In a recent interview, actor Anthony Mackie cleared the air surrounding the role of Captain America in the upcoming Disney+ series. The news has turned out to be a pleasant surprise for his fans.
Actor Anthony Mackie has confirmed his character will take over the mantel of Captain America in the upcoming Disney+ series ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’. The actor has portrayed Sam Wilson aka Falcon in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) for a long time.
At the end of 2019’s Avengers: Endgame – the last film of actor Chris Evan as Captain America – Steve Rogers pass on the prestigious Captain America shield to Falcon. The Disney + series will follow the adventures of Sam Wilson as Captain America with Bucky Barnes, the Winter Soldier.
Highlights! Will Falcon be the next Captain America?
- The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) actor will be playing Captain America in the new series.
- The actor seems pleased about the fact of a ‘black-man’ representing the country.
- Mackie will be starring opposite Sebastian Stan in the new Disney+ series.
A ‘black man’ representing America
The news was confirmed by the actor in an interview with Shadow and Act, Mackie said, “With the idea of being a black man and becoming Captain America, it’s been a daunting task because I think, at this day and age in America, I think we are open-minded to the idea of having my face represent us, as a country.”
Mackie further added, “And my race represents us as a country because we’re truly a melting pot. So there is no distinctive look or feel or design of an American.”
Mackie excited for his new role
Anthony Mackie was particularly excited about his new role.
“We are all Americans…To be Captain America…I want my Captain America to represent everybody. Not just a specific group of people.” – Mackie on his new role
Anthony Mackie also discussed his character and how his fans can get to know more about it in the series. He will star opposite Sebastian Stan.
‘I’m excited for people to see that part of Sam because in Avengers and in Captain America, he really was just like there for a brief time whenever Steve needed him. But now you get to see the ins and outs of his home life’, Anthony said.
Mackie, who is currently starring in Netflix sci-fi series Altered Carbon, has surely given his fans a reason to cheer. After much anticipation by the fans, it’s finally time to sit back and wait for the launch of the new series.