The big question about The Falcon and the Winter Soldier... is [SPOILERS] dead??
Week one of six weeks of heavy Marvel theorising has begun!
If you're anything like us this morning, then you followed through with the same Friday morning routine that we had during the run of WandaVision, and got up earlier than usual to catch the first episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
Primarily because you (like us) were too excited to wait until after work, but also because navigating the entire day on the internet without any spoilers is going to be next to impossible.
So we're assuming, considering that headline, you've both seen the episode and are ready to talk about that redacted question above?
Okay... deep breath... while we try not to cry...
Is Steve Rogers dead??
We know that FAWS takes place six months after the events of Avengers: Endgame, where we saw Old Man Rogers - having gone back in time, put the Infinity Stones in their rightful places and then lived the happy life with Peggy Carter he never got to have first time around - pass the shield, and the Captain America mantle, on to Sam Wilson, aka Falcon.
Near the start of the first episode of the new Disney+ show, we see Sam give up the shield and the title, and give it on to the government, who house it in the Smithsonian museum, right in the middle of that Steve Rogers exhibit in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
We know, by the end of the episode, that the shield doesn't stay there for very long (more on that soon!), but is it weird that they're discussing his shield and his legacy... with him not present? So did he die? Or did he simply keep his do-over life pretty much a secret from the government so he could be left in peace?
We didn't spot a Death Date anywhere in the exhibition, but there was A LOT of background information in that scene, so if there is something we missed, be sure to let us know by tweeting us @BigReviewski.
Of course, this is just one of the many, many questions we ask in the the first episode of our new show TBR Spotlight, which will focus exclusively on The Falcon and the Winter Soldier throughout its six-week run, and is available to listen to right here:
Meanwhile, presuming you've now watched the first episode of Disney+'s show and listened to our breakdown, the second episode of both The Falcon and The Winter Soldier and TBR Spotlight will be available on Friday, 26 March.
Clip via Marvel Entertainment