Deadline has reported that veteran actor, Carl Lumbly (Doctor Sleep) will join the cast of the upcoming Falcon and the Winter Solider series coming to Disney+.
No word on who he’ll be playing but it is rumored he’ll be playing either Sam Wilson’s father or Isiah Bradley, aka ‘Black Captain America’.
Here’s a brief bio of Isiah Bradley by the trade: The fan-favorite throwback character was introduced in 2003 in the Marvel Comics limited series Truth: Red, White & Black as a super-powered product of clandestine experiments on African-American soldiers. The evocative backstory (depicted with imagery that evoked the infamous, real-world Tuskegee syphilis studies) made Bradley a tragic but noble culture symbol for African-American heroes within the Marvel Universe.
The series is still currently filming and is eyeing a release date in August of this year.
Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan reprise their roles as Sam Wilson “The Falcon” and Bucky Barnes “The Winter Soldier.” Emily VanCamp and Daniel Bruhl also return, VanCamp originated the role of Sharon Carter in Captain America: The Winter Soldier before reprising her part in Civil War. Bruhl returns as Baron Zemo. Wyatt Russell (son of Disney Legend Kurt Russell) is John Walker “U.S. Agent.” Also joining the series in unknown roles are Desmond Chiam, Miki Ishikawa, and Adepero Oduye.
All six episodes of the miniseries, which will air in August 2020, will be directed by Emmy nominee Kari Skogland (The Handmaids Tale, The Punisher), with Derek Kolstad (John Wick) apart of the writing team. There are reports that surfaced that the series could have some sort of massive viral threat, and will introduce the villain turned hero team The Thunderbolts.