12:02 am - 07/17/2014

Sam Wilson will indeed be the new Captain America


Marvel Comics announced tonight on The Colbert Report that Sam Wilson -- a.k.a. Captain America's longtime partner The Falcon -- will don the iconic costume vacated by a currently-depowered Steve Rogers.

"Steve had to hand the mantle over," Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada told Stephen Colbert tonight, adding that the new Cap is Wilson.

He hastened to say that it was "strictly in the comics," presumably to curtail talk that Anthony Mackie might get Chris Evans's job.

Colbert, though, was jokingly offered the job as the new Falcon -- an image of which you can see below.


Falcon will take on the job in October's Captain America #25 and will serve as the full-time Captain America and star of that title for the foreseeable future. While there have been other replacements for Rogers before, Wilson will be the first person of color to appear as the title lead in the monthly Captain America comic.

Steve Rogers recently had the Super-Soldier Serum drained from his system as part of an attack by the Iron Nail, causing his body to rapidly begin to resemble its biological age.

Captain America's story mirrors somewhat the story of his fellow World War II hero Nick Fury, who was recently replaced by his illegitimate son. Fury, like Cap, has been kept artificially youthful via a chemical coursing through his system and has recently aged rapidly as a result of that chemical's ineffectiveness. Fury's son, an African-American as well, was seemingly introduced in order to keep pace with the movies, where Samuel L. Jackson plays Fury (in the movies, the idea of having previously had a white Fury and the whole familial relationship is not utilized). The Marvel Studios movies star Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson/The Falcon; he first appeared in April's Captain America: The Winter Soldier.


As is right and just.
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somnus_angel 17th-Jul-2014 04:57 am (UTC)

But yassss I can't wait for Sam to slay
24_24_1_1526 17th-Jul-2014 04:57 am (UTC)
*bites lip*


pillamelai 17th-Jul-2014 12:26 pm (UTC)
He has a fish face... :|
pippopippo 17th-Jul-2014 04:57 am (UTC)
Someone film Anthony Mackie's reaction! Though it might be a bit like your gif, OP.
winter_lace 17th-Jul-2014 05:03 am (UTC)
I know right? I can just imagine how excited he would be
lauracoy 17th-Jul-2014 05:07 am (UTC)
MTE lol
bob_benson 17th-Jul-2014 05:13 am (UTC)
Anthony Mackie's reaction was my only thought
leopard_legs 17th-Jul-2014 07:03 pm (UTC)
I legitimately went "OMG ANTHONY MACKIE IS GONNA BE SO SO EXCIIIIITED!!" in my head
and then wondered what my life has come to
drbat 17th-Jul-2014 04:58 am (UTC)
viudanegra 17th-Jul-2014 05:00 am (UTC)
Poor Steve =(
britt_m_89 17th-Jul-2014 05:02 am (UTC)
noooooo :(

pastelstar 17th-Jul-2014 05:05 am (UTC)
I'm loling waaaay too hard at this
wauwy 17th-Jul-2014 05:06 am (UTC)
lol everyone else is sad but I think it's awesome how he's still kicking ass as a sickly nonagenarian.

He'll get better soon, y'all, don't worry!
pastelstar 17th-Jul-2014 05:15 am (UTC)
But deadpool will never forget the feel of saggy balls on his neck
madhubala 17th-Jul-2014 06:01 am (UTC)
Pulled a muscle from laughing so hard

Edited at 2014-07-17 06:01 am (UTC)
juanitatequila 17th-Jul-2014 06:13 am (UTC)
omfg deadpool LOLOLOL
lettace 17th-Jul-2014 06:33 am (UTC)
i'm crying loool
kashyyyk 17th-Jul-2014 06:47 am (UTC)
wade's admiration for cap makes me happy and also sad.
tx5mym5 17th-Jul-2014 10:49 am (UTC)
I laughed so hard when I saw this solicitation cover.
wauwy 17th-Jul-2014 04:59 am (UTC)
I WIN somnus_angel!

Anyway, some more pics.

Official art they showed on Colbert

New Avengers lineup, with deets courtesy of tracerbullitt:

Called Avengers NOW!, the initiative will see Iron Man, Captain America and Thor radically altered and give each of the three a new #1. It will also feature a renewed focus on Deathlok and the Winter Soldier, with more than new ten titles in the planning stages.

We already knew about the female Thor -- and tonight on The Colbert Report, we learned that Sam Wilson, better known as The Falcon, will take over the identity of Captain America.

The third major title announcement made tonight -- and the one nobody had an idea of -- is Superior Iron Man #1, which EW says "sends Tony Stark to San Francisco with a new outfit and a new perspective on life."
wauwy 17th-Jul-2014 05:00 am (UTC)
btw who is the fire guy? Not Human Torch, surely? And is the chick in the bikini Valkyrie?
tracerbullitt 17th-Jul-2014 05:08 am (UTC)
The fire guy is Inferno, apparently. idk about bikini girl, but more info is here! http://popwatch.ew.com/2014/07/16/marvels-avengers-now-captain-america-is-black-thor-is-female-iron-man-has-a-new-suit/

Edited at 2014-07-17 05:08 am (UTC)
bodyline 17th-Jul-2014 05:01 am (UTC)
The third major title announcement made tonight -- and the one nobody had an idea of -- is Superior Iron Man #1, which EW says "sends Tony Stark to San Francisco with a new outfit and a new perspective on life."

oh. and here i was hoping tony would get booted out of the main line-up, too.
buckybear 17th-Jul-2014 05:03 am (UTC)

somnus_angel 17th-Jul-2014 05:04 am (UTC)

I will get my revenge when you least expect it.
viudanegra 17th-Jul-2014 05:06 am (UTC)
Who is the other woman who isn't Thor or Scarlet Witch?

Edited at 2014-07-17 05:11 am (UTC)
pastelstar 17th-Jul-2014 05:07 am (UTC)
somebody tell me who is who in this pic
gerrycurls 17th-Jul-2014 05:08 am (UTC)
how is wanda alive? does that mean rogue is alive too?
blackwidow 17th-Jul-2014 05:17 am (UTC)
All I got from this is that they are focusing on Deathlok more, which means there is hopes for J. August Richards to make an appearance in the movies.
juanitatequila 17th-Jul-2014 06:13 am (UTC)

Edited at 2014-07-17 06:13 am (UTC)
somnus_angel 17th-Jul-2014 04:59 am (UTC)
Also the official pic of Sam as Captain America:

wauwy 17th-Jul-2014 05:01 am (UTC)
oh n/m, I really like this outfit. I thought the dark parts were black instead of dark blue before.

I miss the head-wings tho ;_;
toastieghostie 17th-Jul-2014 11:20 am (UTC)
I miss the head-wings tho ;_;

mte it's just not right without the Cap cowl :C
viudanegra 17th-Jul-2014 04:59 am (UTC)
Mackie is gonna pee himself if he gets to play Cap instead of Sebastian after Chris. I really want that to happen, tbh.
pastelstar 17th-Jul-2014 05:08 am (UTC)
LOL seriously
landwarinasia 17th-Jul-2014 09:42 am (UTC)
omg yesss I would love for this to happen.
tx5mym5 17th-Jul-2014 11:18 am (UTC)

Anthony a better actor than Chris and Seb combined. He's a bigger fan, too! Love him!
lestat 17th-Jul-2014 11:22 am (UTC)
leopard_legs 17th-Jul-2014 07:05 pm (UTC)
I might actually cry with happiness for him if he gets to
britt_m_89 17th-Jul-2014 04:59 am (UTC)
I was waiting on this post!
bodyline 17th-Jul-2014 04:59 am (UTC)
I thought we knew this?
drbat 17th-Jul-2014 05:07 am (UTC)
Yeah, Cap!Falcon already showed up on the cover for the "8 months later" Avengers stuff.
chaos_organised 17th-Jul-2014 05:00 am (UTC)
why did I read Marvel's FB comments tho smh

Edited at 2014-07-17 05:07 am (UTC)
notoriousreign 17th-Jul-2014 05:00 am (UTC)
Didn't like everyone call this? I'm so happy, Sam's the best. <3
backwardsjoker 17th-Jul-2014 05:00 am (UTC)
*Facebook like*
britt_m_89 17th-Jul-2014 05:01 am (UTC)
So if they do kill Steve off in the movies, who will play Cap? I say more than likely it will be Bucky because that storyline has been around a few years while this just happened.
bodyline 17th-Jul-2014 05:03 am (UTC)
I think it's much more likely we'll see Bucky Cap in the films before we see Sam Cap. Bucky Cap is now a fan favorite and Marvel has Sebastian Stan on lockdown lmfao.
wauwy 17th-Jul-2014 05:04 am (UTC)
smh 1. they will not kill off Steeb, just recast him

2. Falcon filled in for Cap frequently in the 70's, 80's, and 90's before Bucky was ever even resurrected, so my vote would be with him. Plus, no matter how much I lust for Sebastian Stan, I would far prefer a black man playing Captain America, even if it's just for a little while.

Bucky can stay the Winter Soldier, he's hot as fuck just the way he is.
tracerbullitt 17th-Jul-2014 05:16 am (UTC)
I don't mind Bucky staying as the Winter Soldier, I just want more time spent on his character, dammit. I know a Winter Soldier solo movie isn't in the offing, but like how about playing the same type of role as BW in Cap 2?

But if they don't do Bucky!Cap, what was all this foreshadowy stuff for, HMMM? lol

pastelstar 17th-Jul-2014 05:09 am (UTC)
Seb Stan signed a contract in blood so
theblackwidow 17th-Jul-2014 05:45 am (UTC)
tetrazzinichikn 17th-Jul-2014 06:39 am (UTC)
I don't thin SebStan can carry a movie or it's promotion. I think it's going to Mackie or someone new.
tx5mym5 17th-Jul-2014 11:24 am (UTC)
Seb as Cap?

I mean, Falcon has been Cap before, Anthony's a better actor, he does better press, better known, bigger fan, and might be in Avengers 2. The scales seem to tip in his favor. Tumblr fandom is less useful than Hall H hype at this point.
lay_of_luthien 17th-Jul-2014 11:53 am (UTC)
Sam and Bucky can Rock-Paper-Scissors it before each mission.
kiwibutter 17th-Jul-2014 05:02 am (UTC)
I wonder how long it'll take to retcon? I'm guessing Cap and Thor will be retconned before Wolverine is brought back to life, which is guaranteed to happen within the year.
tracerbullitt 17th-Jul-2014 05:02 am (UTC)

Not too shabby
sherlockholmes 17th-Jul-2014 05:21 am (UTC)
I could look at this all night.
noon 17th-Jul-2014 05:03 am (UTC)
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