Marvel Studios and its fans have formally welcomed Sam Wilson alias Falcon to the role of Captain America. Just days after the conclusion of Disney+ hit web series The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, which changed its official name to ‘Captain America and The Winter Soldier’ in the post credits, its Twitter handle was upgraded, moving the torch to Sam Wilson.
Fans around the world were moved to tears when they saw Sam replace Steve Rogers, when Anthony Mackie’s picture in the current Cap suit replaced previous actor Chris Evans on the Twitter site. Marvel maniacs have greeted the next character with open arms as the legend has passed on from Chris to Anthony and Steve to Sam, both in real life and on screen.
Another thing to consider is the bio line. When Steve Rogers was the superhero with the shield, his bio read, “Just a kid from Brooklyn,” a nod to his origin storey in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011). Steve, on the other hand, was chosen to redesign Sam’s bio line after mocking him with “On your left” when speeding past him at their first meeting in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014).
“On your left” also made a comeback when Sam said it to Cap in Avengers: Endgame, when he and all the snapped back superheroes return for the final battle against Thanos (2019). Fans were persuaded by The Falcon and The Winter Soldier that Steve’s decision to hand on his shield to Sam rather than his best friend Bucky Barnes was right. As the series gave way to a new Captain America of colour, there are rumours that a fourth film in the franchise is currently in development.
Malcolm Spellman, the showrunner of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, and writer Dalan Musson would collaborate on Captain America 4’s storey.