Sam's Captain America Struggles Don't End With Falcon And The Winter Soldier

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When The Falcon and the Winter Soldier ended with Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) donning a new suit and taking on the mantle of Captain America, fans weren’t sure how the story would continue. Now, though, it’s been reported that Falcon and Winter Soldier head writer Malcolm Spellman will be tackling the next Captain America movie. And as far as he’s concerned, the story of Sam’s struggle as a Black man carrying the shield can’t be over yet.

“I think these are the conversations that are inherently embodied in these characters,” he said to GameSpot. “All of them embody deeper conversations that are happening in our living rooms and I think we would have been sugarcoating s*** if we had just said, ‘Hey man, I did it, you know? I beat racism because I’m Captain America.’ There’s no point in telling stories if you’re not going to use them to tell bigger stories.”

An important piece of that was the introduction of Isaiah Bradley (Carl Lumbly), a retired Black soldier who was part of the supersoldier program and ultimately imprisoned and experimented on by HYDRA. He rejected the idea of a Black man carrying the shield, let alone wanting to.

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