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Super Bowl trailer for Marvel's The Falcon and the Winter Soldier gets punchy

Sweet Jesus, this looks good.

Caitlin Petrakovitz Director of audience
Caitlin Petrakovitz studies the Marvel Cinematic Universe like it's a course in school, with an emphasis on the Infinity Saga years. As an audience expert, she rarely writes but when she does it's most certainly about Star Trek, Marvel, DC, Westworld, San Diego Comic-Con and great streaming properties. Or soccer, that's a thing she loves, too.
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This was last year's Super Bowl look at TF&TWS -- remember when we thought it would be the first Disney Plus original?

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Disney Plus treated Super Bowl viewers to a big new trailer for The Falcon and The Winter Soldier on Sunday, and March 19 can't come soon enough. Take a look below at Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie as the next best Marvel Cinematic Universe team-up, featuring friendly banter, competition and even a staring contest.

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will debut on Disney Plus with a six-episode run as part of the  MCU 's Phase 4, picking up after the events of Avengers: Endgame when Anthony Mackie's Sam Wilson, aka The Falcon, takes over the Captain America shield. Sebastian Stan returns as Bucky Barnes, aka The Winter Soldier, and the pair team up on a globe-trotting mission to take down an anarchist group called the Flag-Smashers.

Daniel Brühl will return as Baron Zemo, wearing his traditional purple mask from the comics, which we didn't see on the Sokovian terrorist in Captain America: Civil War. The new trailer sees Emily VanCamp in action as Sharon Carter, aka Peggy's niece, catching up with the former agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. since we last saw her in Civil War. Wyatt Russell is also set to appear as John F. Walker/US Agent, the US government's militaristic successor to Captain America.

Ahead of the Super Bowl, we also learned that Don Cheadle will make an appearance as James Rhodes, aka War Machine, who will have his own series in the coming years, too. The Falcon and Winter Soldier comes on the heels of WandaVision, which recently passed the halfway mark with a stunning cliff-hanger and still has three new episodes to come.

This year is chock full of MCU properties on the small screen after the coronavirus-related drought of 2020, including these confirmed series so far: Loki in May, the animated What If...? coming this summer, and both Ms. Marvel and Hawkeye confirmed for "late 2021." For more on upcoming series and movies , check out all of Disney's Investor Day announcements from December.

Here's the longer, first look we got during that presentation to hold you over till the series launch.

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