Anthony Mackie, star of Captain America: New World Order, reveals how Sam Wilson differs from Steve Rogers. Captain America: The First Avenger, starring Chris Evans as Rogers, was released in 2011. However, the mantle has now been given to a new Captain America, Mackie’s Sam Wilson aka Falcon.
Wilson, of course, has been a staple of the MCU since his dramatic debut in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Then, in 2021, Wilson was given the opportunity to co-star in his own Disney+ series, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, with Sebastian Stan’s Bucky Barnes. Wilson is now prepared to assume full Captain America duties in the next MCU Phase Five feature film Captain America: New World Order.
It’s a big deal for Marvel to pass on the Captain America mantle following Evans’ spectacular performance as Rogers. For his part, Sam Wilson’s actor Mackie emphasizes the distinctions rather than the similarities between his Captain America and Rogers. In an interview with Men’s Journal, Mackie emphasized one major difference between Sam Wilson and Steve Rogers:
“Mine will be different. What you have to realize about Sam—he’s a superhero who is not really a superhero. There’s no secret serum. There’s no this or that. I just have wings on my suit that I got from the military. So everything that I do, I do as a common man. When you see me, you might think, “Oh, I can be a superhero, too.” Whereas if you look at Hulk or any of those guys, you can’t compete.”
What to Look Forward to in Captain America: New World Order
The fourth Captain America film’s actual title was unveiled earlier this year at Comic-Con 2022. When the phrase “New World Order” was confirmed as part of the title, speculation emerged that the newest Captain America film might feature the return of notorious MCU bad villain Red Skull, whose organization in Marvel Comics is indeed called New World Order. Hugo Weaving played Red Skull in The First Avenger, and he remains one of the most memorable MCU villains.
To broaden the Captain America: New World Order rumor net, there is also suspicion that the current Disney+ show She-Hulk: Attorney at Law is setting up Captain America vs. New Hulk. This is in response to several happenings on the She-Hulk show that appear to lead toward the coming of Samuel Stearns aka The Leader, who, according to this idea, would then go on to create New Hulk using She-Hulk’s blood. According to the hypothesis, She-Hulk would subsequently appear in New World Order to fight alongside Wilson against New Hulk.
Unfortunately for fans who adored Bucky Barnes and Sam Wilson’s relationship in their Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, all indications point to Barnes being sidelined for Captain America: New World Order except for a possible appearance. Instead of working with Wilson again, Barnes will now join the cast of Marvel’s Thunderbolts. But the removal of Barnes as a sidekick only puts greater focus on Sam Wilson, whose lack of true superpowers offers a new dynamic for Captain America: New World Order.
Source: Men’s Journal