movement, celebrities including actor John Boyega have been incredibly active in their promotion of the Lives Matterand companies like Lucasfilm and . have also pledged their support Lives Matter protest continues to echo with a powerful voice across the world.
We’re seeing protests, fundraisers, and petitions highlighting the need for change and the end of systemic racism towards the community.
So, now is the perfect time for to better represent the community by giving the role of one of their most iconic heroes to a .
And it just so happens to be a that represents all of .
in The Falcon and the will likely become the
The end of Avengers: Endgame saw Steve Rogers’ aged up and ready to hand over that iconic . Many thought he may pass the mantle onto his longtime friend and ally Bucky Barnes (The ), but he instead called over none other than Sam Wilson, AKA the .
This decision from could not have come at a more appropriate time.
The is not without superheroes. Nick Fury, Valkyrie, and of course, Panther, all spring to mind. However, bestowing an iconic title like on a is exactly what the world of and needs right now.
Why Sam Wilson as the is so important
Think about it. This isn’t Thor. This isn’t Iron Man. This is ; the most who at one point in his history famously punched the party in the face. He literally punched the physical embodiment of racism. In the face. is giving the role of a hero who fought everything that the party stood for (hatred, purity, and, hey; racism) to a . And that is awesome.
At a time where faces turmoil thanks to the systemic division of race, passing the mantle of the of could not be a more appropriate metaphor. hears the plight of the community and is doing its small part to make it feel represented and heard.
TV . Heck, comics had Sam Wilson take the role of way back in 2014, making monumental history for superheroes. knew well before the Lives Matter protests how essential diversity is in their films and
We’ve seen iconic heroes like Luke Cage and Panther for years, but seeing a become ‘s was as powerful and beautiful a move from comics as it is now. It seems like a move that Kevin Feige and company seem to be taking to heart, as they’ve shown the importance of representing social groups beyond white men, with female-led movies like and Widow, as well as the upcoming Shang-Chi movie which will star the first Asian superhero.
Why Sam Wilson is a perfect choice for the
The story will be the upcoming Falcon and The , which will likely see Wilson wrestle with the responsibility of taking the famous . I, for one, can’t wait to see what does with the in the in the .
Unlike Steve, Sam doesn’t have the benefit of many times and is one of his closest friends. In he even took on without any powers. He’s not a . And that makes him perfect to represent everything that stands for: the common man protecting his country to do what’s right, whatever the cost. . He’s fought alongside
I can’t wait to see how to ever hit our screens. Seeing a become one of the biggest icons of American pop culture is exactly the kind of affirmative representation needed right now. turns the Falcon into the
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