The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is now two episodes in, and Marvel Cinematic Universe fans have been loving the journey. The series premiered only two weeks after WandaVision came to an end, and the two shows could not be more different. WandaVision's homage to classic sitcoms made it the perfect show to be released in a week-to-week format, and many have wondered if The Falcon and the Winter Soldier would feel the same. During a recent chat with Rotten Tomatoes TV, director Kari Skogland did say the show feels like a six-hour movie but also thinks they cut the show up at the perfect moments.
"Well, it's interesting, because you want to leave the audience sort of breathless, so we made it like a movie. If you watched all six together, it will feel like a six-hour movie," Skogland explained. "So, it's cohesive that way, but then we kind of sliced it up at the perfect moments where you're standing going, 'What now?! Wow.' So, obviously, it's worth waiting for the week. Hopefully, people will feel that way. We were very conscious how we left each episode. What will be interesting is, with the anticipation each week, and the conversations, is really fun to see the engagement, which I'm thrilled about. Hopefully, we're as lucky [as WandaVision] in terms of just talking."
"Oh well, listen, I hope we come close to what they accomplished. It's fantastic," Skogland shared. "So, I mean, I don't know if I feel the pressure so much. We're very different stories, of course, and very different characters. Let's hope we keep the train rolling."
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier's first two episodes are now streaming on Disney+ with new episodes dropping on Fridays. The rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's 2021 line-up includes Loki premiering on Disney+ on June 11th, Black Widow in theatres and on Disney+ Premier Access on July 9th, What If... on Disney+ this summer, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings in theatres on September 3rd, Eternals in theatres on November 5th, Hawkeye and Ms. Marvel coming to Disney+ later in the year, and Marvel's Spider-Man: No Way Home in theatres on December 17th.
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