Awards committees are famously anti-superhero movie when it comes time to pass out nominations — the brilliant Dark Knight trilogy received only eight Oscar nominations in total and none for Best Picture, Best Director or Best Actor — but Marvel’s fourth and possibly final Avengers movie (at least as we have come to know Earth’s Mightiest Heroes) did manage to snag a Grammy nomination for composer Alan Silvestri‘s work in the Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media.
The 62nd Grammy Awards will be televised on CBS on January 26, 2020.
Congratulations to Marvel Studios' #AvengersEndgame and composer Alan Silvestri (@silvestrimusic) on the Grammy nomination in the Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media category! #GRAMMYs https://t.co/DK2hPq9ITF
— The Avengers (@Avengers) November 20, 2019
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
When Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) handed his iconic red-white-and-blue shield to Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) at the end of Avengers: Endgame, it was assumed that Wilson would be dropping his Falcon alter-ego to become the new Captain America, just as the comic book version of the character did during a storyline in which Rogers’ super soldier serum stopped working. It looks like we’ll be getting something a bit more complicated than a simple “passing of the torch” tale in the new Disney+ series, at least, as the U.S. Army has anything to say about it, that is.
The new Diseny+ documentary Marvel Studios: Expanding the Universe offers a 12-minute sneak peek behind the scenes of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, revealing some new costume designs and introducing us to John Walker (Wyatt Russell), a character from the comic books who received super powers from a black market dealer and used them to become first the patriotic-themed villain Super-Patriot and then the hero U.S. Agent. It’s unclear whether Walker will portray one of those characters or usurp the identity of Captain America away from Wilson, who is probably still considered by the government to be a security risk for siding with Rogers against Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.) during the events in Captain America: Civil War.
The series will also see the return of Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter, SHIELD agent and grandniece of Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell), and Daniel Bruhl as Helmut Zemo, the Sokovian terrorist who worked behind the scenes to instigate the rift between Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) and Rogers in Civil War, this time sporting a comic-inspired purple mask.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is slated to debut on Disney+ in Fall 2020.
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