The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will be the first Phase 4 property in the MCU to be set squarely in the real world, and fans clearly want to find out what lies ahead for the two Marvel heroes. Even for how much success The Mandalorian has had since it debuted in November 2019, the fact that the hype is so much higher statistically for the MCU’s second Disney+ series is staggering.
According to a new report from TV Time, via ComicBook.com, viewer anticipation for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier about 40 days from its release is around 200% of what The Mandalorian’s hype was at the same pre-release interval. Additionally, five weeks before its release, the numbers for anticipation are about 43% higher than they were five weeks before WandaVision.
The chart below tracks the quantified viewer anticipation for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, The Mandalorian, and WandaVision versus days from release.
There are so many unique questions that need answers when Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan return to the MCU, and this series should address plenty of them. What are the fall-outs from the Sokovia Accords? Who is the real Captain America? Will Sam Wilson take over the mantle? What are the world and universe dealing with after both The Snap and The Blip?