Captain America, played by Wyatt Russell, has been recently receiving death threats by fans. We are only two episodes in on the new hit show The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
Wyatt has obviously done an amazing job portraying a ‘one-off’, rather unlikable character. It’s quite safe to assume that’s how he’s suppose to be. Our new Captain America is very, very likely to fall short, and be a horrible hero. Especially when being compared to the original Cap.
Fans are upset that Kurt Russell’s son has replaced Chris Evans. However, Russell is not swayed by this. Fans are suppose to dislike his character. That’s the whole point.
Interview with TheWrap
During an interview with TheWrap, Wyatt says- “That’s the goal. I think people had a fun reaction. There’s obviously elements to him where he wants to be able to do it without the super soldier serum. Just be that good. He does have those ideas in his head of wanting people to like him, like his version of Captain America. However, it sort of gets rained on and causes him to have to rethink how things are going to be done.”
Russell continues- “The military man of World War II is just very different than the military man in today’s age. They just operate differently; the PR machine operates differently. There’s many more opinions about what military should be what their roles should be in the world. He’s a little bit of a guy who’s just been good at doing his job. And he’s done this to serve and protect, based on some of the things that Steve did, and feels like he just wants to do the job but people aren’t necessarily willing to accept him as the person to do it.”
It’s ridiculous that Marvel “fans” have resorted to death threats. He is literally playing a fictional character.
What are your thoughts? How’s Russell doing on creating this new Captain America? So, if you haven’t started watching, now would be a good time! Episode three of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is out now on Disney Plus.