Ever since Falcon and the Winter Soldier was released on Disney+, Sam Wilson has become the new Captain America of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Anthony Mackie brought new energy to the role and will embody a very different kind of symbol. He’s not a super-soldier like Steve Rogers and given what we’ve explored in the Disney+ series, he’ll face quite the uphill battle before he can truly embrace the new symbol. Marvel Studios’ Nate Moore highlighted that very fact in an interview with Phase Zero.
I think is fascinating because he’s a, he’s a guy, he’s the guy with wings and a shield, but he is a guy. So we’re going to put him through the wringer and make them earn it and see what happens when he is outweighed, outclassed out, you know, out everything. What makes somebody Captain America? Cause I’m going to argue with not being a super-soldier. And I think we’re going to prove that with Mackie and Sam Wilson.Nate Moore
We already got to explore Wilson learning to accept the vibranium shield and mantle. Yet, there are a lot more challenges heading his way as he enters the big stage. Of course, it’s uncertain who exactly he’s going to face and how it may tie into his overarching story moving forward. There are many potential angles, such as the exploring the Serpent Society that was jokingly revealed before it got replaced by Civil War. For now, it’s great we got a little tease for what’s to come, and here’s hoping Disney+ Day offers a bit more insight into what we can suspect from future Marvel projects.