Wyatt Russell, who played John Walker in Marvel’s The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, has talked about where he would like to see the character’s story go in the future.
The Falcon and The Winter Soldier introduced Wyatt Russell’s John Walker as the new government-appointed Captain America, replacing Steve Rogers. When Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson finally took over the mantle of Cap by the series’ end, Walker joined forces with the mysterious Val and took on the new moniker of U.S. Agent.
Now, Wyatt Russell has talked about how he hopes John Walker’s story will continue, should U.S. Agent return to the MCU.
John Walker’s Struggles
In a recent interview with Collider, Wyatt Russell was asked about what his hopes are for the character of John Walker should he be asked to come back to the character in the MCU.
With The Falcon and The Winter Soldier ending on the reveal of John Walker as U.S. Agent, it seems likely Marvel’s gearing up to bring back Walker as the anti-Cap. The Thunderbolts movie currently in development at Marvel Studios might be an ideal stage for U.S. Agent’s return.
Discussing his own hopes for the character’s MCU future, Wyatt Russell spoke about wanting to maintain the Walker’s internal struggles:
“I haven’t really even thought about, if the character comes back, what I hope he becomes. There are so many different ways that you can go with it. I just hope that whatever it is, is continued along this line of this struggle with self. That is something that I can do, as well as I think it needs to be done. As long as he has that conflict within himself, he can have a change of mind and he can go through therapy. There are lots of different ways you can go. I only ever hope that it goes an interesting way, but a certain way, that’s not up to me.”
Given the fact that John Walker clearly saw himself as the rightful heir to Captain America’s shield, there’s certainly room to continue exploring the character’s internal conflict after some of his more villainous actions.
While Wyatt Russell has denied getting a call to return for Thunderbolts, the secrecy that surrounds Marvel projects makes it difficult to determine whether he’s being totally honest.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is available now on Disney Plus. Here’s the official synopsis:
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. Desmond Chiam, Miki Ishikawa, Noah Mills, and Carl Lumbly also appear.
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