Disney, along with its streaming service and more mature content, has been a hot topic of late.Whether it’s because the Netflix Marvel series brings their TV-MA ratings to Disney+’s new parental controls, or a darker MCU outing moon knight Finally seeing the light of day, a group of parents are concerned that their children are getting caught up in mature content in largely kid-friendly services.
That’s not to say the service lacks any brutal violence or mature themes. Elsewhere in the MCU, Star Wars, and the Disneyverse, there have been instances of some pretty shocking/adult sequences.Even Disney+ exclusive series like The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Featured shots and scenes fall into more adult buckets.
TFATWS Especially seeing a man beat someone to death with one of the most iconic symbols in Marvel history, along with numerous instances of gore and violence. Still, Disney took the unprecedented step of editing the patriotic series to remove one of its darker scenes.
Scrub the Falcon and the Winter Soldier
caught the attention of The Direct Caleb SteelEagle-eyed Reddit user u/MooninMoulin noticed that Disney has edited/censored The Falcon and the Winter Soldierswitched several gory scenes with more family-friendly edits.
The first of these comes from the death of Hydra scientist Wilfred Nagel in Episode 3 of the series. Where there used to be blood on Nagel’s face and shirt, there is now nothing. Also, Nagel’s eyes are not open all the time, confirming his death, but are now closed.
Another modified shot focuses on a bounty hunter who, in the original clip, was stabbed in the shoulder by a pipe after Bucky Barnes threw it in her direction. She nailed it to a container. In the new version, however, that tube bounced off the thug and flew away, no longer piercing her flesh and the steel door behind her.
seems a bit late
It’s safe to say that this is an absolutely bizarre choice by Disney and Marvel. Yes, the two little shots were violent; however, they lived relatively peacefully in service for almost a year without consequences.
These edits literally shatter the reality of the world being built in an instant. While Nagel is on the floor in the first photo and the other alterations make sense, how the thugs in the second photo have their arms fastened to the container without a pipe running from their Shoulder stick out? It doesn’t make sense!
At the time of writing this article, it seems that there are only these two shots. Moments before the two violent incidents, Sharon Carter stabbed a man, used a corpse as a human shield to fend off incoming gunfire and fired several shots himself.
Don’t forget, this is the same episode of the series, where John Walker splits a man in two with Captain America’s shield, one of the most brutal/violent moments in MCU history. And that all remains the same. So why do these pass the test, but not the two altered sequences?
One reason may be that this is only the first of many edits to the series, which fans discovered early on. But at this point, that seems unlikely.
Worryingly, Disney is cleaning up at least a small portion of its own show months after debuting on the service.
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