The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’s Wyatt Russell has shared the sole piece of advice that he received from his father Kurt Russell upon joining the MCU.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Russell revealed that his father, who portrayed Ego in 2017’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, reflected on his own Marvel experience to offer one very specific and strange suggestion to his son before he slipped into the star-spangled suit to play John Walker in Disney+’s new Marvel Studios show The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
“[Guardians of the Galaxy] is much different than this was, so there were no specific questions about how it was done,” Russell explained. “But more so, ‘Make sure you can go to the bathroom.’ Because everybody’s gotta’ wear a suit that’s difficult to go to the bathroom in, and that was legitimately the one piece of advice: ‘Make sure you can go to the bathroom and that you don’t overeat.”
Russell previously noted some of the difficulties of wearing a superhero suit, describing the experience as “hot,” “very difficult,” and “painful” during an interview with USA Today back in March. By the end of the series, however, Walker teams up with Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ mysterious Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine, a.k.a. Val who sets him up with a new (and hopefully bathroom-friendly) costume and identity.
Perhaps Walker’s character, now the U.S. Agent in the MCU, will be explored further in the recently announced Captain America 4, which is being written by Malcolm Spellman alongside Falcon staff writer Dalan Musson. Together, they’ll develop the fourth Captain America movie, following Captain America: The First Avenger, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Captain America: Civil War.
Walker could even show up in a potential second season of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier or one of the multiple MCU movies yet to be announced. So if you want to find out more about the character before he shows up again, check out everything that could be in store for Walker with IGN’s US Agent explainer and then read about how the show might have set up Secret Invasion.
Adele Ankers is a Freelance Entertainment Journalist. You can reach her on Twitter.