Marvel fans are taking to social media to celebrate the birthday of Avengers character, Sam Wilson, best known as the Falcon. Twitter users are flooding the network with Falcon appreciation posts featuring images, videos, and memes of Falcon (Anthony Mackie) from the Disney+ MCU series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and the Avengers movies. Fans are also taking the opportunity to proclaim Sam Wilson as “their Captain America,” discounting the legitimacy of Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) wannabe John Walker (Wyatt Russell).
According to some online sources, the character Sam Wilson’s birthday is April 14, 1975 making this his 46th birthday. MCU fans have decided to declare this date “Sam Wilson Day” as an excuse to heap praise on the popular Avenger who first appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the film Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) where he first met Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan). The actor, Anthony Mackie actually celebrates his birthday on September 23.
Sam Wilson’s Birthday Trending on Twitter
Twitter user Ral ceo of bucky went all “caps” to shout out his Captain America, saying:
“HAPPY BIRTHDAY SAM WILSON OUR CAPTAIN AMERICA”
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SAM WILSON OUR CAPTAIN AMERICA pic.twitter.com/kFNsOGbKXN
— Ral ceo of bucky ⎊ SAM WILSON'S DAY (@snowpointexe) April 14, 2021
Konner gave Sam Wilson a shoutout and thinks we should be reminded daily of Sam Wilson’s awesomeness:
“Since he’s trending, here’s your daily reminder that Sam Wilson is one of the best characters in the MCU, and he deserves to be Captain America.”
Since he's trending, here's your daily reminder that Sam Wilson is one of the best characters in the MCU, and he deserves to be Captain America. pic.twitter.com/mEUVmkMJB4
— Konnor (@BricksandHeroes) April 14, 2021
Speaking about Sam Wilson’s diplomatic approach to meeting with Karli Morgenthau (Erin Kellyman), the Flag Smasher, in last week’s episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Twitter user mandy Tweeted:
“currently: thinking about sam wilson doing exactly what steve rogers would have done. he is captain america no question”
currently: thinking about sam wilson doing exactly what steve rogers would have done 😭 he is captain america no question pic.twitter.com/4poiABg0oH
— mandy 😏 (@_antmanda) April 14, 2021
Indy said that Falcon as Captain America just comes down to simple — and hilarious — logic:
“sam wilson has nephews, so the next captain america could literally be uncle sam”
sam wilson has nephews, so the next captain america could literally be uncle sam pic.twitter.com/glfOxQJRw0
— Indy 🐧 (@IndecisiveJones) April 14, 2021
india.jpeg is loves Sam Wilson for more than his diplomatic abilities. Maybe it’s because he’s so ‘fly?’
“HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR CAPTAIN AMERICA AND THE OWNER OF MY HEART SAM WILSON”
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR CAPTAIN AMERICA AND THE ✨OWNER OF MY HEART✨ SAM WILSON! 🎉🥳🥺❤️ pic.twitter.com/82nUxPxMQg
— india.jpeg (@IndiaJpeg) April 14, 2021
JELA says time is way overdue for Sam Wilson to get his 15 minutes of Avengers fame:
“It about…time Same Wilson tended. Now keep this same energy for last two TFATWS eps”
It about gd time Sam Wilson trended
Now keep this same energy for the last two TFATWS eps pic.twitter.com/vNZBQGrMh7
— ᴊᴇʟᴀ➴ (@jelevision) April 14, 2021
Will we get a Falcon and Winter Soldier Season 2? That remains to be seen, but it is definitely #AriesSeason! Sophie wrote:
“Happy birthday to best boy Sam Wilson I cannot believe I am stanning another Aries man but here we are”
Happy birthday to best boy Sam Wilson I cannot believe I am stanning another Aries man but here we are pic.twitter.com/ukynalEJUd
— Sophie (@dinneratenzos) April 14, 2021
Twitter user SAM DAY imagines a perfect future for Sam Wilson:
“society if sam wilson gets the shield back from john walker”
society if sam wilson gets the shield back from john walker pic.twitter.com/L1Vsoe7BSk
— rai ⧗ SAM DAY (@agathasvision) April 14, 2021
The latest TV spot for the final two episodes of Falcon and Winter Soldier teases a showdown with Falcon and Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) taking on new Captain America John Walker for that legendary vibranium shield. It’s a showdown some are comparing to the memorable matchup of Bucky Barnes and Steve Rogers taking on Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) at the climax of Captain America: Civil War (2016). It’s possible that Sam Wilson reclaims Captain America’s shield originally given to him by Steve Rogers at the end of Marvel Studios’ epic blockbuster Avengers: Endgame (2019).
Given today’s Sam Wilson Day reaction, it would seem that’s just what the fans want to see.
What do you think? Will Sam Wilson reclaim Captain America’s shield as a birthday present? Does Bucky Barnes deserve a shot at Captain America? Let us know in the comments!