Big changes are coming from Marvel Comics. A new report confirms rumours that Steve Rogers will be replaced for the role of Captain America in the comic books. The role will now be played by Sam Wilson. The company also announced the introduction of replacing Thor with a female character.
Movie buffs who have seen "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" will remember seeing Sam Wilson also known as Falcon. According to a report by The Hollywood Reporter, Marvel CCO Joe Quesada made the announcement in "The Colbert Report."
Falcon is mostly seen as a side-kick. The role was played by Anthony Mackie in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." The character is reportedly the first African-American super hero to hit the main stream comic books.
According to the back-story of Sam Wilson, he grew up in Harlem, U.S. A difficult childhood pushed him towards a life of crime. He later joined up with Captain America to defeat Red Skull. Readers will remember the super villain Red Skull from the movie "Captain America: The First Avenger."
Sam Wilson will now be appearing as Captain America in the comic issue #25 of the super hero. The comic is written by Rick Remender and the art is by Carlos Pacheco. The upcoming comic will be titled "All New Captain America #1."
Steve Rogers got his powers in a medical experiment. In a recent issue from Marvel he lost his powers when the super villain Iron Nail drained the Super-Soldier Serum from his body. Injecting this serum into Sam Wilson should give him the same powers as Captain America.
Iron Nail used to be a top agent in S.H.I.E.L.D. He inadvertently awakened a spirit while he was on a mission near Mount Everest. He later came to be called Iron Nail and was seen fighting Captain America and Falcon.
Movie buffs can look forward to "Avengers: Age of Ultron." The movie will reassemble earth's super heroes along with some new characters like Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch. There has been no announcement about including Falcon in the movie.
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