Years ago, when Wyatt Russell failed to land the role of Captain America, he had no idea at the time that he would ever make an appearance in the MCU as the iconic superhero again. About the new Disney + series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Russell appeared as a character dubbed ‘the new Captain America’. He’s not Steve Rogers, but he’s the man chosen by the US government to become the next Captain America after Rogers’ retirement.
Playing Captain America in the MCU is a moment to come full circle Wyatt Russell, as welcomed by the actor on Good morning AmericaAt the start of his acting career, Russell’s first-ever audition for the titular superhero was in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, a part that eventually went to Chris Evans. As Wyatt explained, playing John Walker as the red-and-blue superhero in the MCU is unreal, even if it’s a different version of the character. He also reveals that he had no idea he was playing Captain America The Falcon and the Winter Soldier until he got the part.
“It’s a nice story and I think honestly, the first audition was actually more of a read, to see if I was good at acting or not. I don’t think I was ever actually competing for the part. But it was crazy, and this time I didn’t even have a clue what it was. It was like, “Marvel wants you to read something. Go for it.” And then after I got the part, I found out what it was. I didn’t even know what it went in. “
Set six months after the events of Avengers: Endgame The Falcon and the Winter Soldier starring Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson / Falcon and Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes / Winter Soldier, each reprising their roles from the MCU. The series also stars Daniel Brühl as Helmut Zero, Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter / Agent 13, Don Cheadle as James Rhodes, Erin Kellyman as Karli Morgenthau and Danny Ramirez as Joaquin Torres. The series was created by Malcolm Spellman with Spellman as the lead writer. Kari Skogland directs.
In another recent interview with USA Today, Russell spoke of fan response to his introduction as the new Captain America, noting that “people are going to hate it, and some people are going to love it.” In the interview, Russell also shared what it felt like to finally don the Captain America suit in his first audition ten years after reading the character.
“Hot. Very hard. Painful … My shoulders got a little messed up and things started to hurt just because of the position the suit would put you in all day,” said Russell.
The first two episodes of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier are currently streaming on Disney +. With six episodes to go, the remaining episodes will be released every Friday, followed by an episode of Assembled describing the making of the Marvel series. This news comes from Good Morning America.
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