New Captain America Announced on ‘Colbert Report’
Marvel has entered the 21st century! Hours after announcing that the latest iteration of Thor would be portrayed by a female character in the comics, the company revealed Sam Wilson (the Falcon) would take up the Captain America mantle in the new comic series — which is notable because the character is black. "He's not my Captain America," said some veteran comics nerd somewhere, probably.
Marvel CCO Joe Quesada made the announcement on, where else, The Colbert Report last night. You can watch that segment here, and you should because it includes the host's question, "Wait a minute, this guy is black. Doesn't that make him Captain African-America?"
The Wilson character made its film debut this year in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and will take over the lead role in the comics in October’s Captain America #25. This news comes just as EW provided the first look at Avengers 2: Age of Ultron, featuring Chris Evans' Captain America, Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man, their updated costumes, and James Spader as the titular villain. It's a good week to be a geek.