While many are still grieving over Avengers: Endgame, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is deep in its next chapter with Anthony Mackie, who plays the Falcon, carrying the torch of Captain America. If you recall a very old Captain America, played by Chris Evans, passed off his shield to Falcon. Falcon, hesitantly, said the shield “felt like someone else’s,” but thanked Captain America and promised he’d “do [his] best.”
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On Friday (March 19), The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, a new six-part miniseries, hits Disney+ and Mackie took some time to speak with RADIO.COM’s own Big Tigger and The Morning Culture about the series and what it’s like to now be the Black Captain America. The NoLa native expressed, “it’s been a long road [...] and for me, to be a part of the Marvel franchise and having The Falcon under my belt is kinda like winning an Oscar and there’s nothing that can compete with the opportunity, the fame and stardom, and the eyeballs that come on you with being in this Marvel franchise.”
Mackie also briefly touched on his extensive career where he has amassed over 70 credits with roles including Tupac in Notorious, Papa Doc in 8 Mile, Danny in Black Mirror and King in The Hate U Give. In terms of Marvel, you know everything intersects with one another and when asked to confirm if this new series will lead to “2 or 3 different kind of movies,” the actor had this to say.
“Well, no,” he began. “There are so many different series that’s coming out with different characters. With Endgame being such a big movie, and it basically being the end of that chapter of Marvel, they’re using these series to introduce people to new characters to allow us to be the faces and voices of the next Marvel phase.” Wandavision is a part of that lineup, an 8-part series that focuses on Scarlet Witch and Vision.
Upon completion of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, there will be a Black Widow film with a rumored May release and Loki, another series with a rumored June release. Check out Mackie’s full interview above.
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