Shockwaves haven’t even died down since WandaVision wrapped and yet Marvel is hitting us with a new show before we have time to process everything.
I’m not mad, on the contrary, I’m simply commenting on the one-two punch.
The Falcon & The Winter Soldier is streaming on Disney+ from March 19th, and it’s following a similar rollout as WandaVision – an episode every week for six weeks. I’ve truly missed the weekly drops, it feels like everyone’s watching the same thing in unison again. Perhaps water cooler chats will come roaring back.
In true Marvel fashion, the actual plot of The Falcon & The Winter Soldier is being kept purposely mysterious, however, we do know that it will follow on from their brief interaction at the end of Avengers: Endgame.
Refresh your memories with the trailer below:
So, now that The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, as well as Wanda and Vision, have officially teamed up – reluctantly or otherwise – we thought it’d make for an intriguing hypothetical to pair up some other Marvel characters.
Some of the matches are quite farfetched, but that’s the fun – no one knows what Marvel’s going to do next, so anything’s possible.
Agatha & Black Widow
I’m perhaps the remaining WandaVision fan who still hasn’t seen the last episode (I’m trying to drag the experience out for as long as humanly possible), so I may be way off-base with this potential Agatha X Black Widow crossover, but my word would I love to see it happen.
If Black Widow ever wanted to get back into the spy game, what better companion than Agatha? They’d be an unstoppable force, even in Russia.
Spider-Man & Shuri
There are no two Marvel characters cheekier than Shuri and Spider-Man.
Creating a storyline where they find themselves in the same movie together (Spider-Man: Far From Wakanda?) would be utter chaos, as I can’t imagine anyone being about to rein the two in.
Which, to me, is the whole point. I want unsupervised shenanigans and I want them now. Even Aunt May would be useless in this situation.
Quicksilver & Vision
Again, I haven’t seen the last episode of WandaVision, so I can’t exactly call this a spoiler or not, but I am aware that Vision and Quicksilver are technically dead, right? Right?
Now, what if an entire movie or TV show was set in the MCU’s afterlife, whatever that may be? Imagine all of the dead* superheroes having to fight their own battles against whatever villains have also died?
Just something to think about.
Maria Hill & Ant-Man
Young me always thought Evangeline Lilly (Wasp) and Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill) had an eery familiarity about them – similar features and a similar straight-down-the-line persona.
I would absolutely love to see Wasp and the Deputy Director of S.H.I.E.L.D team up with Ant-Man, purely to see how long they put up with Ant-Man’s shenanigans before calling him out on it.
Thor & Star-Lord
My arms are itching for Guardians of Ragnarok solely to see Thor and Star-Lord mess around onscreen for two-plus hours. A battle of the Chrises, if you will.
If Marvel ever wanted to throw together a movie that is 70% improv, I guarantee you will get 24-karat gold if you put Hemsworth and Pratt together to riff.
I don’t even care what the storyline would be about – just throw in a few action sequences to break up the improv and I’ll be there with bells on.
While we wait for these potential crossovers to never happen, be sure to check out The Falcon & The Winter Soldier when it hits Disney+ on March 19th.Image: The Falcon & The Winter Soldier