The Falcon and the Winter Soldier star Anthony Mackie admitted that he is afraid of being the face of the first Marvel Cinematic Universe project to fail.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Star Anthony Mackie feared becoming the star of the first Marvel Cinematic Universe project to fail.
“I didn’t think we could do on television what we had been doing on the big screen. I didn’t want to be the face of the first Marvel franchise to fail, “Mackie said. Variety. “Like, ‘See? We cast the black guy, and now this shit is horrible.’ That was a huge fear for me, and also a huge responsibility playing a Marvel character.”
Mackie first appeared as Sam Wilson / Falcon in 2014 Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Sam, a former US Air Force pararescueman, became Steve Rogers’ loyal ally, and even eloped with him when Steve opposed the Sokovian Accords in 2016. Captain America: Civil War. After being “dusted off” by Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War, Sam returned for the final battle against the Mad Titan in Endgame. The movie then ended with an elderly Steve passing Captain America’s shield to Sam, setting the stage for the events of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
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Although it was initially scheduled to premiere on Disney + in August 2020, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier was delayed by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) and will be transmitted immediately after WandaVision. Mackie recently announced that the show will reveal everything that is known about Sam in the MCU, saying, “The best thing about the series is that you can learn his entire backstory, his life, who he is and how he became Sam Wilson.”
In addition to exploring Sam’s story, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will examine what it means to be a black superhero in the wake of the ongoing Black Lives Matter movement. Series composer Henry Jackman said the show won’t shy away from awkward political themes either, saying, “There are big issues. It’s still entertaining. It’s not a deadly serious seminar on the political history of the United States of America, but it definitely touches on things. less comfortable, important that lead to truly impressive performances. “
Directed by Kari Skogland, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier stars Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Emily VanCamp, Wyatt Russell, Noah Mills, Carl Lumbly, and Daniel Brühl. The series premieres March 19 on Disney +.
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