With the upcoming Disney+ original series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, fans are faced with a question. That question being, who will be the next Captain America? At the end of Avengers: Endgame, we saw Steve hand over the shield to Sam Wilson, aka The Falcon. Even though Sam was Steve’s choice to be the next Captain America, it looks like the U.S. government does not agree, so, the U.S. military offers its own successor.
In the first trailer, as well as the new trailer that Disney and Marvel released for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, we see the military’s answer. Also appearing in the same footage of both trailers, we see John Walker run up into a celebration.
Who is John Walker?
John Walker is the name of the Marvel character U.S. Agent. However, in the comics, before he was U.S. Agent, Walker was known as Super-Patriot, a villain who tried to publicly discredit Captain America. Now, whether Walker will start out as a villain in the series, or be a hero, that much is unclear at the moment. John Walker is being played by the son of Kurt Russell, Wyatt Russell. Best known for his role in 2018’s Overlord as Corporal Lewis Ford.
As The Falcon and the Winter Soldier plays out through its six-episode run, will we see a transition of that mantle to Sam Wilson? Will John Walker start as a villain, or try to be a hero? I am sure there are plenty of surprises ahead for all the MCU fans and family.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will premiere on Disney+ in March 2021.