As the second Marvel Disney+ show and the next entry in the MCU, there was a lot riding on The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. After all, it's not only the next step in evolving the universe, but it's the first appearance of a new Captain America.
As an important second step for Phase 4 of the MCU, did Falcon and the Winter Soldier live up to the hype? Well, after a bit of negative criticism, the critics have decided that it was a great inclusion to the MCU.
Falcon and the Winter Soldier Rotten Tomatoes
Following the release of Falcon and the Winter Soldier Episode 6, the Rotten Tomatoes score plummeted. Early reviews stated that the show “ended with a whimper" with the two leads being criminally underutilised. One review claimed the show was unbalanced with half of it being great and the other half being missed potential.
However, after a few days, the remainder of critic reviews have released. While they're not overwhelmingly positive, they're positive enough. It's still generally seen as an “untidy" show, but the prominence of Anthony Mackie as Captain America seems to be shining through. Additionally, the scenes with Isaiah Bradley lead to a satisfying enough finale.
Overall, Falcon and the Winter Soldier is now a Certified Fresh show on Rotten Tomatoes. While the show has only been reviewed by 14 outlets, it's enough to give the show 88% on the ratings website. For comparison, WandaVision currently sits at 92%.
Season 2 when?
Marvel have not confirmed if a Falcon and the Winter Soldier season 2 will be a reality. While many would love to see the two heroes return to Disney+, there's not currently any plans. Perhaps a second season could be made if demand is high enough. However, Disney already has a tonne of Marvel content already in production for Disney+. If a season 2 was to happen, it wouldn't have the same name. After all, Falcon is now Captain America. As the finale states as the credits roll, the show is now Captain America and the Winter Soldier.