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Latest Marvel Leaks Tease MCU Might Be Developing a Isaiah Bradley Captain America Film With Wyatt Russell’s US Agent Returning as Main Antagonist

Marvel’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier introduced us to two pivotal comic book characters, who were, in comparison to the main characters, were merely teased in the series. But it appears, we haven’t quite seen the last of them yet. The two characters in question are, of course — Isaiah Bradley and John Walker. With recent Marvel leaks, it might be the case that the two may return to the screens, and this time with greater, more influential roles to play.

John Walker, alias U.S. Agent
John Walker, alias U.S. Agent

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Leaks Show The Potential Development Of A Isaiah Bradley vs U.S. Agent Movie

In recent Reddit leaks, we see certain titles that have presumably been trademarked by Marvel.

Reddit Leaks
Reddit leaks
More leaks
More leaks

In these, we see new titles besides the ones already announced at yesterday’s SDCC, including — Nomad, Avengers: Eternity Wars, Celestials: End of Time, and Captain America: Red, White, and Black. This has sent the fans into a frenzy. The titles Captain America: Red, White, and Black and Nomad have the fans speculating a potential Captain America movie, featuring the characters of Isaiah Bradley, and John Walker (U.S Agent) — both of whom were recently introduced in the MCU through The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. 

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Will We See The Two Characters In Future Marvel Films?

Isaiah Bradley in the Marvel comics
Isaiah Bradley in the Marvel comics

In the comics, Isaiah Bradley was one of the characters who bear the title of Captain America. He is known as the “Black Captain America,” and is portrayed in the Marvel Universe as a legend among the majority of African-Americans. In The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, we saw Isaiah Bradley’s introduction in the form of a Korean War veteran who participated in Super Soldier Serum human experimentation against his will in the 1950s.

Throughout the series, his character defies the mere existence of a Black Captain America, a result of his past trauma. However, at the end of the series, when Sam Wilson takes on the role of Captain America, we see Bradley at the Smithsonian Nation Air and Space Museum, where a statue has been made in dedication to his heroics. In a past interview, actor Carl Lumbly expressed his enthusiasm for working in future Marvel projects, and with these leaks, we wholeheartedly believe we are set to see an epic return.

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As for U.S Agent, John Walker, the mere title of Captain America: Red, White, and Black may be hinting at a potential comeback.

Captain America vs U.S. Agent
Captain America vs U.S. Agent

In the comics, we see U.S Agent as one of the mantle bearers of Captain America. However, with great power, comes great responsibility and unfortunately, for John Walker, the responsibility was too much to handle, almost driving the man to madness. In The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, portrayed by Wyatt Russell, he was chosen to be the second Captain America in place of Steve Rogers. Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes were enraged by his desire to uphold Rogers’ reputation.

Walker is stripped off of his mantle of Captain America when he brutally murders a foreign national, as revenge for his partner, Lemar Hoskins being killed. At the end of the series, we see him being hired by Valentina Allegra de Fontaine, and rebranded, with a brand new black suit, as U.S. Agent. Just from the ending of his character arc in the Disney+ series, it is obvious the character is set for a future return, potentially as an antagonist against Isaiah Bradley. 

Besides, the U.S. Agent is also rumored to have an appearance in the upcoming Marvel Phase 5 film, Thunderbolts — whose release would reportedly mark the end of the aforementioned phase. The film is set for a July 26, 2024 release.

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But What About Nomad?

In the leaks, we also see the trademarked title of Nomad. Who is that? Are we about to witness a potential return of the Steve Rogers we all know and love, further hinting at Chris Evans’, albeit constantly debunked, re-appearance in the franchise?

Steve Rogers as Nomad
Steve Rogers as Nomad

In the comics, we see an alternate identity to Steve Rogers – Nomad, after he gave up on the mantle of Captain America. Will this mark a potential return for Steve Rogers in the MCU? Perhaps. Perhaps not. In the comics, we also see two other characters take on the role of the Nomad — Jack Monroe and Edward Ferbel. With the involvement of the multiverse in Marvel’s ever-so-expanding cinematic universe, we may get to see the Nomad being played by completely different, already existing or non-existence, about-to-be introduced characters.

Time is the only factor that can confirm or deny a probable Steve Rogers return to the franchise. Fans of Chris Evans’ Captain America may have to hold on a little longer, or they can simply choose to acknowledge Sam Wilson as the new and deserving-of-the-title, Captain America. 

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As for the usual enjoyers of Marvel, Phase 5 is about to kick off very soon, next year, with the release of Ant-Man 3 in February.

Source: Reddit

Written by Debdipta Bhattacharya

Always having had a deep fascination for content creation and pop-culture, Debdipta joined as a writer at FandomWire in 2022. Currently pursuing an undergraduate Mass Communication degree, Debdipta enjoys the intricacies of cinema and film-making, with a year of screenwriting experience to account for. Besides her knack for writing, she's also an avid reader, a connoisseur of music across all genres, and a die-hard fan of Charlie Kaufman.