Could it be that Marvel is messing up with the new Captain America, the secondary character of the series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier? While many criticize Wyatt Russell’s portrayal, Marvel seems to have an answer for everything about Cap’s continuation in Phase 4 without beloved Steve Rogers.
Russell was sincere in an interview with Entertainment Tonight and confessed that he is not trying to be the Captain America of Chris Evans, the same one we have seen in the Avengers, and that “is the point” to understand why his character falls unfriendly to the most loyal fans of Marvel.
After military man John Walker (Russell) receives the mantle and shield from a retired Steve Rogers (Evans), the new Captain America is backed by the government and tells Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan ) that he’s not “trying to be Steve. I’m not trying to replace Steve. I’m just trying to be the best Captain America that I can be. “
In this regard, Russell revealed more details of how his agreement with Marvel was. “Marvel’s understanding was, ‘Look, this is obviously not trying to do what Chris Evans did.’ ‘Okay, great,’ ”Russell said. “And you do your thing and I think it’s kind of fun for people (…) ‘Well, you’re not that guy!’ That is the point. It is something like that with what is being played. It’s fun being Marvel’s punching bag for a minute. “
MARVEL | Russell’s fun
Russell, in addition, is aware that he is not to everyone’s liking, but that is what your character is about. “I’ve never played a very unpleasant person, so it was fun (laughs). It’s been a lot of fun, I have to be honest, to have been received that way. And then there are other moments like, ‘I’m a good boy,’ ”he noted.
The first three episodes of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier are available on Disney Plus.