‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ may be on hiatus while the COVID-19 lockdown prevents studios from filming, but that hasn’t stopped leakers from sharing some behind-the-scenes content. Murphy’s Multiverse has released some on-set photos from ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ which detail the backdrop of Madripoor, including the comics locations of Stinger’s Strip House - one of Nick Fury’s safe houses, and the small brawling spot Brass Monkey Saloon. Other photos show buildings, murals and markets within the fictional island. ’The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ was delayed along with other Disney+ projects in March due to the coronavirus pandemic; it’s uncertain when filming will recommence or how this will affect the release dates of the shows.
Madripoor, a small island in Southeast Asia, first appeared in Marvel comics in an issue of New Mutants in 1985. It has been characterized as a nation with great disparity between the wealthy and impoverished, and has been host to many international escapades for Marvel heroes due to its non-extradition policy. Previously posted photos had teased Madripoor‘s appearance in ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,‘ the nation previously being mentioned in ‘The Avengers‘ but not having any major role until now.
‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier‘ is a television addition to the MCU. It will air on Disney+ along with other Marvel shows including ‘WandaVision,‘ ‘Loki,‘ and ‘What If..?‘ The series is directed by Kari Skogland, and stars Anthony Mackie as the Falcon aka Sam Wilson and Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes aka the Winter Soldier. Others actors involved include Daniel Brühl as Zemo and Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter. All four have previously been photographed on set.