‘The Falcon and The Winter Soldier’ Will Explore Reactions To Black Captain America

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Derek Kolstad, one of the writers on Marvel Studios’ upcoming Disney+ show The Falcon and The Winter Soldier reveals that the world’s reactions to a Black Captain America will be explored in the series.

Kolstad took control of the Twitter account @DiscussingFilm answering some questions regarding The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. Kolstad responded to a question addressing the fact that now that Sam Wilson/Falcon (Anthony Mackie), a Black man in America has now taken the mantle of Captain America, will the series explore how people would react.

Kolstad responded with the following:


At the end of Avengers: Endgame, Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) traveled back in time to live his life with Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell). We then see an elderly Steve Rogers at a bench where he is seen waiting for Sam. Steve officially passes on the mantle of Captain America to Sam by giving him his beloved shield. Sam is initially hesitant, feeling like the shield belongs to “someone else”, only for Steve to reassure him that “It isn’t.”

For better or worse, whenever comic book characters are updated to reflect the diversity of the world (i.e. Falcon becoming Captain America and a female Thor), there is a segment of people that will react negatively out of their own prejudices. It will be interesting to see how The Falcon and The Winter Soldier will explore the social implications of Falcon becoming Captain America and how the image of a Black man wielding the mighty shield in the public eye will impact the culture.

Are you excited to see that The Falcon and The Winter Soldier will be exploring more modern themes including the presence of a Black Captain America in the MCU? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in Marvel Studios’ upcoming Disney+ series.

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier is currently set to be first of these Marvel Studios series to debut on Disney+. Set after the events of Avengers: Endgame, the series is rumored to center on Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes as the former finds himself facing resistance from the United States government and its opposition to him taking on the Captain America mantle.

Directed by Kari Skogland from scripts written by showrunner Malcolm Spellman and Derek Kolstad, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier stars Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson / Falcon, Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes / The Winter Soldier, Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter, Daniel Brühl as Baron Helmut Zemo, and Wyatt Russell as John Walker / U.S. Agent.

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will debut on Disney+ in late 2020.

Source: Discussing Film

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