With just hours to go until the fourth episode of Marvel’s hit new miniseries The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, an Easter egg-filled website for the seedy, sketchy island nation of Madripoor has launched.
Though comic fans have long since known about Madripoor and its heavy ties to the X-Men, it made its officially Marvel Cinematic Universe appearance in last week’s episode of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, “Power Broker.” In search of a lead for the source of the new Super Soldier serum that has juiced up the Flag-Smashers, a fresh-out-of-jail Baron Zemo took Sam and Bucky (on his private jet, of course) to the island to meet with a less-than-savory contact of his named Selby. Though they partially obtained the information that they needed, the meeting ended with a shootout, a hefty bounty on each of their heads, and a surprise reunion with Sharon Carter. Who is apparently now a wealthy dealer of stolen art living in Hightown, thanks to the Avengers’ inability to help her out in the wake of the events of Civil War.
Although the next episode will find Zemo, Sam, and Bucky in Latvia, Marvel seemingly isn’t quite finished with Madripoor just yet. The website, www.exploremadripoor.com, functions as an edgy-looking travel advertisement for the nation. However, there’s far more to the website than first meets the eye. Some clicking around will soon reveal hidden secrets galore. We won’t spoil it all here just yet, so make sure to check it out yourself.
We’ve also put together a step-by-step guide to unlocking the website.
Episode 4 of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier will land exclusively on Disney+ Friday, April 9. Make sure to follow along for our weekly episodic recaps, reviews, theories, and more.