We featured Sam Wilson, also known as the Falcon, a couple of weeks ago for #Blerdtek, just before the Avengers: Endgame release. In the comic books, Sam Wilson has a story arc where he has taken over as Captain America, and we mentioned in that piece that the MCU could do the same thing, but it was only speculation as the movie has not been released. However, now that Avengers: Endgame has been out for a couple of weeks, we have real answers.
🚨 SPOILER ALERT! 🚨
DO NOT CONTINUE READING IF YOU HAVE NOT YET SEEN AVENGERS: ENDGAME!
We know for sure that Steve Rogers has given up the title and handed his shield to the Falcon, which opens the possibility of a spinoff Captain America series with a new cast of characters. As far as we know, Marvel Studios is not planning to release any new Avengers movies or Falcon movies any time soon, which is understandable because that would mean we would need a Falcon origin movie, and Falcon as a standalone character would have to be much better established for fans to really show up for the new franchise. However, in the comic books, Falcon had a successful run as the new Captain America. There is also a new version of the Avengers, younger Avengers, a few new “Iron People,” including a Black woman, and generally a lot going on in the MCU with regard to the books, that the movies could not possibly tackle without proper development. But that shouldn’t stop you from reading!
There are so many stories to check out in Marvel Comics, but we narrowed it down to three story lines you should follow in the comic books now that Endgame is over.
Sam Wilson: Captain America
It was bittersweet to watch an elderly Steve Rogers hang up the title of Captain America after 10 years in the MCU movie world, but nothing lasts forever so let us take it back to the comics. Sam Wilson became Captain America in 2015, but after about three years he went back to being Falcon. However, in that time he took on Hydra worked with Bucky, Misty Knight, the Patriot and even the #BlackLivesMatter movement to make some positive changes in the world.
In the comics, this group of teenagers and young adults are taking over where their predecessors left off. Kate Bishop is Hawkeye, Nathaniel Richards is Iron Lad, Noh-Varr is Marvel Boy, Loki is back as Kid Loki (he is reincarnated but trapped inside a kid’s body), and more. They are proving that age is nothing but a number when it comes to saving the universe.
This comic follows Riri Williams on her journey to becoming Iron Man’s successor, Ironheart. Riri is a genius, on par with Tony Starks and Shuri, who designed her own suit of armor, but she is gifted with a holographic AI of Tony Starks, who helps her become a hero in her own right.
Out of these three, which one sparks your interest the most? Do you think any of these storylines could thrive as an actual movie?