Anthony Mackie On One Day Playing CAPTAIN AMERICA
Marvel is shaking thing up on the comic side, particularly with the 'Big 3 Avengers' - (superior)Iron Man, (female)Thor and (black)Captain America. With his comic book counterpart as the new Cap, what does Anthony Mackie think about wielding the vibranium shield one day in the MCU?
At Fandomfest in Louisville, Kentucky, Sam Wilson actor Anthony Mackie was asked about one day taking over the role of Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This question is pertinentnow because over in the actual Marvel Comics, Steve Rogers no longer has the Super Soldier serum coursing through his veins. And the Bucky Barnes is currently unavailable to fill in for hiw WWII buddy as he is known to do from time to time. Enter Captain America's other best friend, Sam Wilson aka The Falcon, who has decided that there is a need for Captain America and if no one else will step up, then he's going to answer the call.
When asked if that's somethign that he would like to see happen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Anthony Mackie stated, “I don’t know. I mean I’m excited about it. I think if it goes that way in the movies that it would take a long time, because there’s so many evolutions before that. You know, I’m excited to see Sebastian play Cap. I think Sebastian’s a great actor. But I love seeing Chris Evans as Cap, so I feel like they can go any way they want. I’m enjoying my part beside Cap. I’m in no rush to be Cap.” Mackie is obviously aware of the Captain America comic book cannon and knows that Sebastian Stan's Bucky Barnes is next in line to takeover the Captain America persona should Chris Evan's Steve Rogers go down. Still, Mackie says he's game, should Kevin Feige give him the call. "First up for duty! First up for duty!"
Captain America 3 is currently scheduled to be released on May 6, 2016, where it will go head-to-head with Warner Bros.' Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. Captain America will next be seen in the MCU in Joss Whedon's Avengers: Age of Ultron, out May 1, 2015.
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