15 Behind-The-Scenes Facts About The Falcon and The Winter Soldier

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier might’ve gotten mixed reviews but one thing every fan and critic can agree on is that Daniel Brühl as Zemo is a damn treasure. Brühl didn't just turn out a great performance, but he also improvised several fan-favorite Zemo moments.

Let’s take a look at that and a few other behind-the-scenes stories from the show:


BEHIND-THE-SCENESE FACTS DANIEL BRUHL IMPROVISED ZEMO'S DANCE. THE FALCON WINTER SOLDIER The actor revealed that the dance that set the internet on fire wasn't in the script. Bruhl thought the character would be itching to let off some steam after rotting in prison for so long.



BEHIND-THE-SCENESE FACTS WYATT RUSSELL AUDITIONED FOR CAPTAIN AMERICA. THE FALCON WINTER SOLDIER Russell's first-ever movie audition was for the role of Steve Rogers in 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger.



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 THE AVENGERS' SALARY CAUSED A COMMOTION AT MARVEL STUDIOS. THEFALCON WINTER SOLDIER Creator Malcolm Spellman says the discussion about how much the Avengers get paid triggered everybody at Marvel. Kevin Feige and other Marvel higher-ups all wanted to have input on the scene.



BEHIND-THE-SCENESE FACTS CONTESSA WASN'T SUPPOSED TO DEBUT ON THE SHOW. THE FALCON WINTER SOLDIER Julia ouis-Dreyfus was supposed to debut as Contessa Valentina Allegra de la Fontaine in Black Widow. However, due to delays, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier ended up coming out before the movie.

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BEHIND-THE-SCENESp FACTS WYATT RUSSELL'S REACTION TO HIS NEW SUIT WAS GENUINE. THE FALCON WINTER SOLDIER Russell says that he wasn't that impressed with the U.S. Agent suit after first seeing it but that he felt like a kid on Christmas once he put it on. His genuine reaction to wearing

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BEHIND-THE-SCENESp FACTS THE SHOW PURPOSELY TOOK A STEP BACK FROM USING WEAPONS. THE FALCON WINTER SOLDIER Director Kari Skogland decided to reduce the use of weaponry on the show because she wanted each action sequence to have its own unique DNA at its core.'

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BEHIND-THE-SCENESFACTS JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS'S INVOLVEMENT WAS TOP SECRET. THEFALCON WINTER SOLDIER Dreyfus's involvement was such a secret that even stars like Wyatt Russell didn't know about it until the day of shooting. The actress had to wear a giant cloak whenever she'd come to the set.

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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-SCENES FACTS IT WAS DISNEY +'S BIGGEST PREMIERE. MARVEL STUOIOS THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER Disney+ Original Series Streaming March 19 The first episode set record viewership for the streaming service, beating out WandaVision and both seasons of The Mandalorian.



BEHIND-THE-SCENESE FACTS JOHN WALKER'S WINK WAS IMPROVISED. A THE FALCON WINTER SOLDIER Director Kari Skogland says Walker's nefarious wink at the end of episode one was Wyatt Russell's idea.



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-SCENESp FACTS THE CHIN STROKE SURPRISED SEBASTIAN STAN. THEFALCON WINTER SOLDIER According to Daniel Bruhl, the moment wasn't planned and Stan was barely able to keep a straight face during the scene.



BEHIND-THE-SCENESE FACTS BEN BARNES WAS ALMOST ON THE SHOW. ARVEL THEFALCON WINTER SOLOIER Barnes revealed that director Kari Skogland approached him for a role on the show. He was forced to turn down the offer due to prior commitments to Netflix's Shadow and Bone.



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.