Here we have compiled everything that is to know about Wyatt Russell who plays the new Captain America.
Wyatt Russell is 34 years old. He is currently seen in The Falcon and The Winter Soldier which is one of the most talked-about shows right now. Wyatt is playing the new Captain America on this show after Steve Rogers. Marvel fans have mixed feelings about this but are looking forward to it. Wyatt is not a newbie but has been around Hollywood for years, he is basically Hollywood Royalty.
Captain America is a major character in the Marvel Universe so expect Wyatt Russell to stick around in The Falcon & The Winter Soldier. Wyatt has played leading characters before. He has starred in many movies and TV shows such as Lodge 49, 22 Jump Street and many more. He has a very famous family and has a history with Captain America. Here are some things about Wyatt Russell that you will find interesting-
Wyatt Russel will be playing John Walker, the new Captain America. He was seen in the very first episode of The Falcon & The Winter Soldier. We say Wyatt being introduced as the new Captain America when the premiere ended. John, the new Captain America has been appointed by the government even though the shield was given to Sam Wilson by Steve Rogers. The government passed on the shield to John’s character after Wilson donated it. The show shows some bad vibes between Sam, John and Bucky. John Walker is not a new character, and everyone that reads Marvel Comics must be aware of him.
Wyatt Russel has a very popular family. He is Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn’s son. Kate Hudson and Oliver Hudson are his half-siblings. The first-ever role that Wyatt played was in the 1987 super hit movie Overboard which starred Kurt and Goldie. He played a toddler.
Wyatt’s history with Captain America is interesting. Wyatt Russell had auditioned to play Captain America earlier but the role was given to Chris Evans who ended up playing our beloved Steve Rogers, Captain America. Wyatt had told GMA, “I think that honestly, the first audition was really more just something to read, to see if I was any good at acting or not. I don’t think I was ever actually in competition for the role, but it was crazy.”
Wyatt Russell is married. He married actress Meredith Hagner in 2019. They also have a son named Buddy who was born this month. Wyatt was married earlier to Sanne Hamers who is a stylist. They got divorced in 2017.
Wyatt Russell used to be a hockey player. Before Wyatt Russell started acting full time, he was a hockey player. He played for the University of Alabama in Hunstville. He has played for many hockey teams such as Chicago Steel, Langley Hornets, Brampton Capitals and many more. He has been injured many times and hence left hockey behind.