Another hero is reportedly set to join Marvel Studios’ new Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. According to insider Charles Murphy, the MCU is introducing Lemar Hoskins, aka Battlestar.
Murphy found photos from the set of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier that teases an appearance by Hoskins. New images and eyewitness reports feature Wyatt Russell’s John Walker walking into a flower shop named Hoskins Family Flowers. Russell filmed scenes inside and outside the store while speaking to an unknown actor.
Previous set photos seem to feature a set up for the public reveal of John Walker as U.S. Agent to the public, and these new images suggest he may not be alone. It’s possible the show features the government introducing Walker and Hoskins as new public heroes.
Battlestar first appeared in Captain America #323 in 1986. When Walker was introduced to the public in the comics as a new hero, Hoskins helped to stage an attack alongside two other individuals as the Bold Urban Commandos, aka the BUCkies. Eventually, Hoskins began to work side by side with Walker as the new government sponsored Bucky. After a series of events led to him abandoning the Bucky persona, Hoskins donned a new costume and became known as Battlestar.
It’s unclear if the Disney+ series will adapt the comic origin story for Hoskins, but it is exciting to see the series is digging this deep into Marvel lore. Hopefully, new information surfaces that reveal who is playing the character sooner rather than later.
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The Falcon and the Winter Soldier hits Disney+ in 2020.
Hailing from showrunner Malcolm Spellman, the series stars Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson, Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes, Wyatt Russell as John Walker, Emily Van Camp as Sharon Carter, and Daniel Brühl as Baron Zemo.
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