HN Entertainment has learned that the upcoming Disney+ series from Marvel Studios titled The Falcon and The Winter Soldier is going to have some sort of massive viral threat in the series.

Whether this is Virus X or the Madbomb or something else remains to be seen, but something is going to put the population in peril and spread like a virus.

In 2016, the Russo Brothers revealed to EntertainmentWeekly that had Captain America: Civil War not worked out with landing Robert Downey Jr. they would have used the Madbomb story from the comics for the third Captain America film.

ANTHONY RUSSO: “There was a period where we did discuss a third act that revolved around the Madbomb from Cap mythology.”

“It didn’t have anything to do with Civil War, and if we couldn’t get Downey — in the very, very early conversations before we nailed him — somebody pitched the idea of a third-act that revolved around the Madbomb, which makes people crazy. It almost like zombifies them — but not literally.”

“The charm of the Madbomb is that you turn hordes of people into berserkers. That was the physical challenge that Cap and company would have had to face.”

It’s possible that Cap story could carry over to the Disney+ series and might be retrofitted to become a virus instead of a device.

In the comics, it was an A-bomb-like device that came in different sizes and used sonic waves instead of radiation blasts to cause its devastation. It didn’t demolish buildings — it wrecked the minds of everyone in proximity, turning them into a mindless zombie mass, although its victims were still alive and just violently out of their minds rather than undead.

Biological weapons have been teased in the past as Crossbones tried to get his hands on a biological agent in Nigeria during the opening sequence of Captain America: The Civil War.

Filming will take place in Atlanta, Georgia under the working title Tag Team.

The series directed by Kari Skogland will star Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson/Falcon/Captain America, Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier, Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter/Agent 13, Daniel Bruhl as Zemo, and Wyatt Russell as John Walker aka U.S. Agent.

John Wick creator Derek Kolstad and Empire’s Malcolm Spellman on working on the scripts.

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier will begin airing on Disney+ in the fall of 2020.


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