The second episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is now available on Disney+. Early in the episode, which is titled “The Star-Spangled Man”, we got to learn a bit more about John Walker, the man behind the new Captain America’s mask.
While many instantly disliked the new Captain America following his brief appearance in last week’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier premiere, the latest episode may have left fans feeling a bit more conflicted. On one hand, Walker was shown to have the same insecurities that Sam Wilson felt about picking up the iconic shield. He was also shown to have a glittering military career with three medals of honour to his name.
On the other hand, Walker came across as quite cocky at times, especially when he told Sam and Bucky to “stay the hell out of my way” when the pair decided not to team up with him.
In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Wyatt Russell, who plays John Walker in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, shared how his Captain America differs from Steve Rogers.
Russell also spoke about the internal feelings that Walker is going through when he puts on the Captain America suit.
Russell also teased how his role impacts the journey of Sam Wilson within the series. Walker is “a wrench that gets thrown into the whole deal.” He went on to state that he is “an obstacle” in the way of the “hero;s journey” that Sam is on.
You can watch episode 3 of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier next Friday on Disney+.