Falcon and the Winter Soldier showrunner Malcolm Spellman reveals that the show almost made Sam Wilson take on his Marvel Comics superpower.

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Showrunner Malcolm Spellman revealed that the series considered giving Sam his superpower from the comics: connecting telepathically with birds.

“It’s … You know, I’m actually going to jump in and answer this question because I don’t think I can get in trouble for that,” Spellman said. UNILAD when asked whether or not this superpower was planned for the show. “It was discussed in the room, but I don’t think anyone in the room felt there was a way to get it right, you know what I’m saying?”

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The showrunner added: “I don’t know what’s going to happen in Chap 4 though … I probably overdid it on you [UNILAD] so that’s your only spoiler. “

In Marvel Comics, Wilson doesn’t just have mechanical wings that give him the ability to fly. After an encounter with the Cosmic Cube, Wilson develops a telepathic bond with his fellow bird Redwing. Over time, this power evolved so that Wilson could access the vision and memories of all other birds.

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In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Falcon’s superpowers have been removed in favor of a more grounded version of Sam Wilson. For example, Redwing, Wilson’s hawk friend, has become a drone. While there has been no indication that Wilson has any kind of telepathic, bird-related or other abilities, Spellman’s comments indicate that the door is left open for power to potentially enter the next. Captain America movie.

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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. The entire first season is available to stream on Disney +.

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