With Sam Wilson, a.k.a. the Falcon, taking over the mantle of Captain America, one question lingers among comic book fans: What will happen to Marvel’s first superhero, Steve Rogers? Here’s what Marvel Comic book Creator Stan Lee has to say with the changes.
At last weekend’s Salt Lake Comic-con, Marvel’s Stan Lee was questioned about the recent changes occurring within the Marvel universe, which includes Falcon taking over for Cap.
“He took over for Captain America? Well, that was a temporary thing. It’s not as though we’ve lost Captain America. I promise you he’ll be back,” said Lee as published on ComicBook.com.
On hindsight, in an earlier story arc which involved Rogers “apparent” death, his best friend, Bucky Barnes or Winter Soldier took the mantle of Captain America. It was later revealed that Steve was still alive, trapped or rather “frozen within space and time.” He was then saved in his ordeal, leaving the mantle of Captain America to Bucky while becoming director of S.H.I.E.L.D. Based on the “Fear Itself” storyline, Bucky then dies which leads to Rogers ending up as Captain America again.
Following the events of Dimension Z, Rogers is drained of his Super Soldier Serum, with Arnim Zola and his army of mutates invading Manhattan, aided by the devious Red Skull. Rogers must now rely on his allies, Sharon Carter, Jet Black, his son Ian and Sam Wilson, who will now wield the shield, becoming Captain America.
“See, they make all these changes….I understand they’re going to have Spider-Man or rather they’re going to have Gwen Stacy or maybe Mary Jane,” added Lee.
Lee then discusses how these changes are essential within the comic book and the movies on how fans would keep on reading and watching the franchises, how these new twists and storylines would keep the franchise interesting and make people talk about it.
With these new gripping storylines, changes and new characters, Marvel fans are sure to expect great things to happen not only within the comic books but in the Cinema Universe as well.
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