Already whitewashes scenes from ‘Falcon and the Winter Soldier’

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Two scenes from the MCU television series ‘Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ ​​on Disney+ have been retouched to soften their high load of violence. They are not long sequences, nor important for the plot, but they are there: they belong to the third episode and have been detected by the Reddit user u/MooninMoulin in the subreddit r/marvelstudios

What are the sequences? In the first, Helmut Zemo (Daniel Brühl) shoots a former Hydra scientist who was trying to replicate the Super Soldier serum. In the original sequence, the body of the scientist is covered in blood and with his eyes open, while now there is no blood and his eyes are closed. In the second, Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) throws a pipe at an enemy and goes through his shoulder, while in the new one, the pipe bounces and throws him against a container, in a digital fix that was seen knowing the original version was true is that it doesn’t make any sense.

Censorship! Well yes but no. That is, Disney (in the absence of official confirmation) has cut or made up these sequences, but it has nothing to do with a moral issue, but rather with a review of the series to adapt them to age ratings. It is still strange for two reasons: first, the Netflix Marvel series that have already reached Disney + in the United States and will land in the rest of the countries throughout 2022, are adult content. And right now there are Marvel series like ‘Legion’ that are also rated for older.

What’s more: in ‘Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ ​​itself there are much harder sequences than the cut ones. In episode 3 of the series itself we have the famous attack of the new owner of the shield on an enemy, hitting him with it repeatedly and very violently, and leaving Captain America’s iconic weapon bloodied. But for now, that sequence remains intact.

Marvel: always white. This move makes perfect sense within Disney’s policy of billing Marvel series (and movies) without age restrictions. Even ‘Moon Knight’, initially described by its creators as a more violent series than usual to be Marvel, only has non-violent deaths, off-screen and completely devoid of blood, which does a little less to the god of Egyptian revenge that flies over the behaviors characters. Of course, no other Marvel series on Disney+, from ‘Loki’ to ‘Hawkeye’, has had the slightest problem in that regard.

Disney+ tweaks. Within the platform, it is not the first time that Disney has made adjustments to adapt the content to age ratings that are no longer what they were. The best known case is that of Daryl Hannah in ‘Splash!’, where he played a mermaid whose rear was digitally edited to make it look even less than in the already rather demure original. But it is not a Disney+ thing: in this case, the version that the platform is broadcasting is the one that has been distributed for years on North American television and for airlines.

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In fact, that is the crux of the matter: the truth is that Disney + has a somewhat irregular and careless policy when it comes to the content it broadcasts. Another famous case, although not for moral reasons, is that of ‘The Simpsons’, which was forced into a terrible panoramic format (already corrected). And the trickiest case of all: the series based on the movie ‘With love, Victor‘, with a homosexual and adolescent protagonist, passed in the United States to Hulu, also from Disney. in his day, Variety echoed statements that the protagonist’s sexual orientation was a problem for the platform.

Two scenes from the MCU television series ‘Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ ​​on Disney+ have been retouched to soften their…

Two scenes from the MCU television series ‘Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ ​​on Disney+ have been retouched to soften their…

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