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‘The Falcon And The Winter Soldier’ Head Writer Talks Importance Of A Black Captain America

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has kicked off their Phase 4 in tremendous fashion with the unique and mindbending Disney Plus series, WandaVision. The show is already on episode six out of nine and fans are blown away by what they’ve seen so far. Marvel looks to be going non stop this year, too, as the next series will premiere just two weeks after the episode nine premieres. That show is, of course, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. And, after the release of the latest trailer, the hype is higher than ever for this series. Now, head writer Malcolm Spellman talks about the positive impact of a black Captain America that will be explored.

Talking with Entertainment Weekly, Spellman talks about the world getting to see a live action black Captain America for the first time and what it means:

“The idea of whether or not a Black man could become Captain America just felt like a huge moment and a huge opportunity.”

It will be great to see this form of diversity on the screen. Sam Wilson has carried the mantle in the comics. Now the MCU brings that part of the character to life and sees an iconic mantle like Captain America being held by a person of color. This should have a very positive impact on young children of every race, showing that anyone can be Captain America, as long as their heart is in the right place.

Spellman also talked about Bucky Barnes being the new ‘man out of time’ in a way and how someone from a bygone era would handle modern technology:

“How does that guy function in 2021, in the times of today? And there’s comedic parts: How does he deal with technology? Is this guy ordering Postmates at home?”

This series looks to be action packed and loads of fun. It also looks to put out an uplifting message for people who don’t always get the representation they deserve. Look for The Falcon and The Winter Soldier to hit the Disney Plus streaming service in March!

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