There’s a new Captain America in town. John Walker was revealed as the new Captain America on ‘Falcon & Winter Soldier.’ So what does this mean for Sam?
The first episode of Falcon & Winter Soldier, which premiered March 19 on Disney+, ended with a major twist. The U.S. government revealed the new Captain America to the world, and it wasn’t Sam Wilson. John Walker ran out to a roaring crowd as the new Captain America, complete with a similar suit and Cap’s shield.
So, who is this new Captain America? Who is John Walker? From the character origins to what you can expect from John Walker in the 6-episode series, HollywoodLife has 5 key things you need to know about this new Captain America.
1. John Walker is played by Wyatt Russell.
Wyatt Russell, 34, is an actor best known for his roles on Lodge 49 and recently The Good Lord Bird. He also starred in films like 22 Jump Street, Ingrid Goes West, and more. Wyatt is also the youngest child of Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn.
2. John Walker is from the Marvel comics.
John Walker is primarily known in the comics as U.S. Agent and first appeared in 1986 as Super-Patriot. According to Marvel, U.S. Agent is “a patriot and American zealot who stops at nothing to protect his country.” John has superhuman strength after the Power Brower’s experiments. He’s also “extensively studied and imitated the original Captain America’s fighting style.”
3. Is John Walker really the new Captain America?
For now, yes. At least in this storyline for Falcon & Winter Soldier. In the comics, John Walker does become the new Captain America after Steve walks away from his post. After a confrontation with Red Skull, the Captain America uniform is returned to Steve. Steve initially refuses to accept it, but John urges him to reconsider. John later resurfaces as U.S. Agent.
4. Is John Walker a villain?
As we all know, Steve passed his shield on to Sam at the end of Avengers: Endgame. Given that the government has named John Walker the new Captain America instead of Sam, there’s bound to be tension between Sam and John. “John Walker wouldn’t be in this series if he was causing everything to go well,” Wyatt told USA Today. “There’s a dynamic he adds that somewhat complicates the relationship of everybody involved.”
Creator and head writer Malcolm Spellman said in the same interview that “Walker speaks to this idea of American exceptionalism and the necessity we have in questioning it.” The Captain America shield, and who is wielding it, will be a crucial aspect of Falcon & Winter Soldier. “The shield doesn’t itself represent something that’s singular. It represents what somebody puts on it,” Wyatt noted. “So one guy puts his own version of what Captain America is on it and another person puts a version of what it is.”
5. ‘Falcon & The Winter Soldier’ is the MCU debut of John Walker.
John Walker has not previously appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, unlike his co-stars. Whether or not this is the beginning of a long arc for John Walker in the MCU remains to be seen. Future Captain America projects in the MCU have yet to be announced.
Nikki Bella Rocks A Crop Top To Dance With Artem Chigvintsev In The Kitchen
Aw! New parents Nikki Bella and Artem Chigvintsev proved they’re more in love than ever, as they took the time to slow dance together in the kitchen.
Artem Chigvintsev is teaching his fiancée Nikki Bella a thing or two about busting a move! The Dancing with the Stars pro embraced the former WWE star in a sweet new video, which showed the pair slow dancing in their kitchen. “I just made @theartemc reenact this because we were just listening to Billie Holiday and he grabbed me to dance,” Nikki captioned her April 21 Instagram video. “Then in the middle of the dance he did exactly that! Flipped our food in the pan lol Goodness he’s so cute! So him! Lol.”
In the short clip, Artem reached behind Nikki to flip the food which was cooking in a pan on the stove, barely missing a beat. The new parents, who welcomed a baby boy named Matteo seven months ago, looked just as loved up as ever. Nikki was fresh faced, with her hair pulled back into a loose ponytail, as she rocked a black crop top and grey sweats. Artem cut an equally casual figure in a grey top and black pants.
“Yessssssssssssssssss Artem,” fellow DWTS pro Keo Motsepe commented, while one fan wrote to Nikki, “You got the love and life you always wanted and always deserved.” The sweet post comes just a few weeks after the Total Bellas star told HollywoodLife that her relationship with Artem was “better than ever” after he returned from filming season 28 of DWTS. “Oh my gosh, it’s so much better. When they say it takes a village [to raise a child], it truly does take a village,” Nikki explained. “Matteo loves his daddy. And not only does Matteo need daddy, but I need daddy. Artem is so helpful around the house with Matteo and it was like a night and day difference for me.”
Along with sharing parental duties, she emphasized the importance of spending quality time with your partner. “You forget how important date night is, even on the couch. We watch The Bachelor on the couch together every week and we get our food ready, get our drinks, and do it in bed,” Nikki told HL. “We get so excited and it’s totally given us this spark. We can have mommy daddy time and we don’t have to worry about waking up Matteo. I just feel like we’re kind of back where we were before Matteo came in this world.”
Sofia Richie Rocks A Sexy String Bikini While Hitting The Beach In St. Barts — Photos
Sofia Richie looked super cute in the white and orange two-piece that she fashioned for her day at the beach in St. Barts! Check out the young model’s swimsuit style.
Sofia Richie had some fun in the sun on her recent trip to St. Barts! The model, 22, enjoyed a day at the beach, where she was photographed sporting a super cute orange and white bikini. Sofia accessorized her beach day look with a green bucket hat and wore a pair of sunglasses to keep the beaming rays out of her eyes. Along with being photographed by paparazzi, Sofia also shared a few photos to her Instagram account on April 19, which featured her look!
Sofia has really been enjoying her island getaway, and she’s posted about it on her social media accounts! Prior to her recent carousel post, Sofia shared a photo of herself with her new boyfriend, Elliot Grainge, going for a ride in a luxurious convertible. In the photo, Sofia could be seen positively beaming, as she lifted her arms in the air and threw up two peace signs.
The model also captioned the snap with the perfect word to encapsulate her day. “Dreamy,” she wrote alongside the photo, which was seemingly captured by Sofia’s pals Nicolas Bijan and Roxy Bijan. While Sofia has been keeping her romance fairly low-key, she’s clearly been enjoying herself with her new beau in St. Barts!
It also seems that Sofia’s newfound romance has a lot of support from her famous father, Lionel Richie. “There is a deep level of trust between [Sofia and Elliot],” one source EXCLUSIVELY told HollywoodLife. “Their dads are very close, so she’s known him a long time. Her dad could not be happier.” Indeed, there’s already a lot of trust between the families, since Lionel has known Elliot’s dad, chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group Sir Lucian Grainge, for years. Plus, Elliot is quite accomplished, himself!
“He studied business and after he graduated her launched his own record label, he’s very ambitious and very smart. Everyone in Sofia’s life is happy about this, they all think he’s a great choice. She’s such a sweet girl she deserves a really great guy and by all accounts Elliot is a winner.” As Sofia continues to enjoy her tropical getaway, take a look at her and more stars rocking swimsuits on the beach with the gallery above!
Mark Wahlberg Honors Mom Alma After Her Death With Photo Of Her & His 4 Kids: ‘Miss You’
Mark Wahlberg paid tribute to his late mother, Alma Wahlberg, with a beautiful photo of her cuddling up with her grandchildren.
Gone, but not forgotten. Mark Wahlberg honored his mother, Ama Wahlberg on Instagram with a sweet photo two days after announcing the devastating news to his fans. The Transformers star, 49, posted a beautiful throwback of Ama sitting on a couch surrounded by his four adorable kids: Brendan, 12, Ella, 17, Grace, 11, and Michael, 15. Mark and his wife, Rhea Durham, are in on the cuddles, too.
He captioned the post, “Miss you grandma” with a red heart emoji. Mark announced 78-year-old Ama’s death in an April 18 tweet. The Daddy’s Home star posted a lovely photo of his mother with a huge smile on her face, captioning it, “My angel. Rest in peace.” Ama’s other children, including singer Donnie Wahlberg, also honored their mother online. Donnie, 51, penned a lengthy tribute on Instagram accompanied by a slideshow of photos and videos.
“I’m so blessed to have been brought into this world by, raised by, taught by and set on my life’s path by, such an amazing woman,” he wrote, in part. “My mom Alma’s joy for life, love and people — combined with a pride in her humble beginnings and refusal to forget where she came from — undoubtedly shaped me into the man that I am. She was, without a doubt, the most loving human being I’ve ever known.”
Ama was mother to nine children and was a regular fixture on Wahlburgers, the A&E reality show that followed the family’s Boston-based burger chain. The show, which aired from 2014 to 2019, showcased many members of the Wahlberg family, including son Paul Wahlberg — who later named another restaurant Alma Nova in her honor. “I was very hesitant and nervous at first,” Alma told USA Today in 2014 about being on the show. “[My sons] said, ‘You can talk to a wall, Ma. You won’t have any trouble.’”