'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier': Marvel drops video explaining story and origin of US Agent John Walker
As 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier' draws nearer, Marvel has made sure its fans are up to speed on the legacy of its characters. The site released a video explaining the origins and history of one of the show's characters — John Walker aka US Agent.
US Agent has been a controversial character both on and off the page, and he makes for an uneasy ally at best, and an outright foe at his worst. It's unclear as to where he lies on that spectrum in the upcoming 'Falcon and the Winter Soldier,' as this is his first live-action appearance in the MCU. US Agent will be played by Wyatt Russell, and has been known to take up the legacy of Captain America (Chris Evans) — something that neither the Falcon (Anthony Mackie) nor the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) are likely to be very happy about.
The video that Marvel released focuses on the character's comic book origins, however, as opposed to his live-action counterpart. The video shows John Walker's origins as a soldier in the US Army, who took up an offer to undergo scientific enhancement to become the Super Patriot, along with three other US soldiers. Walker took up the Captain America legacy when Steve Rogers abandoned the identity, and even had one of his enhanced soldier allies serve as his version of Bucky. Despite his hardcore patriotism, Walker saw Captain America as a relic of the past and believed that he was more representative of America's modern ideals.
The two have teamed up, however, as contentious allies. At one point, however, Walker was brainwashed, with his appearance altered, by the US Government, to become the US Agent. The US Agent has even served as a member of the Avengers, though his arrogant attitude soon got him kicked off of the team.
The US Agent is possibly one of the most rough-edged members of the Avengers there is, but he has his fans, nonetheless. He has always been a right-wing, conservative foil to Captain America's more liberal values, and though he fights for the side of the good, his methods have never made his fellow superheroes comfortable. Whether he's a friend or foe on 'Falcon and the Winter Soldier,' his appearance is guaranteed to be an interesting one.
You can watch the entire video below:
U.S. Agent may look like Captain America, but he's no Steve Rogers! pic.twitter.com/rWRM3rKiLB— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) May 30, 2020
'The Falcon and the Winter Solider' releases in August 2020 on Disney+.