A leaked toy for The Falcon and The Winter Soldier might reveal the final design for Sam Wilson's (Anthony Mackie) Captain America costume.
A possible toy leak for The Falcon and The Winter Soldier might reveal Sam Wilson's (Anthony Mackie) Captain America suit. Marvel Studios' upcoming Disney+ show was set up at the end of Avengers: Endgame when old Steve Rogers gave Sam the Captain America shield. This signaled to audiences that Falcon is the next Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Many expected this transformation to happen in The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, but the path for Sam to take on the mantle won't be immediate.
Despite the setup for Falcon to become Captain America, it appears The Falcon and The Winter Soldier will begin without this promotion. Instead, set photos and some footage from the trailers show John Walker (Wyatt Russell) will wear an America-themed costume and carry the shield first. This has left fans wondering why Sam is not Captain America when the show begins, with some even questioning if he'll take on the mantle at all. If a new piece of merchandise is legitimate, not only will Sam become Captain America during the show, but he'll get another new costume to match.
The latest toy leak for The Falcon and The Winter Soldier shows what is supposedly packaging and the toy for Sam Wilson's Captain America. The figure is part of Hasbro's Titan Hero Series and offers a few different looks at Sam's Captain America suit. There is the toy itself and a promo image featured on the box. The toy is not yet confirmed to be legitimate, but it is the latest sign that there will be toys for Sam Wilson's Captain America after the transformation occurs in The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.
This isn't the first toy leak to hint at Sam Wilson's Captain America suit, but this is unquestionably the best look at it yet. Previous leaks were for unfinished products, but this one appears to be completely finished. If this is Sam's Captain America MCU costume, it is incredibly faithful to the Captain America suit he wore in the comics. It's also noticeably different from the new Falcon suit Sam has in The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. Now it will be fascinating to see when the switch actually happens.
The toy leak comes right on the heels of Anthony Mackie doing what he can in the press to create confusion about whether or not Falcon becomes the new Captain America. He said that Sam never agreed to become Captain America at the end of Avengers: Endgame and that The Falcon and The Winter Soldier is about figuring out if he'll do so. With John Walker assuming the mantle for some time, there is an expectation that the show will explore the true legacy of Captain America and the supersoldier program. It is hopefully through this journey that Sam grows comfortable with the idea of not only being the man to carry on Steve's legacy but also become the hero who is the face of America. Of course, now that Chris Evans is reportedly returning as Captain America in a future MCU project, there's no telling what lies ahead for Sam Wilson and this mantle.