The Falcon and the Winter Soldier episode 5 spoilers observe.
Falcon and the Winter Soldier author Malcolm Spellman promised (by way of Comicbook.com) that episode 5 would be the one which makes followers "cry." And he wasn't flawed both.
There have been a whole lot of feels within the present's penultimate episode, however what had us crying for pleasure wasn't any of those deeper emotional beats. It was the shock arrival of a brand-new villain who simply so occurs to be an eleven-time Emmy award winner who's about to vary the MCU perpetually.
Following final week's violent cliffhanger, episode 5 appeared to wrap up John Walker's story fairly shortly. Sam and Bucky crew as much as give him a beat down, which feels a bit hypocritical given how usually they've killed individuals too, however perhaps it is totally different when the cameras are rolling...
The federal government then calls their Tremendous Soldier in for a trial the place John is pressured to surrender his function as the brand new Captain America. Balking on the injustice of all of it, Walker appears misplaced and prepared to surrender. However then he receives a shock go to from Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine, a brand new impressively named character who's performed by none aside from Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
This got here as a shock to us too, and never simply because Marvel stored her involvement underneath wraps. Julia is a comedy icon whose work within the likes of Seinfeld, Veep and Arrested Growth is the stuff of legend. Did we point out she's received eleven Emmys?
Provided that she's veered away from style work up to now, Julia was the final particular person we anticipated to see pop up in Marvel's newest Disney+ present, however right here we're! And it seems we'll quickly be seeing much more of her too...
After we first meet Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine, she reassures John Walker that his actions aren't as misguided as the federal government would have him imagine. "These guys in ties have this entire factor to guard," however what she's actually eager about is John himself.
As Julia's character factors out, taking the Tremendous Soldier serum has made the disgraced Captain America "very useful to sure individuals". Whereas Contessa would not reveal who these persons are precisely, she tells John to attend for her name on the matter earlier than declaring that Cap's protect would not actually belong to the federal government in any respect.
These phrases plant a seed that involves fruition within the post-credits scene the place we see John create his personal protect, setting him up because the US Agent anti-hero we all know from the comics. Nevertheless, Julia's debut right here will even ripple out into the broader MCU, positioning Contessa as a significant character in future initiatives.
Self-importance Truthful experiences that this new Massive Dangerous was initially supposed to seem first in Black Widow, however quite a few delays impacted Marvel's operating order. Whereas we do not know but what her function in that movie will entail, Julia's character is predicated on a key comedian e book determine referred to as Madame Hydra, which means that Contessa might have skilled in the identical Soviet program as Black Widow, identical to she did within the comics.
With one episode of Winter Soldier to go, there are many paths Julia's character can take shifting ahead. May she become the mysterious Energy Dealer who's working in Madripoor? Madame Hydra does have ties to that metropolis within the comics, though Sharon Carter has been appearing suspiciously too.
Contessa has additionally assembled groups of her personal up to now, very like her comic-book love curiosity Nick Fury. Bearing that point out of The Raft in thoughts, may her newfound relationship with John Walker kickstart a brand new "superhero" crew known as the Thunderbolts?
Within the comics, the Thunderbolts had been a bunch of villains who pretended to be heroes earlier than finally reforming. The tremendous villain Raft jail is tied to the crew they usually occurred to be led by none aside from Zemo himself, a key determine in Winter Soldier.
No matter occurs, Self-importance Truthful's report actually means that Julia Louis-Dreyfus will quickly be enjoying a a lot bigger function within the MCU. Past her upcoming look in Black Widow, do not be shocked if she takes centre stage alongside Nick Fury in Secret Invasion the place we will solely assume she'll win her twelfth Emmy.
From: Digital Spy