The second Disney+ television series from the Marvel Cinematic Universe is finally here and while the show is called The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, there are going to be tons of new characters joining them on this new journey. In the first episode, Sam Wilson AKA Falcon meets Joaquin Torres and they immediately hit things off as they try to uncover more about the Flag-Smashers. So who is this mysterious character? And what can we expect from him throughout the season?
Here’s everything you need to know about Joaquin Torres in The Falcon and The Winter Solder.
Joaquin Torres is a member of the U.S. Air Force who works with Sam Wilson on a mission to rescue a military liaison from a terrorist group known as the LAF. While Sam is up in the skies trying to rescue Captain Vassant, Joaquin helps him navigate through the skies, especially as he is unable to cross the border into Libya since they do not have permission to travel within that airspace.
After they successfully bring back Captain Vassant, Joaquin starts a friendship and partnership with Sam as he tells him he’s working on finding out more information about another organization known as the Flash-Smashers. Sam, who seems interested in learning more and keeping an eye on them, lets him know to share any information he can. Joaquin also seems to know a lot about flying and technology, as he tries to help Sam repair parts of his Falcon suit, which he refuses to accept.
Knowing when the next Flag-Smashers event is taking place, Joaquin goes undercover as an interested member. When he notices the main operative in the mission running away, Joaquin tries to go after him. However, since this Flash-Smasher mysteriously has super strength and is able to easily take him down, Joaquin becomes too injured to find out more about him and the group’s next steps. He calls Sam with secret recording of what happened, asking for his help as he tries to take down this group.
Who is Joaquin Torres in the Marvel Comics?
In the Marvel Comic, Joaquin first appears in Captain America: Sam Wilson Vol 1 #3. After Sam takes up the mantle as Captain America, Joaquin is kidnapped by the Sons of the Serpent and experimented on. Eventually, his DNA changes, turning him into a human-falcon hybrid and he takes on the Falcon name.
Who plays Joaquin Torres in The Falcon and The Winter Soldier?
Actor Danny Ramirez plays Joaquin Torres in The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. He previously appeared in shows like On My Block and The Gifted and is set to appear in the upcoming film Top Gun: Maverick.