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‘Falcon And The Winter Soldier’ ​​EP About Cap’s New Struggles – Deadline

SPOILER ALERT: For those who still haven’t seen the Marvel Season 1 finale The falcon and the winter soldier, “One world, one people”, this interview contains spoilers.

To control spoilers on the internet, Disney held end-of-season talks with the talent, showrunner and director of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier till today. We caught up with the showrunner of the series and EP and newly hired Captain america 4 scribe, Malcolm Spellman, and toasted it on the obvious cliffhangers – that’s Captain america 4 following? Do we have to wait three years for season 2 of Falcon? Does Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ Val assemble the Thunderbolts? Seriously, are there two shields: one belonging to John Walker and the other to Sam Wilson? All these questions, Spellman shook his head, saying, “I only know what Kevin [Feige] said.”

‘The Falcon And The Winter Soldier’ ​​Showrunner Malcolm Spellman Explains How #BlackLivesMatter And A Post-Thanos World Coincide In Marvel Series

What Spellman has been talking about is creating a definitive MCU series that doesn’t shy away from the social issues plaguing our world and how a newly christened Captain America like Sam navigates that landscape.

DEADLINE: The Flag Smashers’ raid on the RCMP at the start of the episode – was that foreknowledge before the January 6 Capitol riots?

MALCOLM SPELLMAN: I will not be humble in honoring our writers’ room. We were 100% foreknowledge, probably beyond that. This collective of people, it was not by chance. We have been called. This is one of the perks of having diverse people, especially black people in the writers’ room: you have a very different sense of the state of things. You are very aware of things. It was our collective. We were on point.

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DEADLINE: Sam’s speech to senators on the streets of Manhattan, what happened?

SPELLMAN: Blood, sweat and tears, my friend. We really wanted to make it an extremely human moment and showcase the true superpower of this new cap. What is as a black man, he’s forged into an identity that’s rooted around wrestling. And in the present day, people of all races, from whites to blacks to Asians to whatever; even those in the richest countries feel a sense of loss and struggle. And Sam, being black, has shorthand with wrestling, which means he’s got shorthand with everyone in the world. The mission statement was to make him convey this, to make him recognize the reality of what it means for him to be Cap without coating him in sugar, and to position himself as having a unique point of view as we go. as Captain advances. Anthony [Mackie] I spent a lot of time with me working on this speech, making sure he was going to feel good when he said it. And, of course, one of the big innovations that came out of it, I think it came from Anthony, was to keep him from feeling like he was talking to cameras; use the senator as a target for what he is talking about. Even though he talks to the world, he talks to this senator, and that made Anthony play a lot of honesty.

DEADLINE: Has anything been left out of this speech?

SPELLMAN: I do not think so. It’s a long time. We always knew it was going to end there. No matter how many times we changed the series, we knew his Cap moment was going to be this one.

(LR): Eli Bradley (Elijah Richardson) and Isaiah Bradley (Carl Lumbly)
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DEADLINE: Has there been any discussion of further reparations to be made to former Black Captain America, Isaiah Bradley? The Smithsonian’s honor is fine, but he’s a man who has had 30 years of his life taken from him. And then the whole Smithsonian scene is juxtaposed with Sharon Carter’s forgiveness, which is a flashy fanfare. She has an audience.

SPELLMAN: We didn’t want to be dishonest. And the truth is, he won’t get them. What Sam had to go through to get this statue up was probably all he had to shoot. It’s not a reality in any universe, be it MCU or this universe, it just isn’t.

DEADLINE: When it comes to the show’s degree of whimsy and foreknowledge, is there ever a concern of tripping over things the wrong way?

SPELLMAN: Yeah, and you worry about who you’re going to trigger and at the end of the day we had a rare opportunity where these characters all embody some really prescient conversations going on whether you’re in a red state, blue state, or another. country. These characters all embody the shit we’re talking about right now, and the truth is, we had to give that up. We had to let go of our worries because these characters have come to life in such a way, and we embody these subjects so much, that we would do a disservice to tiptoe around them where you hope you get there. That’s all you should put in it and then let it rip.

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DEADLINE: Regarding John Walker, Val has told him the shield is in a “gray area” meaning the government cannot take it away from him. In Episode 5, he is dressed by a government committee for killing the Flag Smasher in public. But then he arrives to fight at the start of Episode 6 in his full Captain America costume. Did the government take nothing away from him?

SPELLMAN: I would say this: I would say he paid a huge personal toll, and I would say people like that don’t pay a bigger toll. Think who John Walker is. Do I feel like I’m telling the truth when I say that a person like that who is court martialed and gets a less than honorable release would be devastated? And then go lie to Lemar’s family about who he murdered? It’s a brutal personal toll. As far as system liability goes, I don’t know, man, when is that happening?

DEADLINE: They were supposed to take off his shield, they were supposed to take off his costume.

SPELLMAN: But when does this happen to people like him? You can’t be wrong when telling the story.

DEADLINE: There is a great retort Isaiah Bradley has when speaking to Sam: “You are not Malcolm, Martin or Mandela”.

SPELLMAN: We were really proud of that one. These characters are black and the writers are largely black. The way they riff; I loved it because it was like what an OG would say. I was proud that this line appeared on the show and raised the bar higher. Sam knows what these men meant. He’s not going to argue with Isaiah about this one.

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DEADLINE: Sharon Carter as Power Broker – Can you explain why the Power Broker would allow Super Serum Architect Nagle to be shot and lead Sam and Bucky – guys trying to stop the serum – straight in Nagle?

SPELLMAN: You are very presumptuous about what you know about the energy broker, and you take responsibility for the motivations of the energy broker. I can’t say where it will go.

DEADLINE: You were going to tell us what your original pitch was for the show, can you explain it to us?

SPELLMAN: I can not. I can only hope that one day I can do it as a series of books.

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