Falcon fans rejoice as it looks like Sam Wilson is finally getting his due in the upcoming The Falcon and the Winter Soldier series. Not only does he now don Captain America’s shield but from this new image, it looks like he will be getting a more comic-accurate outfit to go along with his new title.
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The image reveals that Falcon’s new outfit is not only more consistent with the character’s look in the comics but that the colour scheme of the suit is taken directly from the source material, rather than drawing on military colours.
The only thing that the image does not show is Captain America’s shield. Whilst the Vibranium shield would block our view of the outfit, it is still unknown why Falcon isn’t holding it beside him. The rumour is that the American government do not want him as the next Captain America and so US Agent may be the one currently possessing the shield.
Another rumour is that Falcon does not want to take over the mantel and this conflict may be a part of the show but neither that nor the US Agent rumours have been confirmed just yet.
While this look was revealed in the Disney+ MCU featurette Expanding the Universe alongside other character artwork reveals from the various upcoming Marvel shows, it follows a previously released promo image for the series revealing Sebastian Stan’s new look as Bucky Barnes.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is set to follow the titular former sidekicks as they deal with the ramifications of Avengers: Endgame. In that film, they saw their friend Steve Rogers go back in time to live out a life with Peggy Carter. When he returned, they were reunited with an elderly Steve who then handed over his shield to Sam Wilson.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is scheduled to air on Disney+ in Fall 2020.