Falcon Captain America Suit: As the new Captain America, Sam Wilson was given a whole new uniform to wear, and here’s how it compares to Steve Rogers’.
In the end of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Sam Wilson was formally introduced as Captain America, and here’s how his outfit differs from Steve Rogers’.
Thanks to WandaVision, Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has officially begun, and what makes this new wave of material so intriguing is that it will not only focus on movies but also on a variety of TV episodes that will be available to stream on Disney+.
After the conclusion of WandaVision, fans moved on to The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which takes place six months after the events of Avengers: Endgame.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier followed Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) as he contemplated whether or not to assume the mantle of Captain America, and Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan), who was still dealing with the nightmares of his dark past as the Winter Soldier.
Sam and Bucky stumbled encountered a radical gang known as the Flag Smashers while working together, but they weren’t the only issue they had to deal with.
Because Sam had given up the Captain America shield, the government named John Walker (Wyatt Russell) as the new Captain America, but he showed unworthy of the honour. After some internal turmoil, Sam finally agreed to carry out Steve Rogers’ plans and assumed the mantle of Captain America – which, of course, came with a new suit.
Sam obtained a whole new suit thanks to Bucky, who begged the Dora Milaje for a favour after handing them Baron Zemo (Daniel Brühl) after their alliance ended, and it combined the best of both superhero worlds:
his Falcon suit and its special qualities, and the Captain America suit. Fans were pleased to see that the MCU stayed true to the design from the comics, though with some changes to better fit this universe’s style and make it more believable.
In the comics, Sam Wilson also became Captain America at some point and was thus given a new suit, and fans were pleased to see that the MCU stayed true to the design from the comics, though with some changes to better fit this universe’s style and make it more believable (to an extent).
In terms of appearance, Sam’s Captain America outfit in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier features a simplified version of the comic-book logo, allowing the audience’s attention to be drawn to other details. The suit is a blend of his Falcon and Captain America suits, and it has the same colour scheme as the one in the comics (blue, red, and white, of course).
Now, because Steve Rogers had various Captain America uniforms during his MCU career, the easiest way to compare his to Sam’s is to look at his final one. Steve wore a chain mail outfit in Avengers: Endgame, and he re-attached the star to his chest (which he had removed following the Sokovia Accords and the Civil War fighting), as well as the Avengers’ logo.
Steve didn’t need much protection from the outfit because he was a Super Soldier, but it did assist him absorb certain hits. Now, Sam’s suit has some noticeable protection, primarily on the chest; his gloves have been transformed into gauntlets;
his visor has sensor technology (thanks to Wakanda); and his wings have been added to it, allowing him to fly and shield himself in the event of an explosion or crash; and his loyal Redwing is also a part of it.
It’s important to remember that Sam isn’t a Super Soldier, and as well-trained as he is in combat and other areas, he requires more protection than Steve and other characters with superpowers, so Wakandan technology is undoubtedly involved – though whether or not the suit’s components are made of vibranium is unknown at this time.
Of course, the conclusion of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier won’t be the last time Marvel fans see Sam Wilson in his brand-new Captain America suit, since his arc as Captain America is just getting started. As he adjusts to his new identity and role in the MCU, he and viewers will continue to discover more about the suit’s construction and capabilities.