Anthony Mackie's Sam Wilson/Falcon is trending on social media in a major way, following the events of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier episode 5. (Major Spoilers Follow!) In the new episode of TFATWS, "Truth", Sam Wilson finds himself grounded as Falcon when his wings are destroyed in battle with John Walker's Captain America. However, the downtime proves to be transformative for Sam (literally and figuratively), as he finally comes to terms with why and how a black man can become Captain America.
The power and depth of Sam's confrontation with Captain America's legacy is really resonating with fans - as are the shots of Mackie's physique, in his Captain America training montage! Check out the love Anthony Mackie's Same Wilson is now getting, as he finally becomes the MCU's new Captain America!
That's MY Captain America!
There's an entire segment of the Marvel fanbase who now see themselves in Captain America. That's a monumental thing.prevnext
What This Moment Means
#TheFalconAndTheWinterSoldier #SamWilson #tfatws episode 5 spoilers— zach (@civiiswar) April 16, 2021
sam wilson knows it’s all worth it when he knows his nephews are looking up to him as the first black captain america who they can see themselves in pic.twitter.com/5wMvg6g6us
Chadwick Boseman is gone, and T'Challa/Black Panther's future in the MCU is uncertain. Black boys and girls needed a new icon to look up to. Well, "Uncle Sam" takes on a whole new meaning to those kids watching The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.prevnext
Thank You Anthony Mackie
To truly take up Captain America's legacy in the MCU, Sam Wilson needed to show off some serious Steve Rogers-level physique. Based on fan reactions, Mackie definitely delivered. All that training was worth it.prevnext
Put Some Respect On His Name!
It really is WAY PAST time Anthony Mackie got the recognition and respect he deserves. pic.twitter.com/C4mj5LPAdU— Joaquin Baloney (@AmySwinners) April 16, 2021
I’ve honestly always really felt Anthony Mackie’s performance as Sam Wilson has been majorly underrated, ever since TWS. It’s been such a pleasure seeing him grow into the world’s Captain America #FalconAndTheWinterSoldier #TheFalcon pic.twitter.com/3piy39BJv6— Bork Runner (@Bork_22) April 16, 2021
A lot of fans of Anthony Mackie are looking at this new hype for the actor as long overdue. Respect should've been put on his name YEARS ago.
King of Streaming
nothing but anthony mackie being the king of all the streaming platforms pic.twitter.com/d0ZGa7ec3c— ing tfatws spoilers — HAPPY BDAY ANYA (@alwaysbeenseb) April 15, 2021
In just the last two years, Anthony Mackie has had big starring roles on Netflix (Altered Carbon S2, Outside the Wire, Black Mirror), Apple TV+ (The Banker), and Prime Video (Seberg, Wetlands). With The Falcon and the Winter Soldier on Disney+, Mackie may actually be the King of all streaming!prevnext
Sam Wilson Week
It's now (un)officially "Sam Wilson Week" in Marvel fan circles, as we wait for Anthony Mackie's full-fledged debut as the new Captain America. 7 days... let's enjoy it!prevnext
yes sam wilson will never be steve rogers because he is better thank you for coming to my ted talk— syd (@starkmxmff) April 16, 2021
Fans aren't looking for Sam Wilson to be the next Steve Rogers - they're looking at him to be a better kind of Captain America. Our guy won't disappoint.prevnext
Sam Wilson & Isiah Bradley: The Black Experience
The Scene between Isaiah and Sam is one of the most profound scenes in the entire MCU. Carl Lumbly and Anthony Mackie sold every moment. pic.twitter.com/f1LNKnGWP4— Okiro (@TheFirstOkiro) April 16, 2021
TFATWS Episode 5 brought back Carl Lumby's Isaiah Bradley for a profound scene with Sam Wilson, discussing whether a black man can truly become America's symbol (Captain America) given the reality of the nation's racial history. To say the scene is striking a chord with fans would be an understatement.prevnext
Are You Ready?
NEXT WEEK. WE’RE FINALLY GOING TO SEE SAM WILSON AS CAPTAIN AMERICA. pic.twitter.com/UTWUpT97Ug— sam wilson week (@1979WILSONS) April 16, 2021
Marvel Comics readers already know what the end of TFATWS Episode 5 was referencing - and the big payoff that's coming in the season finale. Are you ready?prevnext
New Cap, New Falcon
As Anthony Mackie's Sam Wilson becomes Captain America, Danny Ramirez's Joaquin Torres is poised to become the new Falcon. Yes, please.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is streaming on Disney+.prev