With four episodes of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier in the can and two to go, attention turns to the fall out from the last episodes ending scene and what might be coming in episode five. The interesting thing here is that show creator/head writer Malcolm Spellman talked to Comicbook.com almost a month ago and gave us something to look forward to with the next episode.
Spellman was asked which episode he was most excited for everyone to see, he responded by saying: “Hands down, five, it just gets real. And five, you’re going to cry.”
So now we know it’s going to be an emotional episode, but he also said: “There are characters in our series who I would love to see partnered with like – it’s a very, very grounded character — partnered with one of the big world-shakers like Thor or someone like that… The personality is so strong, it’s the episode five character. I’d love to see that character with Thor.”
Now, while it’s normal for speculation to run wild from this, it’s a good idea to try to keep that in check. Remember what happened with WandaVision. It seems SlashFilm, a usually reliable source, has gotten a bit more on the character Spellman was talking about. They say they “can confirm that this surprise character is not one that we’ve seen in the MCU before and not one who is primed to appear in an upcoming film. However, we have learned it is an existing Marvel Comics character who is played by a well-known performer. And this guest star must have knocked it out of the park for Spellman to hype up this upcoming episode so much.”
That really eliminates some characters but doesn’t really nail it down. Also they avoid using an identifying pronouns and even refer to the person as a “performer” and not specifically an actor. Could this be the Powerbroker? Or maybe someone tied to Isaiah Bradley? It’s a pretty safe bet that this is not a mutant or a member of the Fantastic Four. Could this be another character from Captain America’s supporting cast or rogues gallery?
We will find out in four days.