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

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 ComicBook.com)

Disney Unveils New Character Posters For ‘The Lion King’ Remake

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The Lion King DisneyDisney released several new character posters for the remake of The Lion King.

Disney's remake The Lion King is next in the studios' line-up of live-action retellings of their animated classics and now several new character posters for the film have been unveiled. These new posters for The Lion King may offer the best look yet at the photo-realistic versions of Simba, Nala, Mufasa, Scar, Timon, Pumbaa, Sarabi, young Simba, young Nala, Sarabi, Rafiki, and Zazu.

Check out the Lion King poster for Simba below and click "next" to view the rest of the gallery!

The Lion King Disney SimbaWhat do you think of the new posters from Disney? Are you among those who are excited to see the beloved film retold in a realistic setting or do you agree with the others who are growing weary of Disney's live-action remakes? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

Here is the official synopsis for The Lion King:

Director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.

Directed by Jon Favreau from a script written by Jeff Nathanson, The Lion Kingstars Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon.

The Lion King will be released in theaters on July 19, 2019.

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