Movie star Wyatt Russell gets death threats for his portrayal of John Walker in the new MCU Disney Plus Series, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.
The character of John Walker is based on an extreme-nationalist character from Marvel Comics, of the same name. Although in the MCU, his character is made to be hated, the fans have taken him replacing Steve Roger's Captain America very personally.
Fans have been posting death threats on the comments of Russell's Social Media accounts.
Russell said on Twitter that he is happy to be hated in the MCU but "don't hate me too much."
In the movies, John Walker is an ultra Nationalist Captain America, who is not so inclusive and not so humanitarian with his job. Unlike Steve Roger's version of the character, he does not give a damn if the one he is fighting against dies.
The series itself has got a mixed reaction from fans a part of which is due to John Walker replacing the beloved Steve Rogers. The fans also seem dissatisfied as they argue the show does not connect to them at a level, it should have.
The Falcon and The Winter Soldier is currently streaming on Disney Plus. A new episode of the series releases each Friday.