As Marvel’s Falcon and Winter Soldier team-up show begins to amass its core cast, now comes word on a new addition for the Disney+ series.
Fresh from D23, Kevin Feige revealed that Overlord’s Wyatt Russell has joined the show – simply titled The Falcon and the Winter Soldier – as John Walker.
Comic fans will be well aware of that name, for John Walker is a character who has taken on several different monikers in the world of Marvel Comics. First up, he was Captain America rival the Super-Patriot. Then, after Steve Rogers resigned as Cap, the government gave Walker the mantle of Captain America.
After this new Captain America proved to be just a tad erratic, Rogers returned to reclaim the title. In the aftermath of that, John Walker then took on the role of US Agent.
As well as announcing Wyatt Russell - whose father Kurt played Ego in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 - as John Walker, Feige also confirmed what we’d previously heard rumblings about – that Emily VanCamp will be reprising her role of Agent 13, aka Sharon Carter, in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan will of course be leading the charge as the show’s titular two heroes, and the big bad of the series will be Daniel Bruhl back as the Helmut Zemo rogue that he played in Captain America: Civil War.
The current plan is for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier to land on Disney+ in the second half of 2020.