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Here’s hoping Anthony Mackie and crew can soar with it

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At the end of 2019’s , an elderly Steve Rogers passes his mantle as Captain America to his trusted comrade, Sam Wilson. This exchange is more than just figurative; Rogers entrusts Wilson with his iconic shield.

Forged with vibranium from the nation of Wakanda, the shield would now belong to someone whose ancestors were taken from the same continent centuries ago. It was not the only moment within where a Black hero replaced a White predecessor — the film functioned to resolve multiple disparate storylines and launch the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) into a new narrative phase —…

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