Marvel’s Next Captain America Will Be Black

Flickr - Shannon Stapleton/Reuters
Flickr – Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

After dropping the huge news on Tuesday Thor will now be a woman in the upcoming comic book series, Marvel dropped more big news announcing the next Captain America will be black.

Marvel chief creative officer Joe Quesada confirmed rumors on The Colbert Report this week that Steve Rogers, Captain America’s longtime alter ego will have to step down, passing his shield onto  Sam Wilson, a.k.a. The Falcon, an old ally of The Captain.

Originally created in 1969, The Falcon was the first African-American superhero in mainstream comics, and has consistently been an important character in the Marvel universe. Marvel has said Rogers isn’t dying, but he’ll be playing a lesser role and giving remote support to Wilson.

With these two huge announcements this week about major changes, it definitely looks as though Marvel is actively making an effort to include more diversity within the Marvel world. What other changes could they be making in the future? Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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