July 17, 2014 8:33 am

Marvel reveals new Captain America will be black

The new Captain America.

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TORONTO — Fresh from revealing a female Thor, Marvel announced Wednesday the new Captain America will be a black man.

Appearing on The Colbert Report, Marvel’s chief creative officer Joe Quesada, said Sam Wilson — also known as The Falcon — will carry the iconic shield in Captain America #21.

In the blockbuster movie Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Falcon was portrayed by Anthony Mackie, who is black.

The new Captain America will only appear in the pages of comic books.

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