.twitter.com/NaJ5UrUm7N
— Daddy ??️?|Au Pinned? (@Buckystea) October 31, 2018
honestly a falcon-bucky series is all I've ever wanted everyone say thank you kevin feige
— maggie (@LIZIEMAXIMOFF) October 31, 2018
Nonetheless, a few Twitter users had their reservations about the project, with some fans feeling worried that all these spinoff projects could be getting a bit much.
While I'm really excited for these marvel series starring Loki, Scarlet Witch, Vision, Bucky, Falcon etc, I'm also concerned about oversaturation. With all the Marvel movies and now all these shows, it may just be too much of a good thing.
— Will Foxwell (@WFoxification) October 31, 2018
if this falcon-winter soldier show isn't just sam dropping shit on bucky and yelling @ him to wash and cut his hair I DO NOT WANT IT
— ghost beef ? (@tortillablanket) October 31, 2018
I would actually be a bit annoyed if like every important character got a show on the Disney Streaming service in the MCU, I feel like the falcon and Bucky show is probably going to be quite important for the future of the MCU, and that it should maybe just be a film, if that
— Arnim Zola fan account (@NathanTeamCap) October 31, 2018
It’s true that the Marvel universe looks to be getting a whole lot bigger in the next couple of years, with Scarlet Witch and Loki also confirmed to be getting their own six-to-eight-episode shows. With further small-screen vehicles rumored for Nick Fury and maybe even Hawkeye, it sounds like Marvel fans could have a lot of material to keep them occupied in between the major cinema releases.
In any case, with Steve Rogers’ old associates striking out on their own, this latest announcement lends yet further credence to the predictions that the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War sequel will be Cap’s last hurrah. This raises the question of who, if anyone, might inherit the Captain America title, and with Bucky Barnes and Sam Wilson pairing up, this arguably puts these two major candidates out of the running.
For further clues of who could be wielding the shield next, actor Frank Grillo recently relayed rumors that the next Cap could be black or female, but then again, the star of Captain America: The Winter Soldier has been known for his unreliable intel recently. Either way, we’ll surely get a lot of new context on this Falcon and Winter Soldier show when Avengers 4 hits theaters on May 3rd, 2019.