After learning more about U.S. Agent John Walker last Friday on The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, we saw that he’s a good-hearted All-American hero, who was experiencing similar doubts about filling the boots of Captain America, just like Sam Wilson weighed. In that first scene with his g.f. in his old high school locker room, Walker contemplates a ‘Why me?’ attitude about picking up the shield. He knows it’s heavy, but at the end of the day, he knows he’s got a job to do.

Such a softy should be easy for Wilson to topple over, especially when it comes to getting the shield.

We asked Russell how easy it would be for Walker to give up the shield, to which he responded, maintaining suspense, “How do you know he gives up the shield?”

With Walker’s full arrival on the series, studied Marvel fans have a lot of assumptions about the former high school football champ and counterterrorism pro. And some of those assumptions are confirmed by the shade that Bucky and Sam throw Walker’s way. Read more