In yesterday’s post, I talked about what I think about the fact that Steve is no longer gonna be Cap in the MCU. Today, however, I will be talking about who I think is gonna be the next Sentinel of Liberty.
So, the two that have been Cap in the comics are Bucky and Falcon. And they’re both in the MCU! 🙂 Falcon is currently Cap in the comics, while Bucky was Cap after Steven got killed in the aftermath of Civil War. That’s what makes me think it’s gonna be Bucky if it’s to be one of those two. But let’s get a bit more creative! The movies are only loosely inspired by the comics. A cool theory I heard on the NerdSync Podcast is that Phil Coulson is gonna be Cap. They were pretty much joking when they suggested it, but I kinda wanna see that now. Phil Coulson in the iconic Star-Spangled suit.
I personally think that Clint Barton (Hawkeye) would make a pretty good Cap. He is already an expert marksman, so throwing the shield would be easy for him. Although I feel like a lot of hate would be directed at that decision, since the whole internet seems to think Hawkeye is useless. And to that kind of people I just reply Your face is useless!
If they wanted to go with a female Cap, Sharon Carter (Agent 13) would be a pretty good shot. She’s already pretty badass, and she only uses her fists. Imagine what she could do with a full-size vibrainium shield. But, then again, the problem with a lot of these is that they were on #TeamCap during Civil War and Tony Stark has the shield in his hands, so a lot of persuading would have to go into making one of those people the next Cap. Then again, they could probably make a deal that they will stop running from the government, in return for the shield and their name being cleared. Hey, that almost rhymed!
But, heck! Who knows? Maybe Steve Rogers will just retire and nobody else will take the mantle. Maybe Sam Wilson will continue being Falcon, Bucky Barnes will continue being Winter Soldier, Phil Coulson will continue being, well… Phil Coulson, Clint Barton will continue being Hawkeye and Sharon Carter will continue being Agent 13. Who the hell knows? Only Uncle Feige and the Mouse.