Ed Brubaker probably had no idea when he created The Winter Soldier as a teenager that the character would go on to appear in a slew of films and a TV program. Similarly, The Falcon altered a lot from the comics to the MCU, but whatever you think of these characters, the fans love them.

Yes, The Falcon has a Tony Stark flying gizmo replacement for his genuine trained bird, and yes, both The Winter Soldier and The Falcon now have Wakandan technology at their finger tips, but we're interested in both advancements. (We'll be even more invested when the Wakandans, disable The Falcon's outfit at 15,000 feet, like they did with The Winter Soldier's arm.)

Regardless, while The Falcon and the Winter Soldier received mixed reviews, both fans and critics can agree that Daniel Brühl's performance as Zemo is a treasure. Brühl not only delivered a fantastic performance, but he also improvised a few fan-favorite Zemo scenes.

Let's look at that, as well as a few other behind-the-scenes tales from the show:

BEHIND-THE-SCENESE FACTS ANTHONY MACKIE THOUGHT HE WAS GETTING FIRED. THEFALCON WINTER SOLDIER Mackie says that when Marvel called him in for a meeting after Avengers: Endgame, he googled his name for about 45 minutes to see if he said anything that would've gotten him fired. To his pleasant surprise, they


BEHIND-THE-SCENESE FACTS WYATT RUSSELL LIED ABOUT BEING A MARVEL FAN. THE FALCON WINTER SOLDIER Russell admits that he was never a comics guy growing up and that he pretended to be a knowledgable fan of the MCU during the auditioned process. He eventually came clean and asked the producers to


BEHIND-THE-SCENESp FACTS DESMOND CHIAM GOT EMOTIONAL HOLDING CAP'S SHIELD. THEFALCON WINTER SOLOIER Chiam says he was brought to tears when he got to hold the shield. Captain America was the actor's favorite superhero growing up and had a deep impact on his life.


BEHIND-THE-SCENES PFACTS CAPTAIN AMERICA 4 IS IN THE WORKS. THE FALCON WINTER SOLDIER After the series finale, Marvel announced that the next installment in the Captain America movie franchise was in the works with Malcolm Spellman, the show's creator, as the writer.


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