In an interview with Jimmy Kimmel, Falcon and Winter Soldier star Wyatt Russell revealed that he asked to wear Chris Evans’ Captain America costume.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier star Wyatt Russell, who plays John Walker, the controversial new Captain America, requested that Marvel give him Chris Evans’ Captain America costume at first instead of making him a new one, which is what that happened on the show. .
Russell made the reveal Monday night during an interview with Jimmy Kimmel on Kimmel’s talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live. Russell also explained that he was not really familiar with the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) before taking on the role of John Walker.
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Russell noted that when the producers were explaining Walker’s backstory, he included references to other movies in the MCU, such as noticing how much Thanos’s “snap” changed the world and Russell just nodded as if he understood what they were saying until he was. So lost that he just had to admit he wasn’t familiar with the MCU and have it explained to him with that in mind. However, he noted that as a new character in the MCU, it affected him less.
However, this lack of knowledge of the MCU resurfaced during filming, when Russell had a lot of questions about everything. He joked, “So when I got to the set, I thought, ‘What does that mean? Who is that person? How does he fit in?’ And finally Sebastian [Stan] It was like, ‘Dude, stop asking questions. You will be more confused. If you get answers, it will be worse. “
However, Russell was familiar with Chris Evans as Captain America, so he requested that his character wear the same costume, explaining, “I asked him for Chris Evans’ old suit to feel like he was doing a good job as he did a great job. job”. job. And they gave me a new one. “
Russell also revealed how uncomfortable his costume is: “It is indeed an introduction … And I’m a bit of a gangly guy, so it’s like the first piece is shutting down.” [straight up] and the second piece closes and closes [in] how that. You’re under the suit, but it looks great. “
Directed by Kari Skogland, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier stars Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Emily VanCamp, Wyatt Russell, Noah Mills, Carl Lumbly, and Daniel Brühl. New episodes debut Fridays on Disney +.
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Source: Hollywood reporter
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