'The Falcon and The Winter Soldier' Episode 2: Will John Walker's violent methods make way for Sam to become Captain America?
In comics, John Walker's violent methods force him give up the mantle of Captain America. Will the same thing happne in ‘The Falcon and The Winter Soldier’
Spoilers for ‘The Falcon and The Winter Soldier’ Episode 2
Episode 2 of ‘The Falcon and The Winter Soldier’ was filled with a lot of mind-boggling action sequences and massive throwbacks to some of the most amazing moments in the MCU. However, it also gave proper screen-time to the new Captain America, aka John Walker (Wyatt Russell).
The viewers got to know why Walker was chosen as the nation’s new hero and how difficult it is for him to fill Steve Rogers’ shoes. Those, who wanted to see him fight were also in for a surprise because they finally got to see a fight scene with John using Captain America’s iconic shield.
During the course of the entire episode, John tried to extend a hand of friendship toward Sam (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky (Sebastian Stan), telling them we need to work together. However, Sam and Bucky did not want an alliance with the new hero.
After a lot of effort, Walker decides to let them go with a warning that they should never cross his path in the mission to bring the ‘Flag-Smashers’ down.
However, if we go by the comics, Walker uses his powers in more violent and brutal ways.
Will John Walker’s actions make way for Sam to be Captain America?
In the comics, things don’t go smooth for Walker. His violent methods as Captain America lead a terrorist group named Watchdogs to kill his parents after his secret identity is revealed on national television. Scarred by the events, the new Captain America embarks on a revenge mission that Steve Rogers never would.
Walker was then captured by the Flag-Smasher and taken to an unknown location. However, he is rescued by Steve Rogers, operating as the Captain.
After the entire episode, the Commission on Superhuman Activities wanted Rogers to be the new Captain America. Though he initially didn't want to, but Walker convinces him that role only belonged to him.
Meanwhile, if we talk about ‘The Falcon and The Winter Soldier’, Walker is still new to the position and is on his first ever mission as the new hero. But, it is possible that Walker might use more violent ways to kill the terrorists and prove that he is better than Rogers.
Meanwhile, the friction between Sam and Waters will also be an interesting thing to watch. Sam did not like anyone else holding the shield while Walker is not a fan of how Sam is treating him since he has been named the new hero. Walker has already shown that he won't bow down to the pressure of being a national hero and become a better Captain America.
Will the makers take the easy way and do what comics have shown the viewers over the years? Or will we see something very different in the upcoming episode? Let’s wait and see how things turn out to be in the upcoming episodes.
‘The Falcon and The Winter Soldier’ returns to Disney+ on Friday.