Oh Captain, my Captain.
The Falcon and The Winter Soldier star Anthony Mackie reacts to the reports that Chris Evans could reprise his role as Captain America.
While most fans are expecting to see Anthony Mackie pick up the Captain America mantle in The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, many were surprised by the recent reports that Chris Evans might return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in some capacity as Steve Rogers. It’s possible that he’ll reprise his role in a way that benefits Sam Wilson’s character arc and journey to being the new Captain America, perhaps even as a mentor. But in a recent podcast appearance, Anthony Mackie revealed what he thinks about Chris Evans’ possible return.
Mackie explained to the Happy Sad Confused podcast that he’d be very happy about Chris Evans coming back into the fold after a brief absence following Avengers: Endgame. Don’t expect Steve to come in and quickly steal the mantle away from Sam though, as a recently leaked toy design seemingly showed off Wilson’s impressive Captain America costume. Take a look at Anthony Mackie discussing the rumors below.
“You know, I’ve heard that. Like, I’ve seen that, and, look, Chris is my boy, so if they’re getting the band back together, I’ll be very happy with that.”
Would you like to see Anthony Mackie and Chris Evans team-up again in the MCU? What do you make of the Captain America news? Sound-off in the comments below!
Here is the official synopsis for The Falcon and The Winter Soldier:
Following the events of “Avengers: Endgame,” Sam Wilson/Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) team up in a global adventure that tests their abilities—and their patience—in Marvel Studios’ “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.”
Directed by Kari Skogland from scripts written by showrunner Malcolm Spellman and Derek Kolstad, the series stars Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson / Falcon, Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes / The Winter Soldier, Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter, Daniel Brühl as Baron Helmut Zemo, and Wyatt Russell as John Walker / U.S. Agent. Actors Desmond Chiam, Miki Ishikawa, Noah Mills, and Carl Lumbly have also been cast.
The Falcon and The Winter Soldier will premiere exclusively on Disney Plus in August 2020. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news on Anthony Mackie, Chris Evans and the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!
Source: Happy Sad Confused podcast
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