Warning: This article has spoilers for “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” Episode 3 — “The Power Broker.”
“The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” recently introduced a new location that has ties to the X-Men comic books.
What happened in Episode 3?
Episode 3 — titled “The Power Broker” — starts with Sam/Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky/Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) linking up with Zemo (Daniel Brühl) to search for the Super Soldier Serum, which has been giving people superhuman abilities.
- The trio ends up traveling across the world, including a brief spot in Madripoor, where they meet up with CIA Agent Sharon Carter (Emily VanCamp), who previously appeared in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and other Marvel projects.
What is Madripoor?
Madripoor is sort of a big deal with the Marvel comics. It’s an island in Southeast Asia that includes a “Hightown” and a “Lowtown,” which is exactly what happens in “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.” According to ComicBook.com, the city is a central location for plenty of Marvel storylines over the years.
- Specifically, the island has been heavily featured in the X-Men comic books.
- Prominent characters such as Madame Hydra, Daken and Mystique ruled the island.
Marvel teased Madripoor debut
Kevin Feige — president of Marvel Studios — recently told “Entertainment Weekly” that we would see a location that hadn’t been available to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Madripoor used to be in the X-Men comics, which means it was a part of the 21st Century Fox studios.
- “There’s a setting in particular that people have already glimpsed in some of the trailers that is a setting from the Marvel Comics that was not previously available to us, but it’s more of an Easter egg in and of itself,” Feige told “Entertainment Weekly.”