How Falcon & Winter Soldier Torres Actor Was Inspired By Comics Counterpart

Posted: 04/23/2021 in Screen Rant Articles

(One of a the articles for Screen Rant I’ve done recently where I’ve both written the article and worked on the graphic design of the attached image.)

TFATWS Star Danny Ramirez Says Torres in Comics Inspired His Role


Despite the many differences from the source material, The Falcon and Winter Soldier star, Danny Ramirez, says he was still inspired by Joaquin Torres’s counterpart in the comics. In the series, Torres is introduced as a competent, and highly trained part of the US Military coordinating with Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson, a.k.a., the Falcon. Yet fans of the young hero know that Torres has a very different origin in the comics.

During a period in Marvel comics when Sam Wilson had taken on the role of Captain America, he was called upon to rescue a Mexican teenager in Arizona who had been kidnapped by members of the Sons of the Serpent. Long story short, Sam discovered young Torres had been experimented upon by a man named Karl Malus and turned into a bird/human hybrid with wings, super hearing/vision, and healing. Not long after, when Sam was thrown out a window and Torres saved his life, Sam reluctantly took on the teenager as his new sidekick. Sam even let Torres use his old codename, and thus a new Falcon was born.

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