The Falcon and the Winter Soldier star Wyatt Russell admits he didn’t even know about that big cameo in Episode 5 of the Disney + series.
Warning: SPOILERS for The Falcon and The Winter Soldier episode 5
The Falcon and The Winter SoldierWyatt Russell says he had no idea about that surprise cameo in episode 5 of the Disney + series. Until then, in his role as John Walker, Russell mostly shared the screen with Clé Bennett’s LeMar Hoskins, Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan as the show’s main characters. But in its penultimate episode, Falcon and Winter Soldier shook things up considerably.
In the case of John Walker, the uproar occurred in the beginning of Episode 5. After being stripped of his Captain America title and an other than honorable discharge from the military, the character tries to regain his composure when approached by Valentina Allegra. the Fontaine. The character, as played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus, a delightfully scene-stealing one, offers her support and tells a confused John that he’s quite valuable.
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In a new interview with Esquire, Russell confesses that he had no idea he would be working with the eight-time Emmy winner. That said, he admits there were rumors that someone important might be involved. Once he learned that he would be working alongside Louis-Dreyfus, however, Russell noted that there was an immediate level of convenience between the two as actors. In particular, he praised the star of Seinfeld and Veep for cultivating a sense of spontaneity during her time on the set of the series.
Russell’s surprise that he was working with Louis-Dreyfus fits well with what his character experiences when Valentina introduces herself, explains her presence, and it doesn’t matter if John catches up with what she says. Valentina’s introduction takes just a few minutes in what is an all-out major entry Falcon and Winter Soldier‘s limited edition. Still, it’s enough to leave viewers speculating about when Louis-Dreyfus will reappear and what her addition might mean for the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a whole. While the franchise is said to have gotten bigger than most of the actors featured in it, Louis-Dreyfus’s cameo unfolds in a way that speaks to her performance and acclaim as an artist. Confidentiality is another indication of its meaning and status.
It speaks in a different sense of the fact that Marvel is still quite capable of hiding a surprise. It is a valuable memory at a time when, rightly or wrongly, some fans think they have the story of Spider-Man: No Way Home based on reports of actors like Alfred Molina returning to reprise vile roles. Louis-Dreyfus’s unexpected cameo also comes at a time when audiences are divided Black Widow, with some claiming that the solo film has nothing new or illuminating to reveal about the protagonist. That may turn out to be true. Although, it could prove it, just like they did The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, Marvel can still take viewers by surprise.
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