Marvel Studios unveiled its highly anticipated slate for Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe at Comic-Con international in San Diego. Not only did the studio confirm a whole bevy of new films, it also unveiled its plans for the television series that will air on the upcoming Disney+ streaming service, including The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige confirmed Falcon and Winter Soldier will arrive in 2020. More was revealed about the series when stars Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie took the stage, but they were interrupted by actor Daniel Brühl, who appeared at the panel as Captain America: Civil War villain Zemo via video transmission.
"I simply wanted to say hello to some old friends," the character said in the video. "Gentlemen, I’ll be seeing you very soon." Then, Zemo put on his iconic purple mask.
This short video confirms that, in the upcoming Disney+ series, Zemo will return with his comic book mask. The character first debuted in 2016’s Civil War, as the instigator of the dispute between Steve Rogers and Tony Stark. When last we saw him, Zemo was taken prisoner, supervised by Everett Ross.
In the comic books, Baron Zemo is one of Captain America’s recurring foes. The character always appears with his purple, sock-like mask, something that fans desperately wanted to see in his live action debut. Thankfully, he will now return to the MCU with an appearance faithful to the comics.
The Disney+ streaming service will launch this November. Directed by Kari Skogland, Falcon and the Winter Soldier stars Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan and will be released on Disney+. The series will hit the streaming service in Fall 2020.