New Captain America Actor Sounds Off on Fan Hate for Him

Perhaps the important thing growth in Marvel’s “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” via two episodes is the introduction of a brand new Captain America. John Walker (Wyatt Russell) has arrived within the MCU, and he is bringing a distinct vitality as Captain America.

In the comics, Walker isn’t the nicest particular person and would by no means be confused for Steve Rogers. That seems to be the case for his on-screen persona as properly. For Russell, that is simply high quality. He’s okay taking part in a little bit of a heel, and he would not suppose followers are going to come back round on him anytime quickly.

Russell Believes Fans Will Continue to ‘side-eye’ His Captain America

In an exclusive interview with Entertainment Tonight, Russell defined that he is having enjoyable being the “Marvel punching bag” for a second. Walker isn’t the kind of character Russell says he sometimes performs, so he is having fun with doing so on such a giant stage.

“That’s what I preferred concerning the character,” Russell instructed Entertainment Tonight. “Polarizing persons are enjoyable to play as an actor, and should you do it in a approach that’s plausible, hopefully folks actually will not such as you. I’ve by no means actually performed a really unlikable particular person, so it has been tremendous enjoyable, I’ve acquired to be trustworthy, to have been obtained that approach. Then there are different instances the place you are like, ‘But I’m a pleasant man!'”

When he assumes the mantle of Captain America within the comics, Walker does rub folks the flawed approach. The duty of the position does in the end change Walker for the higher, however he does preserve an abrasive character. It’s doable that Walker undergoes an identical constructive transformation because the show continues on, however maybe that redemption will not be coming too quickly.

“You may side-eye the person for extra to come back,” Russell instructed Entertainment Tonight.

What Is Walker’s Future within the MCU?

“The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” is barely six episodes lengthy, however a lot of the dialogue surrounding the collection is the influence it’s going to have on the way forward for the MCU. With Captain America a central determine in Marvel comics, and nonetheless presumably for the MCU, whoever assumes that identification by the show’s finish – if anybody does – will likely be in an essential position shifting ahead.

Russell did not present any hints for what could also be in retailer these coming weeks, nevertheless. Joking that Marvel is “like a vault” with its secrets and techniques, Russell mentioned his focus is not on the long run however relatively the present position.

“I simply attempt to do a great job and hopefully this one is nice, and it is adequate to make extra — nevertheless it’s above my pay grade,” Russell instructed Entertainment Tonight.

Although centered round Sam Wilson/Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” has launched a number of new characters to the MCU. Thus far, Russell’s Walker has been given probably the most screentime and backstory. Walker has a gradual presence within the comics and finally takes on the guise of US Agent after his run as Captain America, so it stays doable Russell may keep within the combine after the show’s conclusion.



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