The A+ Advice Falcon And Winter Soldier's Wyatt Russell Learned From Dad And MCU Vet Kurt Russell

Wyatt Russell as John Walker in The Falcon & the Winter Soldier.

It’s been well over a month since the finale of Marvel Studios and Disney+’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, but that doesn't mean that fans are finished talking about it, particularly Wyatt Russell's John Walker. Russell's character was the new Captain America before being stripped of his duties following a rather horrible turn of events, soon becoming enemy U.S. Agent at the very end. Russell, new to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, revealed some advice his famous father, and MCU vet, Kurt Russell, gave him.

While doing a Q&A for The Hollywood Reporter along with fellow costars Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, and Carl Lumbly, director Kari Skogland and head writer Malcolm Spellman, Wyatt Russell got to talking about what his father, Kurt Russell, told him about the MCU, as he portrayed Chris Pratt’s intergalactic and egotistical father, Ego, in Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2. The younger Russell mentioned the advice his father told him, and it is definitely worth remembering if you ever do a superhero movie or TV show:

Everything is so different. [The Guardians of the Galaxy franchise] is much different than this was. So there were no specific questions about how it was done, but more so, he was just like, 'Make sure you go to the bathroom," because everybody's gotta wear a suit that is difficult to go to the bathroom in. And that was like, legitimately the one piece of advice was like, 'Make sure you go to the bathroom and don't overheat.'

Even though Kurt Russell’s turn as Ego was just a one-off as he was killed by on-screen son Chris Pratt in Guardians 2, his advice was still relevant. Since Wyatt Russell was Captain America up until he was stripped of the shield and later U.S. Agent, he wore a suit for much of the six-episode first season of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Wearing a suit, especially one as iconic as Marvel suits, is something actors will never forget. But it can be tough when one has to regularly use the bathroom.

The Season 1 finale of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier left fans with many questions. There’s no confirmation as to whether the series will be renewed for a second season, but with how the finale left things, it would be surprising if they just ended it. With Sam finally coming into the Captain America role, Sharon being revealed as the Power Broker, and John becoming U.S. Agent, there are plenty more stories to be told, were there to be another season of the Marvel and Disney+ series.

As you wait for news on another season of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki will make its highly-anticipated debut this Wednesday, June 9, dropping a new episode every week on Disney+.

Megan Behnke
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