During D23 last year, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige announced that actor Wyatt Russell was cast as John Walker / U.S. Agent in Marvel Studios' The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. Concept art of the U.S. Agent's costume was officially revealed in the Disney+ documentary Marvel Studios: Expanding The Universe. Now, Page Six has released the first look at Russell in costume on the set of the upcoming Disney+ series.
This week, Page Six revealed that actor Wyatt Russell had been spotted on the Atlanta set of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. Russell was photographed in costume as John Walker / U.S. Agent by BACKGRID.
WHAT THIS MEANS
Page Six was told that Russell had filmed two separate scenes as John Walker and U.S. Agent, respectively. This would explain the sling around Russell's arm and why he is wearing a military uniform in one of BACKGRID’s photographs.
The most important detail here is that U.S. Agent is now in possession of Captain America's shield, which Steve Rogers previously passed down to Sam Wilson in Marvel Studios' Avengers: Endgame. Rumors suggest that the U.S. Government will confiscate the shield from Wilson in the series, as they don't see him as a worthy successor to Rogers, thus making Walker their own personal government-sanctioned version of Captain America.
U.S. Agent's costume also appears to include a holstered pistol. Rogers was no stranger to using guns in World War II, as seen in Marvel Studios' Captain America: The First Avenger, but he later learned to rely more on his strength and shield after living in the modern-day.
In the Marvel comics, Walker was first introduced as the villain Super Patriot, but later replaced Captain America and eventually became U.S. Agent. If Walker is the new Captain America, one can only imagine if he will go rogue and don a more comic-accurate black costume as the U.S. Agent