Who will wield the shield?
Steve Rogers retired from his role as Captain America in Avengers: Endgame. Even though Steve is now longer acting as the Star-Spangled Avenger, the legacy of the super soldier continues in The Falcon and The Winter Solider.
The premiere episode of the Marvel Studios original series, “New World Order,” ended with the United States government publicly declaring a need for “new heroes” six months after Avengers: Endgame. Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) was blindsided when the government unveiled a winking John Walker (Wyatt Russell) under a catchy slogan: “Cap is back.”
So who is the new Cap on the show? The character introduced to viewers is John Walker. Also known as US Agent in Marvel Comics. Walker has always been an anti-hero, always skirting the line between good and bad — a tone the show has already teased with the little we know of the character. Even then, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier writer Malcolm Spellman says the series will eventually skirt away from that US Agent fans know.
Like the show, Walker has always been a replacement for Captain America in comics mythology. We’ll have to keep watching the Marvel Disney+ series to what’s next for John Walker and the shield he carries!
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