After having Steve Rogers as Captain America, it appears that something will stop Sam from immediately stepping into his shoes. There have been reports that the U.S. government will step in and prevent Sam from becoming Captain America, and there’s a chance that the decision could be racially motivated at the end of the day. It is clear John Walker – another white and blonde-haired military member – will take on the mantle at some point. But, with The Falcon and The Winter Soldier also rumored to include Isaiah Bradley, the first Black Captain America in the comics, Sam could learn about the hidden history of Black men in the super-soldier programs.
With Spellman indicating The Falcon and The Winter Soldier won’t shy away from more serious topics involving Black people in America, the Disney+ show could deliver a story much deeper than the marketing has indicated. The Falcon and The Winter Soldier’s trailers have focused heavily on the action and buddy-cop dynamic between Sam and Bucky. But if race is a large part of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier‘s story, then it could surprise audiences with some important and necessary discussions about the state of America.
Originally from https://screenrant.com/falcon-winter-soldier-black-captain-america-opportunity/