We're only two episodes in and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier has already been successful in establishing Wyatt Russell's character John Walker aka "Captain America" as a dislikable individual and the hate for him continues to grow. Of course, it's safe to assume that it's always part of the plan to make him a douchey hero and the actor is portraying the role perfectly.
Apparently, the hate is already extremely nuclear to the point that the son of acting legend Kurt Russell is already getting death threats from some fans who aren't pleased that he replaced Chris Evans as the star-spangled Marvel hero. According to information we got on Twitter, a fan account that people thought to be Russell's official page deactivated because the criticism was too much for him to bear.
Amid the growing backlash not only for the character but also for the actor himself, Marvel fans quickly came to Russell's defense, saying that he's only doing his job and shouldn't be faulted for taking on the Captain America role in the hit Disney+ series. Check out the reactions below:
So let me get this straight: People are sending Wyatt Russell death threats and he has left social media because of the bullying people have done all because of a MADE UP CHARACTER that he is portraying?? WTF is wrong with people?!?— Mike Kalinowski (@MikeKalinowski) March 31, 2021
some of y’all are soooo mad that we’re defending wyatt russell from literal death threats and for what? if you wanna defend your fav from hate then fucking do it. nobodies stopping you. if i wanna defend wyatt that’s my prerogative.— lexi (@randaIIpark) April 1, 2021
john walker is a character who you might hate/don't like wyatt russell is an ACTOR/HUMAN with feelings so sending him death threats and hate is just wrong. also the hate towards john walker just proves how amazing wyatt is at acting. he deserves better— stella! (@mrximoffs) March 31, 2021
It’s not reported on, but MCU actors have always been sent ridiculous amounts of hate and death threats:
Robert Downey Jr.
And as of recently Wyatt Russell
All for various, but equally stupid reasons— Okiro (@TheFirstOkiro) March 31, 2021
If you are sending death threats/hate to Wyatt Russell you do not deserve to watch tfatws— jade/✇ ◊ (@forrestmarvel) March 30, 2021
mcu stans are sending death threats to wyatt russell for playing a villain and that is exactly why i refuse to be associated with that fandom. they call us dc fans toxic and then pull shit like this.— josh ❓0❓❓ (@joshbattinson) March 31, 2021
When you see people who take on geek projects getting death threats. Makes ya understand why a lot of filmmakers and actors are like “oh I don’t want to do this movies”— Cameron Rice (@TheCameronRice) March 31, 2021
Currently crying bc ppl are giving Wyatt Russell death threats bc of the role he plays in the mcu ?— Kayla ? (@c_kayyla) March 31, 2021
i literally cannot believe some people have been sending death threats to wyatt russell, what happened to separating the actor from the character?— diya / tfatws era (@thescqrletwitch) March 31, 2021
Okay so people are sending death threats to Wyatt Russell ??? What is wrong with people . If you don’t like the new captain America then hate on the character not the actor . It’s not the actors fault okay . Look I don’t like the new captain America , but I know the*******— ?Cel?rt pinned ? (@cel_stone) March 31, 2021
stop sending death threats to wyatt russell tf is wrong with y’all— raye (@STACKIESEB) April 1, 2021
Whoever is sending this dude death threats should fuck off, you can dislike the character but don’t hate the actor pic.twitter.com/Z3Jl2uqrBW— Luis ? (@owlcitizenluis) March 30, 2021
The people sending death threats to Wyatt Russell just because they don’t like his version of the Captain America character don’t ever call yourself a marvel fan if you are going to send death threats to the actors that play the characters.— RyanJones (@RyanJonezy) April 1, 2021
It's absolutely ridiculous that there are "fans" who would actually resort to threatening an actor's life simply because they don't hate the character he is portraying. I mean, sure, you can look at it from a different perspective and say that he's doing a terrific job being the bad guy but sending him death threats is too much and such behavior should never be tolerated.