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Falcon and the Winter Soldier and How Marvel Keeps Its Secrets

The Marvel Cinematic Universe and its fans may all be one big, happy, extended family — according to the exciting new sizzle reel that Marvel Studios released to the world on May 3 — but that doesn’t mean that, like every family, they don’t have their secrets as well. We’re not talking about the secrets that Marvel keeps from us, the public, and the press; we know that Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige is the master of the...

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Defining “The Bane Problem” in ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’

Marvel’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is a series that really immerses itself in contemporary sociopolitical issues, namely racism and American policing. As superheroes have become increasingly ubiquitous as a genre and directors seek to fictionalize complex and multifaceted real-life matters,  “The Bane Problem” is something that media-savvy viewers will want to keep in mind, from the narratives it cultivates to the eerie...