Falcon & the Winter Soldier: O Captain, My Captain!
There’s only one episode left of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier on Disney+, which will be available for streaming on Friday, April 23rd, 2021, and we’ve got just one question on our minds: what’s in the box? Well, we’ve got our own theories, Marvel Blog True Believers!
As usual, if you haven’t had a chance to catch up with the most recent episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, “Truth,” released for streaming on Friday, April 16th, you’ll want to fly away from this page right now to avoid spoilers!
In the meantime, you can check out this fan art of Sam Wilson as Captain America by artist and University of California at Riverside professor John Jennings, who appears in the documentaries Marvel’s 616 and Marvel’s Behind the Mask, both of which you can watch right now on Disney+!
Did this in 2014 when it was announced that Sam Wilson would be Captain America. It was around the same time that Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson. #blackcaptainamerica. pic.twitter.com/KZ9HAPbsqx
— John Ira Jennings (@JIJennings) April 19, 2021
O Captain, My Captain!
So what’s in the box that Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) brought Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie)?
While we can’t be certain, the situation reminds of a scene from Sam Wilson: Captain America #24 (2017) by Nick Spencer, Donny Cates, Joe Bennett, Joe Pimentel, Matt Yackey, and Joe Caramagna, with a cover by Jesús Saiz.
In that issue, Wilson has abandoned the mantle of Captain America, leaving behind the iconic shield and his uniform.
However, Misty Knight returns both items – and transports them using a crate that looks pretty familiar! Take a microscope to the issue yourself (or better yet, the whole 24 issue run of Sam Wilson: Captain America) on the Marvel Unlimited app to see what we’re talking about!
Sam Wilson Captain America Impending Showdown
But we know that on The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Wilson isn’t the only one with a shield, as it looks like the advice of Madame Hydra (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) has convinced John Walker (Wyatt Russell) to refuse to abandon his role as a figurehead for the United States Army (shades of Secret Empire)!
Hmmm… that seems a lot like the Marvel comics, doesn’t it?
Like we said, this reminds us a lot of the events of Sam Wilson: Captain America #13 (2016) by Spencer, Daniel Acuña, Caramanga, and Saiz, in which Sam Wilson Captain America faces off against U.S. Agent (Walker’s alter ego).
Cut Off One Head…
But even if Wilson’s Captain America manages to defeat U.S. Agent in the season finale, it seems unlikely that we’ve seen the last of Walker.
For one thing, the pieces are moving into position for a possible West Coast Avengers roll out, which could include a reformed version of the character. And aside from that, he now appears to be in league with HYDRA, and we know how hard those guys are to get rid of…
What do you think will go down in the season finale of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier? Let Marvel Blog know what you think in the comment section!