Rumor: ‘The Falcon and The Winter Soldier’ Plot Details Reveal Sam’s Captain America Problem

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The Falcon and The Winter Soldier will reportedly center on the U.S. Government’s opposition to Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson replacing Steve Rogers as Captain America.

Avengers: Endgame concluded with Steve Rogers returning from the past as an older man to pass the Captain America mantle to Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson. While most fans were thrilled with the decision to move the Marvel Cinematic Universe forward with Anthony Mackie as Cap, it appears the United States Government may not be as ecstatic to see Sam Wilson with the shield.

On the latest episode of Fatman Beyond, Marc Bernardin told Kevin Smith that he has read information indicating The Falcon and The Winter Soldier will find the American Government being against Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson being the new Captain America:

“That, I think, is the crux of what that show’s going to be. The government doesn’t want Sam Wilson to be Captain America.”

While Bernardin does not provide details on where he read this information, his career as a writer in Hollywood means it is not outside the realm of possibility for this information to be correct. If true, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier would be following a similar storyline from the comics in which Sam split from the U.S. Government over his belief that Captain America should operate independently, a decision that resulted in conflict between both parties.

Kari Skoglan is reportedly directing all six episodes of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier from scripts penned by Malcolm Spellman and Derek Kolstad. The series stars Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, and Daniel Brühl with a scheduled Fall 2020 release on the Disney Plus streaming service. The Falcon and The Winter Soldier were last seen in Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame. Here’s the official synopsis for that movie:

The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, “Avengers: Endgame.”

Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Avengers:Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo,  Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Josh Brolin.

Avengers: Endgame will be available on Digital HD starting July 30 followed by a 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD release on August 13.

Source: Fatman Beyond (via

Sebastian Peris

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