COMICS: Sam Wilson To Take Over As CAPTAIN AMERICA; First Look Revealed
After announcing that a new female character would be taking over the mantle of Thor last night on ABC's The View, Joe Quesada just appeared on The Colbert Report to give Marvel's next big announcement. Check it out!
Marvel has been on a role lately. They announced last night on ABC's female talk show "The View" that the mantle of Thor would be taken up by a female, and of course, on the film front there's all the recent Age Of Ultron stuff today. Now, on the Cobert Report, Joe Quesada appeared to announce that somebody will soon be taking over the mantle of Captain America as part of Avengers NOW! "Cap's days of protecting America are numbered," the host said, before updating his audience on recent events in the Captain America comics. He continued, "Who among us is prepared to step in?" which led to the audience chanting his name, "Stephen!" "You'd have to be extremely patriotic, look decades younger than your actual age, and you'd have to own Captain America's actual shield," he said to his audience, joking that he'd be taking over. Finally, he brought out Marvel Entertainment's Chief Creative Officer and former Editor-in-Chief who clarified that the hero that would be taking over as Captain America is indeed none-other than Sam Wilson, also known as The Falcon. "Well you know, Steve Rogers saved the world again, but not without personal sacrifice," Quesada said. "Sam Wilson, his partner, the Falcon, is becoming the new Captain America."
They proceeded to give us our first official look at Sam Wilson as the new Captain America in a side-by-side comparison to what Wilson looked like during his days as The Falcon, with Marvel later releasing a higher quality image. A lot of people expected Falcon to be the one taking over as Cap after the events of #21, which resulted in Steve Rogers losing the Super Soldier serum, causing him to age 65 years. What are your thoughts now that Marvel has made it official? Sound off below!
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