‘THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER’ Madripoor Gang Jacket Revealed
Many of you reading this may remember a little over 6 months ago when The Falcon and the Winter Soldier was doing a week long shoot in Griffin GA. Just Jared posted a large batch of photographs from the shoot revealing a nasty bike gang and other unknown forces harassing our heroes Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes along with the villainous Zemo.
Instagram user Justbeachy4stacy visited this set in Griffin one night, just as she had visited the Barnesville set the month prior. We spent quite a bit of time the night she went, chatting in DM about what was happening there and if she was seeing any stars. She spotted Anthony Mackie but was too star struck to take a picture, just missed Daniel Bruhl, may have seen the director talking on the phone at one point, and saw a really big bald guy she thought was probably an actor but couldn’t place.
In our conversations at one point she showed me a picture she snapped of the back of someone else at the snack area. She said she thought he was actor or extra. I couldn’t tell who it was but I was very intrigued by the symbol on the back of the jacket pictured below.
I held back the image at the time thinking it might be a piece to a puzzle for another day. But now with a Murphysmultiverse.com redesign and relaunch and still no real clear idea what the symbol may mean, I felt it was as good a time as any to share and let people discuss it.
And I will say, it may mean nothing, or it may be an Easter egg for us to pick up on later, or it may have a larger link to some of our villains who Bucky, Sam, and Zemo face in what we now know was Madripoor.
At least some of the biker gang members surrounding the boys in those Just Jared pictures are wearing the same jacket, only cropped out to mostly cut out the gang symbol. See on the right on this image, and on the left on this one.
Here’s a closer look at the symbol on the jacket itself.
A number of villains immediately came to my mind upon seeing this symbol. Red Skull & Mephisto, of course, immediately spring to mind.
The Madripoor dragon, and other traditional villains of Madripoor spring to mind as well. We know there was extra casting calls for gang members of various ethnic groups for this shoot. IMDb lists at least one stunt actor as a Yakuza gang member, although it seems as if the group surrounding Bucky and Sam in those Just Jared shots are not exclusively Japanese but a mix of people. So again it is unclear if it’s one group which is a mix, or multiple different groups surrounding them.
But those don’t seem like quite the right fit for this image. There’s also the white sort of claws there, and faint circle around the head. It actually made me think of M.O.D.O.K. first. Could this be a redesign of that very strange and distinct looking villain? Perhaps an Easter egg, or perhaps a hint of him taking control behind the scenes in Madripoor? Or perhaps it’s something else entirely.
What do you think? Let us know in the comments!