The Falcon and The Winter Soldier episode two revealed the origin of John Walker, A.K.A. the new Captain America.
After the dramatic ending of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier‘s premiere revealed a brand new Captain America instead of Sam Wilson, the second episode started by focusing on who John Walker is. The huge ceremony (set to a new version of The Star Spangled Man) was set at his old high school, before the interview revealed that he’s been awarded the Medal of Honor three times, as well as having an established career in counterterrorism as a special forces soldier.
But the most surprising part of John Walker’s origin story is that he doesn’t actually have any special abilities, nor does he have any kind of super-serum coursing through his veins like Steve Rogers did. He made sure to point out that he’s not like “Tony Stark or Doctor Banner” in the sense that he has no fancy gadgets or extra strength. He might be a new hero, but he’s also a regular human being (even if he’s at the height of human athleticism). Plus, there’s no denying that he can hurl the shield pretty well in a fight, as we saw him go up against the Flag Smashers later on in the episode. But he’s also not afraid to butt heads with Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes, telling them to stay out of his way at the end of the episode after his offer of teaming up with the pair was rejected a number of times.
What do you think to the new Captain America? Are you impressed by Wyatt Russell’s performance as John Walker? Sound-off in the comments below!
Here is the official synopsis for the Marvel Studios series:
Following the events of “Avengers: Endgame,” Sam Wilson/Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) team up in a global adventure that tests their abilities—and their patience—in Marvel Studios’ “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.”
Directed by Kari Skogland from scripts written by showrunner Malcolm Spellman and Derek Kolstad, the series 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. Actors Desmond Chiam, Miki Ishikawa, Noah Mills, and Carl Lumbly have also been cast.
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