An eagle-eyed Eternals fan caught a sly Falcon and the Winter Soldier Easter egg in the film. Now, the MCU is known for a lot of crossing over, and it is ultimately moments like this that end up reminding you that it actually is just one world with one big shared group of people around. On Reddit, user KostisPat27 went on to notice that the Global Repatriation Council from the Disney+ series is still around the corner. In The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, the GRC is a huge coalition of world governments that are helping in giving aid to people that were displaced by The Blip.
However, they weren’t really doing a wonderful job at it, which led to the Flag Smashers becoming a force online. Sam Wilson’s huge moment at the climax of the series was to get world leaders to know and recognize that they needed to be listening to those they serve rather than forging ahead without hearing the populace.
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Marvel Studios: Assembled was dived into the world of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier this past year. During the special was aired, showrunner Malcolm Spellman opened up about how they went about the creation of the character of Karli Morgenthau. Erin Kellyman’s antagonist had quite a bone to pick with the GRC. However, they actually conceived of her as a hero.
“In construction of the character, we were like, ‘Let’s make her a kid.’ And, ‘Let’s make her tap into the spirit of how people feel today.’ And even though the pandemic hadn’t hit yet, that all just exacerbated a feeling folks were having. And if you’re Black, you’ve been having it your whole life, which is, the game is rigged, the people who are at the top are becoming irresponsible. We accept that the game is rigged, but now, they’re getting irresponsible in how much they’re taking from us, and people just have to push back. And we wrote Karli as a hero. She is a hero that goes bad,” Spellman said.
Kellyman herself talked to TVLine about her time as a Flag-Smasher. It seems like their struggles struck a chord with viewers. “The people who remained kind of came together and supported each other lot more because of the traumatic event — half of the population disappearing — and the borders were open, and people came together, and there was more unity,” she began. “That’s what she’s trying to replicate that again, but with everybody this time.”
“She thinks that she’s fighting for the people that go unheard and unseen, the displaced people, so she’s against what he’s fighting for,” Kellyman continued when talking about John Walker. “But also, he’s not her main focus. She has bigger priorities, and I think the main one is making sure that everybody that’s been affected by the Blip is safe and in warm places and have medical supplies and food to eat.”