On Thursday night, Marvel Comics revealed the Captain America you knew is a goner.
COLBERT: “Don’t break my heart here. Am I the next Captain America?”(Via The Colbert Report)
COLBERT: “Alright, Joe. Joe, if I’m not the next Captain America, then who is?”
QUESADA: “Sam Wilson — his partner, the falcon.”
Yes, Marvel comics editor in chief Joe Quesada told Steven Colbert that Steve Rogers would be replaced in the comics.
Colbert is a huge ‘Cap’ fan.
Wilson made his big screen debut in April’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
He was portrayed by Anthony Mackie.
IGN speculates that we could see Mackie’s falcon take up the title of Captain America in Marvel’s film series if Chris Evans doesn’t extend his contract to portray Steve Roger’s past 2016’s 3rd Captain America movie.
Though this isn’t actually the first time Rogers has been replaced as Captain America.
Back in 2007, his other partner, Bucky Barnes, made popular as the winter solider after April’s blockbuster, took up the moniker in the comics in the wake of Roger’s apparent death.
But right now, Captain America is on arguably his biggest role in 70 years.
Both movies starring Chris Evans have been big hits, so why rock the boat?
On Tuesday, Marvel announced a new Thor would be taking up the god of thunder’s hammer, and that the new hero would be a female.
Marvel made a point to emphasize that this new Thor wasn’t just a spin-off character.
Thor comic writer Jason Aaron said, “This is not She-Thor. This is not Lady Thor. This is not Thorita. This is THOR. This is the THOR of the Marvel Universe. But it’s unlike any Thor we’ve ever seen before.”
It’s a lot to wrap your head around.
In the past few years, Marvel has changed other familiar faces of its staple by introducing a half African-American, half Latino Spider-Man, an Islamic Ms.Marvel, and an African-American McFury after Samuel L Jackson’s popular cinematic portrayal.
The new Captain America comic appropriately titled “All-New Captain America” will debut with issue #1 this fall.