The Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier introduced new characters and closed the arc of old ones. Wyatt Russell’s US Agent is one of those few new characters who could possibly go on to have a story worth exploring in future MCU projects. As the stand-in for Captain America after the tragic exeunt of Chris Evans from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the audience has been familiarizing themselves with several streams of new characters like Russell’s within the MCU. The final roles have not been bartered off yet but with the push-and-pull of actors donning suits on and off, it remains to be seen what position TFATWS actor, Wyatt Russell, finally finds himself in.
Wyatt Russell’s Future in the MCU
Although left unnamed, except for the vague “US Agent”, the actor was given a crucial to play in the series. In the aftermath of Evans’ retirement, Russell had big shoes to fill as the new Captain America. But, as was shown in the series, the bureaucracy had both restricted as well as unleashed a far more unhinged character than the audience was expecting to see in the return of the beloved hero’s role.
Two things happened with the introduction of Wyatt Russell’s Captain America/US Agent. One, the Marvel Cinematic Universe introduced another supervillain into the plot. Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ Valentina Allegra de la Fontaine is the typical shady CIA character who works the strings from behind the curtain and waits for the wreckage to begin. Powerful and armed with information, she will be essential to furthering the future MCU plot, as she did with Yelena in Hawkeye. And two, this also sets the precedence for setting up a storyline for Dark Avengers of which Russell could be an important part.
Russell’s Experience Within the MCU
In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the actor has revealed his experience while spending time with the Marvel team during the shooting of the 6-episode limited Disney+ series. “I really enjoy playing the character and my experience working with Marvel was an unbelievable working experience and collaborative, working with Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan, and Kari Skogland. The teams they have there are unbelievable, it’s why they make great things.”
In response to his enthusiasm at reprising the role in future MCU projects, the actor said, “So, anytime I get the opportunity or hear about the chance to reprise a character or work for Marvel again, it’s very exciting because the people are wonderful. So, hopefully, I’ll get to do it again. We’ll see.”