Marvel’s Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier may have ended last week, but that does not mean that the hype surrounding the show has died down. If anything, now that many Marvel fans have seen the show in its entirety, they can talk about how it changes the game more freely. Feeding this craze further are Anthony Mackie’s recent remarks on his spiffy new Captain America suit, which is even stronger and sturdier than it looks, particularly when it comes to the Captain America wings.
During an interview on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert (via Comicbook.com), The Falcon and the Winter Soldier star Anthony Mackie revealed that his Captain America wings are indeed made of vibranium.
You may be wondering: Why does it matter that Captain America’s wings are made of vibranium? Also, what is vibranium? Basically, vibranium is an incredibly strong fictional metal that is only mined in Wakanda. Not to be confused with adamantium, It’s the stuff that super-suits and super-shields are made of. Namely, those worn and thrown by Black Panther and Captain America, respectively. So it stands to reason that Anthony Mackie’s Falcon-turned-Captain America would want wings that complement the shield.
As great as they are, Captain America’s new wings were a small deal compared to the other big reveals in the season finale of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. We finally found out who the Power Broker is. We were treated to the return of a fun C-List supervillain. And we got a really sweet Isaiah Bradley moment in the final minutes of the episode. It is all incredibly powerful, amazingly resonant stuff, and overall the final product was definitely worthy of our time and attention. And that is not even getting into just how powerful the finale as a whole felt, even if it did not wrap up all of its plot threads as neatly as many would have liked. I definitely had some issues with how certain characters and storylines were treated, but at the end of the day, I had fun returning to this corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And that is what matters.
Thankfully, with Captain America 4 recently confirmed to be in the works-along with a rumored second season of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, we now know that this is not the last we have seen of Captain America’s wings. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier showrunner Malcolm Spellman is writing the script, which will probably mean that the movie will at least be fun. And that is good, because Mackie looked amazing in his new get-up and we want to see more of him. Even more importantly, though, is the fact that he felt like Captain America. That is what will end up sticking with people.
It will be interesting to see how Anthony Mackie continues to honor Steve Rogers’s legacy even as he fights to make the Captain America mantle his own. The wings are definitely a solid start, and I am looking forward to seeing what else Marvel will do to help distance him from his predecessor.