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25th Mar 2021

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier director discusses those secrets in the closing credits

Rory Cashin

There was A LOT of information hidden in plain sight…

Marvel loves to tease us.

If you’ve watched WandaVision, then you know they’ve practically become masters of the art of teasing.

Anyone who has sat through a Marvel movie before will know that their end credits usually contain at least one scene which sets up a future movie, teasing out events that we won’t get to see play out for weeks or months, or even years.

While the first episode of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier didn’t actually have any mid or post-credits scenes, it turns out that there was actually a lot of information to be gleaned from the credits themselves.

On the first episode of TBR Spotlight: The Falcon and the Winter Soldier [LISTEN from 34.28 below], Rory and Eoghan break down their first big theory of the show:

While they may not reveal too much to anyone who isn’t schooled in the long, complicated history of Marvel comics, there are mentions of General Ross (William Hurt), last seen in Avengers: Endgame at the funeral scene, as well as the Power Broker (likely to be the series big baddie) and the fictional island of Madripoor, which we did a deep dive on recently.

JOE was lucky enough to chat to series director Kari Skogland about the end credits and the placement of the images in there, and we wanted to know if she was directly involved in their placement, if it was difficult to strike the balance of teasing just right and if the information they revealed actually relevant.

“Yes, yes, and yes!” she told us.

“We definitely had a conversation about it, we put lots of Easter Eggs in there. And I thought the credit sequence was amazing, didn’t you?

“We wanted to invoke the idea of ageing posters, over time. The comics and the posters, so that it had this feeling of things peeling away, and that we were peeling the onion.

“So that was the intention and I think they did an amazing job.”

Listen to our full interview with Skogland right here:

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