The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is an upcoming American web television miniseries created for Disney+ by Malcolm Spellman, based on the Marvel Comics characters. Ever witnessed a black Captain America, well now the falcon & winter soldier introduces the first-ever black captain America into MCU.
How it initiated
Avengers: Endgame came to a triumphant close, with an age-old but pleased Steve Rogers passing on his shield to Sam Wilson. It depicts Sam’s inheriting the mantle of Captain America, just as he did in the comics. But it seems Sam’s journey to becoming Captain America will be a lot more complicated than thought previously. The latest reports suggest Falcon will learn the secret history of the US Government’s super-soldier program, and as a result, he’ll initially refuse to accept the shield. Sam Wilson will learn of Isaiah Bradley, a character who – in the comics – was the first black Captain America.
History of the super-soldier program
Isaiah Bradley’s story initiated from a 2003 miniseries called Truth: Red, White, and Black. The idea was proposed by writer Robert Morales, inspired by the infamous Tuskegee Study, in which African Americans were anonymously exposed to syphilis. Morales expected Marvel to decline the idea, given it was so bleak, but he pitched it all the same; and told a dark tale in which the US Government experimented with the super-soldier serum. Isaiah Bradley was one of 300 black soldiers who were spirited away by Military Intelligence and subjected to early versions of the serum. Isaiah was one of only a handful to survive the experiments but after his imprisonment, he never recovered properly.
Merge of this story in the MCU
It’s not much hard work weaving this story into MCU given that General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross, a high-ranking figure in the US military was obsessed with the idea of creating new super-soldiers. He was the latest in a long line of military figures to become fascinated by the works of Dr. Abraham Erskine and to attempt to replicate his success. Bruce Banner was working for Ross when he came up with an innovative Gamma Serum and unwisely experimented upon himself, leading to the character named Hulk. The novelization of The Incredible Hulk fleshes Ross’ backstory out still further, hinting there had been other super-soldier programs.
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