The Falcon and the Winter Soldier has been one of the most popular shows of 2021. Streaming on Disney+, the show aired its season finale on April 23, leaving many Marvel fans speculating on what will come next.
One of the biggest questions regarding The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is the future of Bucky Barnes, who is played by Sebastian Stan. At the conclusion of the season finale, a title card read ‘Captain America and the Winter Soldier’, which let viewers know that Anthony Mackie was stepping into the role of Captain America.
However, according to show creator Malcolm Spellman, the title card shown in an unused cut would’ve let viewers know what’s in store for Bucky Barnes.
The closing title card for ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ was almost completely different
Sebastian Stan, the actor who plays Bucky Barnes a.k.a. the Winter Soldier| Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic
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Spellman talked about the unseen title card during a recent interview with the Hollywood Reporter. According to Spellman, the card was meant to unveil Bucky Barnes’ transition to the White Wolf.
“I got to see that moniker [White Wolf] in watching one of the cuts, and man, it really affected me emotionally. The reason [the closing title card] still says The Winter Soldier is solely based on Marvel feeling like they needed to keep some of the original title in there to land that feeling. I don’t think it had anything to do with where Bucky is going or how Bucky evolved as a character. I think that they felt like if they went too far away from the original title, you wouldn’t feel the impact of those words. But I’m speculating here.”
He doesn’t want people to read too deeply into the show’s end title
In a separate interview with ComicBook.com, Spellman expressed a desire for viewers not to read too deeply into the title card they saw.
“I hope people will forget that end title card as being an indicator of a commitment from Marvel,” Spellman said. “I think he has slayed that dragon, personally, and I don’t think I’ll be in trouble for that. So when Bucky enters the series, he’s never ever shaken what he believes, which is, ‘I remember everyone, murders, which means that part of me …
Source:: Showbiz Cheat Sheet