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Report: Marvel developing limited series with Falcon and The Winter Solider for upcoming Disney streaming service

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Oct 30, 2018

It looks like Falcon and The Winter Soldier could be joining forces once again, this time on the small screen.

According to a report from Variety, Empire writer Malcolm Spellman has been contacted by Disney to pen a limited series for the company's upcoming streaming service, Disney Play. This would be the first rumored Marvel series to land a writer.

Sebastian Stan first appeared as Bucky Barnes in the MCU in 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger as one of Cap's Howling Commandos — and Steve Rogers' best friend. Anthony Mackie's Falcon showed up for the sequel, where Barnes, thought to have been killed in battle, had become the titular Winter Soldier. 

Though they were originally at odds, Barnes has struggled to overcome decades of brainwashing and regain his identity. By the time Captain America: Civil War rolled around, the two fought alongside one another. In fact, the pair's chemistry was first really evident as they faced off against Spider-Man in the film's climactic airport battle. 

Both characters also met their fates at the hand of Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War earlier this year, and are expected to return for the upcoming Avengers 4

This news comes just weeks after the one-two punch of Netflix canceling both Luke Cage and Iron Fist after their respective sophomore seasons. But unlike Netflix's own corner of the MCU, this new round of Disney Play series will play directly into the main continuity, with Marvel Studios' boss Kevin Feige at the helm. 

Tom Hiddleston's Loki and Elizabeth Olsen's Scarlet Witch have also made headlines with news of standalone series of their own (neither of which made it out alive of Infinity War either — just saying). The idea is to give eight-episode runs to MCU characters who are less likely to get solo films. 

If that's the case, maybe they'll finally find a home for another Hulk outing all by his lonesome when Disney Play launches sometime in late 2019. 


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