Captain America Is Back (But Different) In Falcon & Winter Soldier Photo

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Captain America is back, with a different man holding the shield in a new The Falcon and the Winter Soldier set photo. In last year’s Avengers: Endgame, Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) retired as Captain America, passing on the shield to Sam Wilson aka Falcon (Anthony Mackie). As Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe kicks off this year, fans will get to see what’s next for the world now that Steve Rogers has given up superhero life. In Marvel’s first Disney+ show, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Sam will become Captain America, but it won’t be without conflict.

The series itself was announced by Marvel at San Diego Comic-Con 2019, but at D23 later in the summer, Kevin Feige revealed Wyatt Russell will play John Walker aka U.S. Agent. Between this casting and early rumors about the show’s plot, it became clear the U.S. government won’t accept Sam Wilson as the new Captain America – at least not right away. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier set photos revealed the new Captain America, and it was Russell’s John Walker in the suit rather than Mackie. Now a new photo continues to tease the government’s push of its new Captain America.

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On Instagram, Atlanta Filming posted an image from The Falcon and the Winter Soldier set featuring posters hyping John Walker as Captain America. The posters read “Cap is Back” and have the U.S. Army logo in the lower right hand corner. They additionally feature Russell’s character in two different poses as Captain America, showcasing the new costume and, of course, the iconic shield. Check out the photo below.

In addition to Mackie’s Sam Wilson, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will star Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes, Steve Rogers’ oldest friend. It’s unclear what the exact plot of the series will be, though we know it will broadly deal with Sam and Bucky navigating the world without Steve Rogers. Marvel’s Disney+ show will also include returning MCU characters Sharon Carter (Emily VanCamp) and Baron Zemo (Daniel Brühl), but it’s not clear how they’ll fit into the storyline or what, if anything, they’ll have to do with Walker’s Captain America. The Marvel Disney+ Super Bowl trailer featuring Falcon and the Winter Soldier footage did include a showdown between Bucky and Zemo, though, so we know that will occur.

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While this latest Falcon and the Winter Soldier set photo may not reveal anything particularly new, it does offer a slightly different look at the new Captain America. Of course, Marvel has kept Sam’s Captain America costume mostly secret (aside from the early concept art), which isn’t surprising given Marvel Studios’ notoriously secretive productions. So there’s still plenty more to be revealed as we get closer to the show’s release date. With The Falcon and the Winter Soldier having wrapped filming in Atlanta and the show’s August premiere getting closer, fans hopefully won’t have to wait too long before Marvel releases new photos or footage from the Disney+ series.

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The Falcon and the Winter Soldier premieres in August on Disney+.

Source: Atlanta Filming/Instagram

Key Release Dates
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  • Eternals (2020)Release date: Nov 06, 2020
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  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2021)Release date: May 07, 2021
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming 3 (2021)Release date: Jul 16, 2021
  • Thor: Love and Thunder (2021)Release date: Nov 05, 2021
  • Black Panther 2 (2022)Release date: May 06, 2022


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