Sam Wilson is back as a symbol of truth in a new Captain America series, and writer Tochi Onyebuchi is already teasing the villain who will star as the Red Skull version of Sam Wilson. Captain America: Symbol of Truth comes from writer Tochi Onyebuchi and artist RB Silva, and made the Black Panther villain White Wolf the main antagonist of the series. White Wolf recruits Crossbones to help him achieve his evil goals, and even though White Wolf is more associated with the Black Panther franchise, Onyebuchi revealed that he intended to build the character to be the opposite. by Sam Wilson, similar to Steve Rogers and the Red Skull. .
Marvel.com asked the Captain America: Symbol of Truth writer why he chose to bring White Wolf from the world of Black Panther. “I first heard about him while doing my research prep for BLACK PANTHER LEGENDS and thought, ‘HOLD UP! T’CHALLA HAS A BROTHER?! AND HE IS OLDER? AND HE IS WHITE?! What in the Prince of Egypt…?” said Onyebuchi. “Anyway, Hunter is Phone a rich character and I knew I had to work with him again (I sound like a director talking about an actor). One thing that’s important to me in building Sam’s place in the canon is that he will, at some point, have to face an opposite, someone who represents the polar opposite of everything he represented. An eternal antagonist, so to speak. Steve Rogers has a red skull. Who will be Sam Wilson’s Red Skull?”
Onyebuchi also teased that Crossbones and White Wolf won’t be the only villains Sam interacts with. “We’re going to see Sam intertwine more and more with the rest of the Marvel Universe,” he said. “And by the end of this first arc, those won’t be the only enemies he’s made…”
White Wolf, which readers saw in Captain America #0, intends to free and recruit Crossbones to help him kill Captain America, and also overthrow some counties. White Wolf is T’Challa’s adopted brother, King T’Chaka having taken him in as a child when his parents died in a plane crash. Hunter would go on to lead Wakanda’s secret police force, the Hatut Zeraze, before eventually adopting the code name White Wolf.
“I’m a big fan of action thrillers that involve foreign locals and all that. One of the things Sam has to do is he has to get to the bottom of a plot. He has to figure out what’s the truth of the matter is he has to figure out what’s really going on,” Onyebuchi said when Marvel announced Captain America: Symbol of Truth and Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty. “While much of American foreign policy has historically been based on operating in the shadows, manipulating federal employees or members of another government into enacting regime change at profit from various business interests, what will it be like when Sam comes up against the people who would like to manipulate him for their own ends in terms of furthering “America’s interests” abroad? “Symbol of Truth” in this context?”
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