Ever since Falcon and the Winter Soldier was announced, we knew that the Disney+ series will focus on the passing of the mantle of Captain America. After the end of Avengers: Endgame, Sam Wilson was given the shield by Steve Rogers, but he is hesitant on accepting the role. In the trailers, we get a brief look at another man in a very familiar-looking suit. We know that Wyatt Russell is taking on the role of a government-funded Captain America, John Walker. In the press release,
The past is prologue. The clues are everywhere in what has led to this moment. Certainly that character and that name, sometimes it’s just a name, but often times, we do, of course, pull from the lineage of their biographies from the comics and then tweak it as it is appropriate for the point of time we are introducing them into the MCU. Stay tuned over the course of this series.
We have seen Marvel Studios adapt a lot of its characters. Sometimes they add unique spins or even combine characters, such as Iron Man 2′s Ivan Vanko being a combination of Crimson Dynamo and Whiplash. We don’t know if there is a history for Russell‘s version of the character moving forward as the US Agent, or even as Captain America. He will potentially become the public face for the character, as we saw him getting introduced in a football stadium. It is crazy to think that was the first trailer that was released during 2019’s Super Bowl. It will be interesting to see how his character evolves throughout the show, and what implications it could have for the future of the MCU.