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MCU fans celebrate first anniversary of Sam Wilson becoming Captain America

MCU fans are celebrating one year to the day since Anthony Mackie's Sam Wilson officially became Captain America.


April 23, 2022 marks a major MCU anniversary as it’s one year to the day since Sam Wilson officially took on the mantle of Captain America. Though Old Man Steve passed the shield on to his good pal in 2019’s Avengers: Endgame, it wasn’t until the end of 2021’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier that Anthony Mackie’s hero finally donned his own version of the star-spangled suit and became the Sentinel of Liberty himself.

So with today serving as the first anniversary of Falcon‘s season finale, MCU fans are celebrating the occasion on social media, even getting Captain America trending on Twitter. Sam at last accepting that he was good enough to step into Steve’s shoes is easily one of the most affecting moments of Phase Four so far, and folks are eager to remember that high one year on.

The best Cap we could ask for.


It’s been a long year since we last had Sam and Bucky on our screens.

Some had forgotten just how good SamCap’s suit was.

While others can’t wait for Captain America 4 to get here.

Our Captain America.

On top of the Falcon season finale, today also marks a year since Captain America 4 was announced to be on the way, with Mackie in the lead and Falcon writers Malcolm Spellman and Dalan Musson providing the script. Despite all that time, Marvel hasn’t offered up much in the way of an update since then, although it’s clear from all the love going around online today that Marvel fans are eager to get Mackie back in the MCU soon as our one and only Captain America.

To celebrate the occasion, why not revisit the six-part The Falcon and the Winter Soldier on Disney Plus.

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Christian Bone

Christian Bone is a Staff Writer/Editor at We Got This Covered and has been cluttering up the internet with his thoughts on movies and TV for a full decade, ever since graduating with a Creative Writing degree from the University of Winchester. He can usually be found writing about anything Marvel or DC. And yet, if you asked him, he'd probably say his favorite superhero film is 'The Incredibles'.