‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’: Clé Bennett Joins Cast of Disney+ Miniseries, Likely Playing Battlestar
Another mystery has been solved regarding the Marvel Studios series ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.’ Clé Bennett is the cast member that has been shown in both the Disney+ Big Game TV spot and today’s set photo.
Sebastian Stan, who plays the Winter Soldier, posted a picture of himself with Anthony Mackie (The Falcon), Wyatt Russell (John Walker), and Clé Bennett:
It took some sleuthing to identify him, but we finally figured it out. Bennett was recently in two Amazon shows: the second season of ‘The Tick’ and the final season of ‘The Man in the High Castle.’ He was also in ‘Jigsaw,’ the eighth film in the ‘Saw’ franchise. Other credits include ABC’s ‘Rookie Blue,’ NBC’s ‘Heroes Reborn,’ and Showtime’s ‘Homeland.’
Bennett is likely playing Battlestar, aka Lemar Hoskins. Murphy’s Multiverse reported that the character would appear in the series back in November, citing set pictures that revealed Hoskins Family Flowers. The character of Battlestar is an Army supersoldier who is a longtime associate of John Walker. When John Walker becomes the government-selected Captain America, he chooses Hoskins to become his “Bucky,” his sidekick. Because the word “buck” has racial connotations, Hoskins later rebrands himself as Battlestar.
Moreover, Daniel Brühl will once again play Zemo, while Emily VanCamp is back to play Sharon Carter/Agent 13. Additionally, Desmond Chiam, Miki Ishikawa, Noah Mills, and Carl Lumbly all have undisclosed roles.
As mentioned before, ‘Black Mirror: Playtest’ and ‘Overlord’ actor Wyatt Russell will portray John Walker, aka U.S. Agent. In the comics, U.S. Agent has been a part of the Thunderbolts and the Dark Avengers. This could very well open the door for the same to happen in the MCU.
In Fatman Beyond, writer-director Kevin Smith discussed the possibility of the U.S. government not approving of Sam Wilson as Captain America. Thus, enter U.S. Agent, who serves as a conservative analogue for Captain America and could possibly be the government’s sanctioned hero.
Further, the premise of the show is below:
“Following the events of ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ Sam Wilson, aka The Falcon (Mackie), and Bucky Barnes, aka The Winter Soldier (Stan), team up in a global adventure that tests their abilities—and their patience—in this upcoming miniseries.”
Director Kari Skogland (‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ ‘The Punisher’) will helm all six episodes. Malcolm Spellman (‘Our Family Wedding,’ ‘Empire’) serves as showrunner. ‘John Wick’ trilogy scribe Derek Kolstad and ‘Truth Be Told’s Michael Kastelein are also in the writers’ room.
Crew members include cinematographer P.J. Dillon (‘Vikings,’ ‘Game of Thrones’), ‘Avengers: Endgame’ production designer Ray Chan, second unit director Paul Jennings (‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E.,’ ‘Rampage’), and ‘Ant-Man’ alum Shane Habberstad as stunt coordinator. Michael Crow (‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,’ ‘Avengers: Infinity War’) and Eric Daman (‘Love, Simon,’ ‘Billions’) serve as costume designers.
Meanwhile, filming is still underway in Atlanta, Georgia.
‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ will premiere this August, on the Disney+ streaming service.