New Captain America Will Be Black

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By: Adelle Platon / July 17, 2014

Marvel Comic superheroes are getting a huge makeover. After Thor‘s chromosomes were flipped from Y to X, Captain America will now be red, white, blue – and black.

Marvel CCO Joe Quesada spilled the details on Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report last night (July 16), revealing that Sam Wilson, previously known as the superhero Falcon, will be taking over for Steve Rogers as Captain.

After Colbert jokingly volunteered to fill in, Quesada said, “No Stephen, it’s not you … Sam Wilson, his partner the Falcon, is becoming the new Captain America.”

The change falls right in line with the recent blockbuster Captain America: The Winter Soldier, where actor Anthony Mackie played Falcon. Wilson will rock the star-spangled suit in October’s Captain America #25.

Photo Credit: Marvel Comic/ Stuart Immonen