The upcoming Falcon and the Winter Soldier series will examine the ramifications of Anthony Mackie's Sam Wilson/Falcon taking up Captain America's shield following the events of Avengers: Endgame and the retirement of Steve Rogers.
Taking over Discussing Film's Twitter, writer Derek Kolstad (John Wick) was asked if the show would address the world's reaction to a black man taking for Captain America. "Oh, yeah. And then some," Kolstad tweeted back. The tweet has since been deleted from the account, though the rest of the Q&A session seemingly remains in tact.
Kolstad comments raise further questions about just how Falcon and the Winter Soldier will deal with Rogers retiring. The recent casting of Wyatt Russell as John Walker/U.S. Agent, who briefly replaced Steve Rogers in the comics, also indicates that the fight for Captain America's identity may have only just begun.
Despite Kolstad's tweets, Anthony Mackie himself stated that he won't be going by the title Captain America. "I am the Falcon. I will always be the Falcon. The moniker will stay the same," he said.
Directed by Kari Skogland, Falcon and the Winter Soldier stars Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Emily VanCamp, Wyatt Russell and Daniel Brühl and will be available on Disney+. The series will hit the streaming service in Fall 2020.