‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’: Will Sam Keep His Falcon Wings because the New Captain America?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Anthony Mackie in Ant-Man

In Avengers: Endgame, Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) arms his Captain America protect over to Sam Wilson, aka Falcon (Anthony Mackie), whose story will proceed on within the new Disney+ collection, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. But now that he’s on his method to turning into the brand new Captain America, will Sam nonetheless hold his Falcon wings? ‘

Anthony Mackie in Ant-Man
Anthony Mackie in ‘Ant-Man’ | Marvel Studios

Why did Cap move his protect on to Sam?

At the tip of Avengers: Endgame, Steve goes again in time to return the Infinity Stones and finally ends up staying there to reside out his life. He returns as an outdated man within the present-day and provides his protect to Sam, basically passing over the mantle of Captain America.

Steve’s finest friend, Bucky Barnes, aka the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), stands close by as Sam receives the superhero honor. Many questioned why Steve didn’t select Bucky to be the following Cap, nevertheless it probably has so much to do along with his villainous previous, and the PTSD he’s nonetheless recovering from. 

Sam is Captain America in ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’

The upcoming Disney+ collection, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will decide up with Sam and Bucky after the occasions of Avengers: Endgame. As reported by Screen Rant, showrunner Kevin Feige revealed that the collection will observe Sam’s evolution as a superhero. 

Black Widow, Falcon, and Captain AmericaBlack Widow, Falcon, and Captain America
Black Widow, Falcon, and Captain America | Marvel Studios

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“We saw Old Man Cap hand that shield to Sam Wilson at the end of [Endgame], and the question is, what did he do with it next?” stated Feige. “What does it mean for Sam Wilson and that shield? That’s a big responsibility, and that’s very much what the show focuses on and is about.”

And regardless of nonetheless being known as “The Falcon” within the title, Sam will change into the following official Captain America on the collection. When speaking to Canoe, actor Anthony Mackie confirmed the small print. 

“At this day and age in America, I think we are open-minded to the idea of having my face represent us, as a country,” Mackie stated. “To be Captain America, I want my Captain America to represent everybody. Not just a specific group of people.”

Will Sam hold his Falcon wings?

Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan of 'The Falcon and The Winter Soldier'Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan of 'The Falcon and The Winter Soldier'
Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan of ‘The Falcon and The Winter Soldier’ | Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney

Knowing Sam is now Captain America, many are questioning if he’s going to don a swimsuit like Steve’s, or hold his Falcon wings and armor. Well, within the Marvel comics, when Sam Wilson turns into Captain America, he turns his Falcon swimsuit crimson, white, and blue. And he additionally retains his Falcon wings whereas he flies round utilizing Cap’s protect as a weapon. 

Unfortunately, there aren’t any leaked photographs from the set of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier that might affirm what Sam’s new swimsuit, if any, will appear like. But Mackie did reveal that the collection will tempo itself slower than the flicks, diving extra into the superheroes’ day by day lives. And if his character nonetheless has a whole lot of self-reflecting to do, as Feige hinted, it might be some time earlier than followers see truly see him as Captain America.

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