Following the success of WandaVision, Marvel’s Phase Four is in full swing. Coming next Friday, The Falcon and the Winter Solider becomes the next agenda on the studios’ slate of TV projects.
According to a new report from the New York Times, the six-episode series will run longer than WandaVision‘s nine-episode series:
“The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” consisting of six 45-to-55 minute episodes to be rolled out weekly, offers timely explorations into the nature of patriotism and extremism and the values of inclusivity, diversity and representation, set in a world striving for stability after a global catastrophe.”
Actor Anthony Mackie has previously compared the series to a six-to-eight hour movie with Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige correcting that statement with a “not quite 8 hours.”
Additionally, the embargo for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier has ended, allowing reviewers to share their initial impressions of the series’ first episode.
Umberto Gonzalez called the first episode “very cool” and teased a “surprise appearance:”
Eric Davis described the opener as “somber & dramatic” with a “Good mix of fights and story:”
Lastly, Kevin Polowy assures Marvel fans that the series will “help with WandaVision withdrawal:”
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier premieres next Friday, March 19 at 12:01 a.m. Pacific, or 3:01 a.m. Eastern on Disney+.