Anthony Mackie: CAPTAIN AMERICA 2 Looks Amazing; Talks Multi-Pic Deal, Avoiding His Casting's Reactions
Speaking with the Rolling Stone, Anthony Mackie offers feedback on Captain America: The Winter Soldier footage and talks about getting fit for Falcon, and avoiding online reactions to his casting!
On getting fit for Captain America: The Winter Soldier: "I wanted Falcon to be really lean, so it couldn't have worked out better timing wise. I worked so hard to get my body in shape that I wanted to show it off. So I told Marvel I just wanted to be in spandex. But they decided that they wanted Falcon to be more of a military character, which I'm not complaining about, because my gear looks dope and I get to kick a lot of ass. Ever since I got in good shape, though, I'm all about spandex."
Whether he was nervous about what people would think of him playing Sam Wilson/ Falcon:
"You know what? The comic book world is 100 times more fickle than movie audiences, so I've been trying to avoid reading any fan blogs or thoughts on how I might be a miscast or whatever."
Whether Mackie has seen any footage from Captain America: The Winter Soldier: "Yes, and it looks amazing. It's so much bigger than everyone thought it would be, and we're kicking a lot of ass. It's a lot of fun to be a part of, especially with Samuel L. Jackson, who's been my mentor for so many years."
On Marvel actors signing multi-picture deals and first learning about sequels second-hand:
"It can be frustrating at times, because if you're not "in house" with them, if you're not one of the people making the vision and you have no way of knowing what's going on. It's kind of like a sports game – something great can happen at any moment. One day you'll get a call from Marvel that's like, "Hey, we need you in New Mexico right now for The Avengers 2." I'd ride a moped to that set if I had to. My friends keep saying, "you'll be doing these forever," but I don't know about that. If it works out, it works out. It's all very hush."
On working with Captain America star Chris Evans once again: "We've been friends for about four years now, and we also have A Many Splintered Thing coming out soon. I'm going to visit him while he's directing his movie 1:30 Train. I'll bring him a beer at the end of the day and make sure that he doesn't mess it all up...We're like Ebony and Ivory!"
Also, while Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson are closing deals to play Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver in The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Anthony Mackie reiterated in a separate interview that he still doesn't know if he'll reprise his Falcon role in Joss Whedon's sequel. What do you think?
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