Spider-Man: Far From Home Almost Saw Sam Wilson as Captain America
In Avengers: Endgame Steve Rogers passed Captain America’s shield (and role) to his longtime friend Sam Wilson and we got very close to seeing the debut of the former Falcon as the new Captain America in Spider-Man: Far From Home. Speaking with Comic Book, Marvel Studios creative executive Eric Carroll revealed that it almost happened, and why they chose not to include it.
“We briefly talked about bringing in Falcon as Captain America at the end, like maybe once Peter’s arced, and he’s sort of like leading the team, like maybe he calls in a favor,” Carroll said. “But we also thought it was really important to the arc of this movie that there not be other Avengers available to Nick Fury or Peter, so he’d have to step up and do it himself.”
Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats. In a world (or worlds?) that has changed forever.
The Spider-Man: Far From Home cast includes Tom Holland as your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, plus Zendaya as “MJ,” and Jacob Batalon as Ned. Marisa Tomei returns as Aunt May, and Jake Gyllenhaal will play Mysterio. New additions include comedian J.B. Smoove, as well as Numan Acar (Aladdin) as Dimitri. Additionally, MCU veterans Samuel L. Jackson (Captain Marvel) and Cobie Smulders will also join Holland’s Spider-Man sequel as Nick Fury and Maria Hill, respectively.
Jon Watts directed Spider-Man: Far From Home, written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, all returning from Spider-Man: Homecoming. The movie swings into theaters on July 2.