Anthony Mackie on The Falcon and the Winter Soldier: ‘Show is very honest about what it means to be a Black Captain America’


“And that’s the show in a nutshell: a buddy comedy thrown in the middle of a high-stakes international thriller,” Sebastian Stan, who performs Winter Soldier in the highly-anticipated Disney Plus Hotstar Marvel Original collection The Falcon and the Winter Solider, advised the Entertainment Weekly in a latest interview.

Stan has put it so merely right here, however there is a lot extra behind this buddy-comedy façade that the two characters have put on — primarily, their good friend, confidant and America’s superhero, Captain America, hanging up his boots. Avengers: Endgame strongly hinted that it would be Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson who would be taking the legacy ahead from Chris Evans’ portrayal of the iconic character. But how are Bucky and Sam coping with their grief, and with this large shared accountability?

In a latest cowl interview with the Entertainment Weekly, the pair received speaking about their crackling chemistry and what is in retailer for the followers with regard to The Falcon and the Winter Soldier collection.

As it seems, it was their off-screen chemistry — the extra introverted and reserved Sebastian and the enjoyable, outdoorsy Mackie — that made everybody round them consider they’d work nicely in a present collectively. And if the clips of the new MCU collection is something to go by, the makers have been proper.

On Tuesday, the makers launched one other one-minute video, giving us a glimpse into the form of story we will count on from the present. In the new teaser, we see Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan going at one another of their typical enjoyable, playful banter-like method earlier than they resume their ‘work.’


The Falcon and the Winter Soldier has a large accountability on its shoulders, and so does these two stars — of organising the world during which our favorite superheroes now dwell in publish the bittersweet finish of Avengers: Endgame. This stepping stone is particularly essential for Mackie’s character, who now has to take on the mantle of being the subsequent, and probably a new model of Captain America — one that appears totally different after all, but additionally has a drastically totally different character from Chris Evans’ Steve Rogers. Sam Wilson likes to speak, and have enjoyable whereas working, not like the extra reserved and apparently, extra ‘mature’ Steve. So, what does this new hero of America will look and really feel like?

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier author Malcolm Spellman has a solution, “The idea of creating a series that features an African American superhero, and how he responded to that [moment], sparked a million ideas. It’s the thought ‘of exploring a decidedly Black, decidedly American hero in the current climate.’” And with the latest local weather relating to race and the resumption of the Black Lives Matter motion, the present has a deeper that means for its viewers.

“It (the show) is very honest and forthright and very unapologetic about dealing with the truth of what it means to be American, Captain America, Black Captain America — and if that’s even a thing. I think picking up from where we left off at the end of Endgame, the show progresses extremely well by asking those questions and really explaining why Sam said the shield feels like it belongs to someone else,” Anthony Mackie added.

Well, no matter be the case, we’re definitely in for a new form of Marvel ‘small-screen’ journey.

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will premiere on March 19 on Disney Plus Hotstar.


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