‘Falcon and Winter Soldier’: Who is John Walker, the new Captain America?

Where it says new, ahem, it should put provisional. The Government, the Army, it has seemed good that Sam Wilson does not pick up the witness from Steve Rogers. What has seemed good to him is to put in a substitute. This man is nothing more and nothing less than John Walker, the Super Patriot of the comics, US Agent, the guy who replaced Cap years ago and who was not very amused that Falcon became Captain America.

Who is the new (and I add: provisional and stick) Captain America that appears at the end of episode 1 of the Falcon and Winter Soldier series? If you have not read the comics you will be lost. If you’ve read them, you have a good idea who it is, and although its version in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is not the same as the one in the comics, you know exactly what it represents. 

That “Captain America” ​​(yes, in quotes) is John Walker (Wyatt Russell), better known as US Agent, better known as Super Patriot. We have seen him as (more or less9 a hero, we have seen him as a villain, we have seen him as a failure, we have seen him as a pain in the ass and we have seen him denying the greatest when in the comics Sam Wilson agreed to be Captain America ( According to Walker, Steve Rogers has the shield or no one has it.) We do not know what treatment of all these will give the series, so we are not going to venture anything yet.

The important thing is not who he is, but what he represents. It represents everything that Captain America is not, no more, no less. He is a replacement hero who has not gone to fight crime to combat injustice or simply to defend what is fair, but is where he is for fame. Seek recognition. It’s there for the privileges. He is a patriot who does not question orders and who has never stopped to think about what it really means to be a patriot, or what the concept of a patriot is. And you and I know that this has nothing to do with Captain America. 

Plus, Captain America won’t abide by any government’s decisions if they’re not fair, nor, come on, man, would he ever carry a gun. And we know that it is John Walker because in the credit titles his name appears painted on the walls along with the legend: Cap is back! He is a replacement hero who has not gone to fight crime to combat injustice or simply to defend what is fair, but is where he is for fame. Seek recognition. It’s there for the privileges. He is a patriot who does not question orders and who has never stopped to think about what it really means to be a patriot, or what the concept of a patriot is. 

And you and I know that this has nothing to do with Captain America. Plus, Captain America won’t abide by any government’s decisions if they’re not fair, nor, come on, man, would he ever carry a gun. And we know that it is John Walker because in the credit titles his name appears painted on the walls along with the legend: Cap is back! He is a replacement hero who has not gone to fight crime to combat injustice or simply to defend what is fair, but is where he is for fame. Seek recognition. It’s there for the privileges. He is a patriot who does not question orders and who has never stopped to think about what it really means to be a patriot, or what the concept of a patriot is. 

And you and I know that this has nothing to do with Captain America. Plus, Captain America won’t abide by any government’s decisions if they’re not fair, nor, come on, man, would he ever carry a gun. And we know that it is John Walker because in the credit titles his name appears painted on the walls along with the legend: Cap is back! Stand up for what is fair, but where you are for fame. Seek recognition. It’s there for the privileges. He is a patriot who does not question orders and who has never stopped to think about what it really means to be a patriot, or what the concept of a patriot is. And you and I know that this has nothing to do with Captain America. 

Plus, Captain America won’t abide by any government’s decisions if they’re not fair, nor, come on, man, would he ever carry a gun. And we know that it is John Walker because in the credit titles his name appears painted on the walls along with the legend: Cap is back! Stand up for what is fair, but where you are for fame. Seek recognition. It’s there for the privileges. He is a patriot who does not question orders and who has never stopped to think about what it really means to be a patriot, or what the concept of a patriot is. And you and I know that this has nothing to do with Captain America. 

Plus, Captain America won’t abide by any government’s decisions if they’re not fair, nor, come on, man, would he ever carry a gun. And we know that it is John Walker because in the credit titles his name appears painted on the walls along with the legend: Cap is back! He is a patriot who does not question orders and who has never stopped to think about what it really means to be a patriot, or what the concept of a patriot is. And you and I know that this has nothing to do with Captain America.

 Plus, Captain America won’t abide by any government’s decisions if they’re not fair, nor, come on, man, would he ever carry a gun. And we know that it is John Walker because in the credit titles his name appears painted on the walls along with the legend: Cap is back! He is a patriot who does not question orders and who has never stopped to think about what it really means to be a patriot, or what the concept of a patriot is. And you and I know that this has nothing to do with Captain America. Plus, Captain America won’t abide by any government’s decisions if they’re not fair, nor, come on, man, would he ever carry a gun. And we know that it is John Walker because in the credit titles his name appears painted on the walls along with the legend: Cap is back!

Another thing you have to know about John Walker and his election as Captain America is that the Government of the United States considers that Captain America is the property of the State and that he must follow the orders of the Government. That is not the case with the Captain America we know. 

It is not the one from the comics – since the Avengers thawed it – and it is not, far from it, the one from the MCU. He is a hero who defends what is fair and he is a hero who does not follow the guidelines of any government. In the MCU it was clear that he did not agree with the Sokovia agreements, that the heroes should not be controlled by any government, neither the United States nor the UN. 

And he’s the guy who protects the Winter Soldier against the government because he knows (knew) that behind the murderer was still his friend Bucky Barnes. There was a time when it made sense for him to follow his government, but both he and the United States evolve. That is why he knows perfectly well that his true replacement is Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie), Falcon. And in the comics when the Government wanted to interfere in their decisions, they left the suit and the shield. And that’s how John Walker replaced him. 

The series, however, is going to go another way. In the comics, John Walker was a retired military man who had become a hired hero bar mercenary, who had achieved super strength by doing tricks, and who had a representative who would get him appearances in the media and look for jobs (like that, in diminutive). And in the comics when the Government wanted to interfere in their decisions, they left the suit and the shield. And that’s how John Walker replaced him. The series, however, is going to go another way. 

In the comics, John Walker was a retired military man who had become a hired hero bar mercenary, who had achieved super strength by doing tricks, and who had a representative who would get him appearances in the media and look for jobs (like that, in diminutive). And in the comics when the Government wanted to interfere in their decisions, they left the suit and the shield. And that’s how John Walker replaced him. The series, however, is going to go another way. In the comics, John Walker was a retired military man who had become a hired hero bar mercenary, who had achieved super strength by doing tricks, and who had a representative who would get him appearances in the media and look for jobs (like that, in diminutive).

Sam Wilson doesn’t think he deserves the shield. He is not yet aware that it is not the shield that makes the man (or the woman), but rather the other way around. The shield is good because whoever wears it is good. The shield is neither good nor bad. It is a symbol, but a symbol to which its bearer gives meaning. And that’s where John Walker will play a role, the new Captain America who is to the taste of the Government. What a coincidence that this new Captain America is not African American. Make it another WASP. The series will also address this issue. Wilson says he doesn’t deserve the shield and everyone tells him it’s the right decision. But why? In the comics the character, in his heroic version, believes that the United States Government – and where it says the United States put any sovereign States of a democracy – always does the best for its citizens. He does not question it. You really want to help other people, but are blinded by your patriotism. And Captain America defines himself because he is a good man, not because he is a patriot.

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