The first-look at Wyatt Russell as John Walker/U.S. Agent sporting Captain America’s shield has been revealed. Production is currently underway on the upcoming Marvel Studios’ “Falcon & Winter Soldier” limited series and Page Six landed the first look of Russell in character. According to the outlet, Russell filmed two separate scenes in Atlanta on Monday.
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The series stars Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan, who reprise their big-screen roles as Sam Wilson aka Falcon and Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier, respectively. The upcoming series will likely focus on Sam Wilson, aka Falcon, taking on the mantle of Captain America. At the end of “Avengers: Endgame,” an elderly Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) hands Wilson his shield.
Kari Skogland is directing the six-part miniseries. Emily VanCamp and Daniel Bruhl also reprise their roles as Sharon Carter and Helmut Zemo, receptively, on “Falcon & Winter Soldier.”
Could Wyatt could be taking over the role of Captain America, despite Steve Rogers passing his shield to Wilson? Created in 1986 by writer Mark Gruenwald, in the comics, Walker started out as the somewhat buffoonish villain Super Patriot, a reactionary fanatic determined to replace Captain America as the heroic symbol of America. Later on, he becomes a government-sanctioned superhero who for a time is appointed as the new Captain America; he steps down and eventually assumes the identity of U.S. Agent. In his different incarnations, Walker is depicted as someone whose moral code frequently comes in conflict with his reactionary politics or his willingness to do whatever he’s ordered to do.
“These will be major storylines, set within the MCU, with ramifications that will be felt both through the other Disney+ series we’re producing and our features on the big screen,” Feige said at an investor event in April that unveiled Disney+. “A post-‘Endgame’ MCU will be extremely different and extremely focused on Disney+ tying into our future movies.”
“Falcon & Winter Soldier” will premiere on Disney+ later this year.