Falcon & Winter Soldier Stars Address Whether Bucky Can Be Redeemed


Bucky’s past has haunted him for quite some time. He appeared as Steve Rogers’ friend and ally inĀ Captain America: The First AvengerĀ before popping up again inĀ Captain America: The Winter SoldierĀ as a world-renowned assassin. It’s revealed that Bucky’s violent actions were the result of significant brain washing, but that still does not free Bucky from the guilt he feels about what he’s done.Ā The Falcon and the Winter SoldierĀ will be diving into some hefty themes, and the exploration of Bucky’s trauma seems like it will coincide with the global trauma from the Blip.

This exploration of trauma seems to be a recurring theme for Marvel in a post-Blip Phase 4.Ā WandaVisionĀ similarly explored grief and trauma through the eyes of Wanda Maximoff, and it’s ultimately a good thing Marvel isn’t just moving on from the past with the end of the Infinity Saga.Ā The Falcon and the Winter SoldierĀ seems to be a return to the grounded, character driven stories from the beginning of the MCU. Before it goes on to break open the Multiverse in future projects, it’s a smart move to sit with its characters and reveal what drives them before bringing them all together again to fight another Thanos-level threat.

Originally from https://screenrant.com/falcon-winter-soldier-show-bucky-barnes-villain-redemption/

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