‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier‘ Star Thinks the World is “One Thousand Percent” Ready for a Black Captain America. Marvel Fans are loving the latest live-action series, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier on Disney+, and as the first season is coming to a close fans are wondering, will Sam Wilson accept the role of Captain America?
During an interview with IGN Brazil, actress Emily VanCamp (Sharon Carter) shares her thoughts on the series, and if the world is ready for a never before seen Captain America in the MCU.
Emily VanCamp shared with IGN Brazil, “I can’t divulge anything, but do I think the world is ready for a Black Captain America? A thousand percent, I’m ready for that, but in terms of where we head within Falcon and Winter Soldier, I am not at liberty to discuss anything [laughs]. But I will say that the overall theme and arc of this show is a really beautiful, powerful message, and one that I’m excited for people to continue to watch. And I think they’re already kind of seeing that on multiple levels with each character, so I think that Marvel’s done a great job with this show, definitely, in terms of tackling very important themes and also from individual perspectives of each character.”
Series star, Anthony Mackie got real with MTV Asia during an interview for the new show, and shared why he believes Sam has struggled with accepting the shield from Steve Rogers. Mackie explained, “Well, because the shield belongs to Steve, and you know, Sam got into this because of his relationship with Steve. Sam wasn’t waiting in the wings, hoping and waiting to become Captain America. The whole goal and idea was to save the world with Steve. So if he’s Cap, that means Steve is no longer with him,” Mackie elaborated. “So, it takes the fun out of it. You know, the idea of being a superhero and being Captain America as a Black man, representing a symbol that for 500 years, has literally enslaved, downtrodden, and persecuted you people is a harsh reality to try and come to grips with.”
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is now available to stream exclusively on Disney+.
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