Marvel Has Big Plans for That Surprise ‘Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ Cameo
In one of the better-kept secrets in Marvel’s history, 11-time Emmy Award–winning actor Julia Louis-Dreyfus made her surprise MCU debut as Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine in the penultimate episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier—emerging as a potential Big Bad of Marvel’s second TV series. According to sources close to the production, Louis-Dreyfus was slated to first appear in the Black Widow film which, in a pre-COVID world, was scheduled to debut in theaters May 1, 2020. But Marvel, reportedly, has even bigger ambitions for Louis-Dreyfus’s villainous figure.
Both Marvel producer Nate Moore and head writer Malcolm Spellman hyped up episode five as the one they believed would get fans talking—and they weren’t wrong. Though she has kept her new pivotal role in the Marvel universe a secret long after she was meant to debut in Black Widow, Louis-Dreyfus couldn’t help but tease her new gig in an interview she gave to Vanity Fair back in 2019. To be more precise, Veep costar Tony Hale and showrunner David Mandel were really the ones who couldn’t keep a lid on their excitement.....
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