Falcon: New Captain America Announced On ‘Colbert Report’

Fri, July 18, 2014 9:19am EDT by 4 Comments
Falcon New Captain America
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Attention, everyone! Major superhero news here! Sam Wilson, best known for taking on the superhero, The Falcon, has been announced as the new Captain America! The big news was announced on ‘The Colbert Report’ on July 16.

Get ready, superhero fans. The Falcon, one of Captain America’s best buds in saving the world from evil, will now be the new Captain America! The huge news was announced on the The Colbert Report on July 16. Despite, Stephen Colbert’s attempts at taking on the superhero, it was The Falcon who was given the esteemed honor.

Falcon: New Captain America Announced On ‘Colbert Report’

The Falcon, Steve Rogers’ longtime friend, will now be the new face of Captain America in the comic books. News of the change in character was announced on July 16 on The Colbert Report.

Chief Creative Officer of Marvel Joe Quasada announced the news to Stephen on the July 16 show. “Sam Wilson, his partner, The Falcon, is becoming the new Captain America,” Joe revealed. 

Stephen was a bit shocked at the news because he wanted the job. “If there is one bird associated with America, it is the falcon,” he joked.

This is huge news for the comic book world. Steve Rogers has carried Captain America’s shield for decades and this will mark the first time that an African American character has replaced the beloved character.

Thor Will Be Female In All-New Comic Book Series

This has been a busy week for the superhero universe. Marvel announced on The View on July 15 that the “God of Thunder” will now be a goddess! The character of Thor will be female in an all-new comic book series!

The female Thor will wield into comic books in October.

While we love our original superheroes — Captain America and Thor — we are anxious to see how the new changes play out!

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HollywoodLifers, what do you think about Falcon/Sam Wilson taking over the role of Captain America? Let us know!

– Avery Thompson

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Jim in NYC

Posted at 11:44 PM on July 20, 2014  

Um…” Sam Wilson, best known for taking on the superhero, The Falcon, ”

Please tell me that was deliberate.

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Lauren

Posted at 3:44 AM on July 19, 2014  

Well first off, this is certainly not the first Black Captain America.That would be Isaiah Bradley. Anyways, I believe Sam will be an excellent version of Cap’ for the time being. Until Steve’s super serum is restored, somebody’s gonna have to take over the role, so why not his good friend Falcon. Of course, it’s almost guaranteed to be temporary, but I look forward to it. As for the female Thor, well the story line is going to take place outside of the main universe, Earth 616. So that means technically Thor’s still a guy, but in alternate worlds is a female. Nothing wrong with that.

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Dorian M J

Posted at 12:11 PM on July 18, 2014  

I think that the new Thor is symbolic of Hillary Clinton and the new Captain America is symbolic of Barack Obama.

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Ally

Posted at 11:01 AM on July 18, 2014  

It’s temporary (which is pointed out in a separate interview), like all their other changes. Once the new Avengers movie or special comes out you’ll see how fast they change it back. Why not just make new prominent characters, with actual relevance and character dimension instead of a convenient plot device. Cap already has had like 6 or 7 replacements and one was black, but Steve Rogers always found his way back to reclaim his title. Thor has also had several people (10) who were proven worthy of wielding his hammer, which by the way does not take away his godhood. The people simply get a copy of his look and powers, but they do not become him. Thor still has some weather manipulation and his Asgardian physiology even without Mjolnir.

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