RUMOR: Falcon and Winter Soldier May Hinge on a USA vs Captain America Story

In the aftermath of Thanos' defeat, Falcon lamented that he was now living in a world without a Captain America. However, as Steve showed him by passing on his iconic shield, that just wasn't true and soon, the Marvel Cinematic Universe will introduce Sam Wilson as the new Captain America in the upcoming Disney+ series, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

Very few details have been announced regarding the project, but writer Marc Bernardin may have revealed some interesting new information about the premise of the upcoming series on Fatman Beyond with Kevin Smith. When discussing Sam Wilson's new role, Berardin said, "The government doesn't want Sam Wilson to be Captain America," a statement that shocked Smith. However, despite Bernardin's apparent certainty, he did not reveal his source of information -- only that he had read it somewhere.

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In the comics, just as in Avengers: Endgame, Falcon is given permission to don the costume and shield of Captain America by an elderly Steve Rogers. It isn't until much later, when Rogers returns in his prime, that the United States itself seems to turn against him and demand that he abandon the mantle of Captain America. Even then, the demand comes from the public.

If what Bernardin is saying is true, the upcoming Disney+ series may be introducing something wholly unique to Falcon's story that could reflect the same themes the Captain America film trilogy explored. Still, while it's entirely possible that Bernardin has had access to that kind of information, right now, this is all just speculation.

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Directed by Kari Skogland, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier stars Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan and will be released on Disney+. The series will hit the streaming service in fall 2020.

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