Wyatt Russell, son of Kurt Russell, has moved from comedies to the biggest franchise of all time. I am of course speaking of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Wyatt Russell plays John Walker, the new “Captain America” in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Of course, comic fans know him better as U.S.Agent.
Wyatt Russell was recently interviewed by Entertainment Weekly. The actor went on to explain the main difference between John Walker and Steve Rogers (Chris Evans):
John’s the type of guy who’s like, ‘Look, you want me to do the job? I will finish the job for you. Sometimes that might require things in the grey areas where you are not comfortable but I am, and I need to be able to do my job.
Who am I in this suit? What does it mean to me? What does it mean to the people watching? Everybody has this idea of imposter syndrome to a degree, like even Sam at the beginning. [Sam] didn’t necessarily feel comfortable with being Captain America. He didn’t feel right. Everybody deals with those things differently. So, it’s a big difference between this guy [John] and Steve. He’s a little bit more of a [jump in] head first type guy.
It sounds like Walker and Rogers have very different perspectives on “grey areas.” For Rogers, working in a “grey area” meant going against his own government when need be. Whether it was the reveal of Hydra within the government or the Skovia Accords. He needed to be able to do the job his own way, like Walker.
Wyatt Russell’s Walker on the other hand sounds like he doesn’t have the same morals as Cap, and his “grey area” sounds more like Harvey Dent’s from The Dark Knight.
Luckily, we have four more episodes, after today’s release of Episode 2, of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier to watch his Cap (or U.S.Agent) take a different path than Steve Rogers.