WARNING: This section contains plot and ending specifics for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
On April 23rd, the first season of Marvel’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier came to a close with several major changes, including the reveal of Power Broker, who was revealed to be none other than Sharon Carter (Emily VanCamp), and John Walker’s new job as US Agent.
The most awaited and praised aspect of the season finale of the show was Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) taking flight as Captain America, which also marked the debut of his latest Wakandan suit. From the beginning, the show has been centered on the question of who will succeed Steve Rogers as Captain America following his retirement in Avengers: Endgame in 2019.
Despite the fact that the shield had been passed down to Wilson, it was only a matter of time before he assumed the position.
He spent the entire season wrestling with the legacy and assuming the role of Captain America, but in the finale, he fully embraced the mantle.
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Captain America’s 4th Part in Development?
Marvel has revealed that the fourth film in the Captain America series is in the works, following the season one finale of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
Malcolm Spellman, the head writer and producer of the Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, will co-write the script for Captain America 4 with Dalan Musson, one of the series’ authors, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Marvel has remained tight-lipped as normal, with no official update on the casting, no director attached, and no confirmation of Chris Evans’ involvement or return. With Mackie wielding the existing Captain America shield, he could conceivably return as the franchise’s next Captain America. Mackie initially signed a 10-picture contract with Marvel Studios, according to Screenrant.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame are the six films in which Mackie has appeared.
This leaves four for Mackie, implying that the MCU has bigger ambitions for him in the Captain America franchise.
Chris Evans Won’t Be Returning For His Iconic Role
Chris Evans was reportedly in talks with Marvel Studios to reprise his role as Captain America following his character’s retirement in the final moments of Endgame, according to a January article from CBR.
Evans immediately shut down the rumors on Twitter by tweeting, “News to me.”
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Marvel Studios President and Chief Creative Officer Kevin Feige quickly debunked the reports. In response to Evans’ tweet, Feige added his two cents, saying,
I rarely answer no to anything anymore because things are always surprising me with what happens, but that rumor, I think, was dispelled rather quickly by the man himself.
Since Evan’s time as Captain America is over, Marvel should give Wilson the spotlight as he moves forward.