Carl Lumbly has joined the cast of Marvel’s new series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
Lumbly is perhaps best known for portraying two field operatives named Marcus: Det. Marcus Petrie on the CBS series Cagney & Lacey and CIA Agent Marcus Dixon on the ABC series Alias. He also had a recurring role as the father of J’onn J’onzz, aka the Martian Manhunter, on The CW series Supergirl. Other television credits include This Is Us, God Friended Me, The Chi, NCIS: Los Angeles, Altered Carbon and SIX.
We don’t know what role Lumbly will play in the new Disney+ series, but according to an article on Deadline, the veteran actor could be playing Isaiah Bradley, aka the “black Captain America.”
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 Falcon and The Winter Soldier just finished filming in Atlanta and stars Anthony Mackie (Altered Carbon) as Sam Wilson/Falcon and Sebastian Stan (I, Tonya) as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier. The events in the new series will follow the events of Avengers: Endgame.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is set to stream exclusively on Disney+ in August 2020.