Another Marvel Cinematic Universe series is just around the corner in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which will continue the story of the titular characters and show what the world at large became after the events of Avengers: Endgame changed the status of the series.
With the characters having been absent onscreen for such a long time, and the series hyped in the interim, fans have had the time to speculate the storylines that might show up here. To this end, there are theories that have been so well-thought that they are perfect to be incorporated. On the other hand, some are so outlandish that it’s very difficult to see them coming true.
According to this theory, the Red Skull hasn’t changed his malevolent ways from Captain America: The First Avenger (which some consider an abandoned storyline by now). The theory considers the Red Skull to be behind the events of the TV series after returning from Vormir.
What’s not good about this idea is that it’s a huge backtrack for the MCU, as returning the Red Skull to the series will mean that the Falcon and The Winter Soldier will only be getting a recycled villain rather than someone who can truly challenge them. Not to mention Vormir was never connected to these two characters so it would be completely out of the left field.
There are several things fans already know about the series so far, with one of them being the presence of John Walker, a U.S. Agent who is the replacement of Captain America. This theory considers the possibility of Walker actually being a bad guy all along and looking for Captain America’s shield.
It’s a valid theory since Walker might not like the fact that Steve had chosen Sam to be the next Captain America. He might desire it for himself. Walker being an evil version is a far better way to go.
As far as far-fetched theories go, this one might just be beyond comprehension. According to this theory, Zemo is actually a good guy of sorts who wants to take down the Flag-Smashers and has employed Falcon and The Winter Soldier as his henchmen.
Considering Zemo’s characterization in the comics, it seems virtually impossible for him to be revealed as the protagonist or for the Winter Soldier to even consider working for him. Especially since Zemo had framed him in Captain America: Civil War.