He’s gone by a lot of names lately: Sam Wilson. The Falcon. In the comics, Captain America. Also, Gabby’s Future Best Friend. All right, that last one is made up, but my point still stands: Sam Wilson is the real MVP, and I’m consistently surprised by how underappreciated he is as a character.
I admittedly don’t know much about Sam in the comics — the most I’ve seen him in action is Captain America vol. 5 and the current run where he is Captain America. But in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he quickly became one of my personal favorite characters. His cameo inAnt-Man was one of my favorite parts of the movie, and I have high hopes for him in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War.
Long story short: we’re lucky to live in a time where Sam Wilson exists.