Wyatt made a surprise appearance yesterday in Disney’s Annual D23 Expo, where a presentation about the upcoming Disney+ show “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” included an announcement about him joining the cast as John Walker.
At D23, Marvel Studios executive producer Kevin Feige just announced two more stars joining the Disney+ series Falcon and The Winter Soldier. Emily VanCamp returns as Sharon Carter and newcomer Wyatt Russell will be joining the MCU as John Walker aka U.S. Patriot.
Feige introduced the two actors on stage at D23 today along with stars Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan, who will be reprising their roles as Falcon and Winter Soldier respectively. Sharon Carter, who is Peggy Carter’s niece, featured prominently in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and briefly showed up in Captain America: Civil War.
Russell is the newest addition to the series, and will be playing Walker, a government-sanctioned replacement for Captain America who has a complicated relationship with Steve Rogers’ legacy. It’s unclear how Walker will appear in the Falcon and The Winter Soldier series, and whether he will be a hero or villain. [Source]
I’ve updated the gallery with photos of Wyatt attending the expo.