The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Episode 5 is now broadcasting Disney +, and ends with a post-credit scene that sets up the final episode of Wonderful Show. In the episode, entitled “Truth”, John Walker (played by Wyatt Russell) was stripped of his role as Captain America after the bloody events of the last episode. However, the scene after the credits revealed that he might want revenge.
In the scene, which starts at 54:22 on the Disney + channel of the episode, we first heard the sound of metal on metal, before seeing a photo of Walker next to Lemar Hoskins, also known as Battlestar (Cle Bennett), who died on episode 4.
Next, we see Walker hammering a piece of metal into a shield, before welding a medal on it and painting it with Captain America’s colors. The implication seems to be that, against military orders, Walker will become a kind of dishonest and vigilant version of Captain America – someone who, as the last episode showed, is prone to violence.
Marvel comic book fans will know that theMCU version of the character has had some superhero identities adjacent to Captain America over the years. On the contrary The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, the character started life in the comics as Super Patriot, a superhero who put himself as Cap’s rival and tried to discredit him for not defending what he considered America’s true ideals.
Most likely, however, this post-credit scene is causing Walker to become a US agent, another superhero who saw Walker wearing a version of his Captain America costume and, as in the scene, wielding his own vibranium shield.
However, the way he becomes a US agent in comics differs from what we see in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Episode 5. In the comics, Walker had his memories erased after his parents were murdered after his identity was leaked.
With this post-credit scene, the show seems to be setting up a fight between the person that many think should be the real next Captain America, the Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and this violent suitor.
However, episode 4 showed that the show did not fully define Walker as a villain. This may be because they have plans to follow the comics, where the US agent becomes the watchdog of the West Coast Avengers, who feature several characters who have had a Disney + show or are receiving one.
Among the members of this group is WandaVisionscarlet witch (Elizabeth Olsen), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner, who is getting his own series in late 2021) and Mrs. Marvel (Iman Vellani, which is also expected to debut in 2021). As such, the show may be establishing its first major crossover.
In an interview with Slashfilm, Russell joked about his role on the show: “He’s worried about all these things that he never had to worry about, because he is operating practically in silence. No one really knew what was going on in these missions that he was on and now he is ahead as a public relations officer for the government. So he is not used to being in that position. Moving on, you will see him: ‘How am I going to deal with these things?’ How is this going to go with him? “
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier airs on Fridays at Disney +.