‘The Falcon and The Winter Soldier’ Disney+ Miniseries Enlists Wyatt Russell to Play John Walker, aka US Agent
Straight from D23, the Marvel Studios and Disney+ limited series ‘The Falcon and The Winter Soldier’ now has Wyatt Russell as John Walker, aka US Agent.
Russell is currently in the AMC series ‘Lodge 49,’ and was recently in Julius Avery’s Overlord.’ Other credits include Phil Lord & Chris Miller’s ’22 Jump Street,’ Richard Linklater’s ‘Everybody Wants Some!!,’ and Dan Tratchenberg’s ‘Black Mirror: Playtest.’ Next, he will appear in Joe Wright’s ‘The Woman in the Window,’ releasing May 15, 2020, and the Showtime miniseries ‘The Good Lord Bird.’
Moreover, the show will be lead by Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan, reprising their roles as the titular characters. Also, two other actors will be making their return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Daniel Brühl will once again play Zemo, while Emily VanCamp is back to play Sharon Carter/Agent 13, which were both reaffirmed by Kevin Feige today.
Director Kari Skogland (‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ ‘The Punisher’) will helm the series. Malcolm Spellman (‘Our Family Wedding,’ ‘Empire’) is another writer onboard. ‘John Wick’ trilogy scribe Derek Kolstad is also in the writers room.
Below is a little taste of what the show will tackle:
“[Sam] accepting the shield from Captain America at the end of ‘Avengers: Endgame’ will figure into the miniseries.”
In Fatman Beyond, Kevin Smith discussed the possibility of the U.S. government not approving of Sam Wilson as Captain America. Enter U.S. Agent, who serves as a conservative analogue for Captain America and could possibly be the government’s sanctioned hero.
In the comics, U.S. Agent has been a part of the Thunderbolts and the Dark Avengers. This could very well open the door for the same to happen in the MCU.
Further, Ray Chan (‘Avengers: Endgame’) will serve as production designer.
Filming will begin this October in Atlanta, Georgia.
The miniseries will be six episodes long, and air August 2020, on the Disney+ streaming service.