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Wyatt Russell Discusses John Walker’s MCU Future After The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

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Episode 2 of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier released last Friday on Disney+ and gave viewers a chance to learn more about the man behind the new Captain America’s mask.

During an interview with Good Morning America, “The Star-Spangled Man” revealed that John Walker is a decorated army veteran, is the first person in history to be award three Medal of Honors, and also boasts exceptional physical skills. Before taking to the stage, however, Walker revealed he has some insecurities about following in the footsteps of Steve Rogers.

In a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, Wyatt Russell, who plays John Walker in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, spoke about his approach to playing the character and his potential future in the MCU.

Russell revealed that he didn’t have to think twice about taking over from Chris Evans as Captain America “because it’s different”. John Walker is different to Steve Rogers, so he’s “not trying to do what Chris Evans did.”

Because it’s different. Obviously, I’m not trying to do what Chris Evans did. It’s exciting for people to put on to the character, ‘Well, you’re not that guy!’ And you’re like, you know, ‘That’s kind of the point.’

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While Walker’s appearance in episode 2 may have softened some fans opinion on the character, Russell revealed that “it’s fun to be the Marvel punching bag for a minute” and that’s one of the things he liked about playing the character.

That’s what I liked about the character. Polarizing people are fun to play as an actor, and if you do it in a way that is believable, hopefully, people really won’t like you. I’ve never really played a very unlikable person, so it’s been super fun, I’ve got to be honest, to have been received that way. Then there are other times where you’re like, ‘But I’m a nice guy!’

Some of John Walker’s actions in episode 2 of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier may have left fans unsure about his true intentions. Russell stated “100 percent… you might want to side-eye the man for more to come.”

The fact that Wyatt’s father, Kurt Russell, has already appeared in the MCU as Ego in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 prepared him for one of the toughest aspects of the job: keeping Marvel’s secrets under wraps. When asked about John Walker’s future in the MCU, the actor wouldn’t give anything away.

I just try to do a good job and hopefully this one is good, and it’s good enough to make more — but it’s above my pay grade.

Russell also revealed his method for keeping plot details a secret.

It is like a vault. I always joke, ‘I have two guys with black suits ready to take me away any moment.’ They’re standing right behind the camera [now] staring daggers into me! (laughs) I did it and tried to just forget everything for, like, for real. So, I really don’t know the answer to some questions. And it’s much easier to do it that way.

You can catch more of Wyatt Russell’s John Walker in episode 3 of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier when it released on Disney+ this Friday.

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Dave Horobinhttps://mcu-initiative.com
Formerly the Social Media Manager and a writer for TrueAchievements (the world's leading Xbox website) and now attempting to use some of what I learned on a new project. Lover of most MCU films and TV shows, football, gaming and tech.

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