Wyatt Russell Auditioned For Captain America Years Before ‘The Falcon And The Winter Soldier’

Talk about full circle!

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The Falcon and The Winter Soldier star Wyatt Russell revealed his first audition was for Captain America before Chris Evans ultimately landed the role.

This week’s episode of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier offered a proper introduction to Wyatt Russell’s John Walker after the premiere’s twist ending. In the second episode, it also didn’t take long for John Walker to be put at odds against Sam and Bucky after becoming the new Captain America.

Of course, Wyatt Russell takes over the Captain America role from Chris Evans, and over the years, we’ve learned that actors like John Krasinski and Sebastian Stan were up for the role before Evans’ decade-long turn as the character. In a bit of a meta interview with Good Morning America, it was revealed Wyatt Russell was another actor who auditioned for Captain America years before ending up on The Falcon and The Winter Soldier: 

 “I think that honestly, the first audition was really more just something to read, to see if I was any good at acting or not. I don’t think I was ever actually in competition for the role, but it was crazy.”

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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.

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier premieres exclusively on Disney Plus every Friday. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news on the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!

Source: Good Morning America

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.