The Falcon and the Winter Soldier executive producer teases Sam Wilson's conflict in the upcoming MCU film, Captain America 4.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier concluded merely a few weeks ago, followed by the confirmation of Captain America 4 shortly after, but there has already been a lot of speculation about where the plot might go.
Normally, with the project still in its early stages of production, we'll have to wait a long time for any information, particularly because star Anthony Mackie apparently knows less about it than everyone else after learning about it from a man at his local supermarket.
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Several possible plot seeds have been planted given the manner in which Marvel Studios' latest Disney Plus show ended, but there's a ton of silver screen features and episodic material to come between now and the release of Captain America 4, so the atmosphere could be entirely altered by then.
However, lead writer and executive producer Malcolm Spellman, who, along with Dalan Musson, is undertaking production of the MCU's fourth star-spangled superhero movie, hinted that Sam Wilson's deficiency of superpowers would have a significant impact on the course of his adventure.
I believe that’s going to be his conflict moving forward. It’s appropriate. In the action genre, what made Die Hard a classic wasn’t who Bruce Willis beat, it was what he went through to beat them.
He’s walking through glass with no shoes on, you know what I’m saying? That’s what people can identify with; ‘This motherf&&&&& is just like me and taking on the bad guys’. What better hero than that to root for?
Since Sam has spent the bulk of his tenure in the Marvel Cinematic Universe surrounded by super soldiers like Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes on the big screens, and more recently John Walker and Karli Morgenthau in the Disney+ show, the whole thing stands to reason.
At the end of the day, he's just a guy with a cool collection of Vibranium wings and a shield. In the comics, Sam Wilson never got injected with the serum, so we're counting on Captain America 4 to do the same.
It would also help his overall arc if he continued to wrestle with what it signifies to be a normal person with incredible responsibilities.