Anthony Mackie: Captain America role model again
Since the finale of “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier”, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has a new Captain America. This was the first time Anthony Mackie was talking about his promotion.
“I definitely don’t want to be 55-year-old Captain America, so I still have a solid six to eight years ahead of me” Anthony Mackie started his conversation with Variety for fun. “But let’s be honest: This is the moment when he becomes Captain America – what does his Captain America stand for? […] The humanitarian side in him is something that I always refer to as his superpower, his ability to feel empathy and sympathy for everyone around him. […] That should also be the overall theme for the new Captain America, not just a black cap, but a Captain America for everyone. ”
Enthusiastic about the influence he alone has on the developments and the end of his own MCU series Anthony Mackie then told another anecdote that sums up the topic perfectly: “A friend of mine is a teacher in Florida, she works mostly with children with special needs. Recently she observed one of her students doing pull-ups on the monkey bars. She said, ‘What are you doing? You’re still hurting! ‘. And the kid just replied, ‘Well, Captain America looks like me now, so I have to train in case he needs my help. “
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It is still unclear when Anthony Mackie will also make his debut on the big screen as Captain America. At the earliest, the new cap could register in “ Spider-Man: No Way Home ” (December 2021), but more realistic would be “ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever“(July 2022). Whether he can dance his own solo in the cinema or lead the new Avengers?