Falcon Won\’t be Cap in \’Captain America 3\’

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Captain America Falcon

Sam Wilson will only be Cap in the comics.

This fall in the latest round of Marvel #1 issue reboots, Sam Wilson will take over to Steve Rogers to wield the shield of Captain America. Many people were wondering if this change will be mirrored in the movies, as Cap 3 is coming out in 2016, but it doesn’t sound like that will be the case.

In an interview with SFX, the writers of the Cap sequel say he’ll still be Steve Rogers in the movie:

We’ve just heard that the Falcon is taking over Cap’s role in the comic books. Do you think the movies can accommodate these kind of shake-ups or do they need to stay faithful to the big, familiar icons?

SM: We tend to stay on the sidelines when it comes to the comics. We wait and see what we’ll steal from in three or four years from now! [laughs].

CM: I think the movies can accommodate almost anything, if there’s a need. I think there is a much greater need to shake things up in the comics because that’s a narrative that’s been going on for 60 or 70 years, so you’re going to wind up having to do things to it. Ours has only been off the ground for five or so. So it’s not quite time to start changing things up yet. Plus I can’t figure out how he’s going to have the wings and the shield at the same time. Isn’t it going to get all crammed up on the wing? I don’t know… When those things happen in the comics you also have a tendency, perhaps cynically, to go “Yeah, but he’s going to be Steve Rogers in two months…” He’s going to wake up out of cryo-stasis or whatever it is and it’s going to be like “Oh, I need the shield back”. [laughs].

SM: We’re all so cynical.

This means you could probably expect Steve Rogers to return as Cap in the comics, with a fresh #1 issue, sometime before May 2016.