Director Kari Skogland
is a little relieved to have her Disney+
series, “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
,” completed — now she can actually talk about its complexities free from the fear of spoiling anything. “Obviously with any creative project you never know how it’s going to land,” Skogland said in an interview with IndieWire
. The show’s themes, including racism and systemic inequality, were always going to be tough for a Marvel series to tackle, but Skogland is satisfied at the end of the day.
Skogland believes that with the one-two punch of the pandemic and the Black Lives Matter protests of the last year the series only becomes more poignant. “From very early on we were in this conversation. We were in a racially charged, emotional conversation about not just racism [and] intolerance, but justice and elitism,” she said.
Having Anthony Mackie
’s Sam Wilson give a speech about