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Carl Lumbly Joins Marvel’s ‘The Falcon And The Winter Soldier’

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.

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