WYATT RUSSELL: THE SON OF HOLLYWOOD ROYALTY JOINS THE MCU
By Kirsten Howard
Wyatt Russell is about to be a household name after being cast as a key character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The 34-year-old actor has been one to watch for years.
He’s the son of Hollywood legends Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn, and probably understands the highs and lows of the business better than most up-and-coming stars.
Russell didn’t really plan on following in his parents footsteps, and instead focused on a successful ice hockey career until he was injured and couldn’t continue playing.
After that, he started to discover that acting truly was in his genes.
One of his first major roles was starring opposite Channing Tatum as Zook in 22 Jump Street.
He soon acquired crucial parts in prestige TV series like Lodge 49 and The Good Lord Bird.
Now, Russell has joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe in his biggest role yet.
The character was created in the pages of Marvel Comics to portray a kind of “anti-Steve Rogers”. Someone who would continue to be patriotic no matter how dubious the orders.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier places three men who all took up the Captain America mantle in Marvel Comics on a collision course.
But don’t expect John Walker to give up Captain America’s iconic shield without a fight if Bucky Barnes and Sam Wilson decide to take control of Steve Rogers’ legacy themselves.