Warning: This article includes minor spoilers for the sixth episode of “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.”
The series finale of “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” gave us a glimpse at what happens next for John Walker, the man who originally took on the role of Captain America.
Who is John Walker?
John Walker (Wyatt Russell) began his run in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the new Captain America. He debuted in Episode 1 of “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” taking on the suit and shield of Captain America after Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) turned the identity over to the U.S. government.
Walker— a decorated war veteran — assumed the role with high expectations. He used the role to help Sam and Bucky (Sebastian Stan) track down the Flag Smashers rebellion group.
However, Walker lost the title after he was filmed murdering one of the Flag Smashers with the Captain America shield. He did so after the rebellious group killed his friend, Lamar Hoskins (Cle Bennett).
What happened to Walker in the series finale?
In the finale, Walker tried to get revenge for his friend’s death by taking down the Flag Smashers. At the end of the episode, Walker has to make a choice between saving a falling truck of senators from the Global Repatriation Council or stopping Flag Smashers leader Karli Morgenthau. He saved the group of people and ended up working with Bucky to track down Karli later in the episode.
After all the dust settles, we witness a scene where Valentina Allegra de Fontaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) delivers a new suit to John Walker. Walker comes out from a room to show he’s wearing a suit that looks similar that of Captain America, but it’s black. Valentina explains the world is about to get weird and the world won’t need a Captain America — it’ll need a U.S. Agent.
This essentially made John Walker into the U.S. Agent character.
Who is the U.S. Agent?
In the Marvel comics, Walker spends much of his time as U.S. Agent, working as a government operative. We don’t know much of his run in the comics as U.S. Agent. But Walker had spent time as the Super-Patriot character, too, insulting Captain America.