Sam Wilson sided with Steve Rogers in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War. After that, he showed up in Infinity War, where he helps Vision and Scarlet Witch, and his suit had an upgrade that most fans didn’t notice.
As pointed out by Marvel Studios Concept Artist, Josh Nizzi, Wilson had donned boot thrusters, something that he hasn’t used since the beginning.
“I removed a large thruster from Falcon’s backpack in order to make room for Redwing,” Nizzi says. “The boot thrusters were to help make up for this.”
“The idea was that since Tony would have helped upgrade Falcon’s gear, he could have put an additional boost in the legs similar to what is in the Iron Man suits.”
Although Anthony Mackie’s Falcon turned to dust at the end of the film, he’ll be back in next year’s Avengers 4. The character is also rumoured to be involved in a show with Bucky Barnes for Disney’s upcoming streaming service.
Mackie seemed excited at the possibility of a Winter Soldier/Falcon Show earlier in the year while promoting Infinity War.
“Sebastian is a damn good actor and he’s a damn good friend, so I think our relationship — really, it’s the three of us, he, [Captain America actor Chris Evans] and I – our relationship kind of works really well because there’s a mutual respect,” Mackie said.
“So a spinoff would be great, but it would be like Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy in 48 Hours, that would be our spinoff. It would end up with us beating the crap out of each other three or four times, I know it.”
When Stan was asked about the show more recently, he played it off probably due to Marvel’s secrecy policies.
“Not really, no,” Stan recalled of whether or not those conversations have taken place. “It’s usually like a dream. People might mention something, but we never go that way.”