Anthony Mackie’s character, Falcon, has now taken up the role of playing the iconic Captain America after the events of Avengers: Endgame.
In a recent interview with entertainment website Entertainment Tonight, Mackie talked to ET’s Nischelle Turner about officially picking up the vibranium Captain America shield and explained the difference between his take on the Captain America character as compared to Chris Evans-
“What I think was interesting with Chris’ Cap, and what Chris Evans was able to do with that character was really bring a level of strength and confidence to him. He really brought an even-keeled, well-rounded, three-dimensional character.”
“A lot of people don’t realize that Sam Wilson is the only superhero who has no superpowers. He’s just a regular guy who went for a jog and became an Avenger. So, he comes from a place of humanity and humility. It’s not so much him just going through and tearing stuff up. “
“It’s about the cerebral, introspective idea of how do you handle a problem because he was a counselor. He’s still got those hands though, but he’s not a superhero, he’s a regular guy.”
Anthony Mackie also talked about how his character, Falcon, taking up the role of Captain America has received a lot of negative response from the fans, but he says that the support he has received playing Sam Wilson in The Falcon and The Winter Soldier outweighs all the negative feedback he gets-
“I had never had the experience of just sitting back and enjoying it as a parent, instead of an actor in the show. The overwhelming appreciation and love is something I expected because I’m a cup half full kind of guy. Just because there’s one annoying person on the Internet, that doesn’t cancel out the millions of good people on the Internet. I just look at it that way.”
Chris Evans’ Captain America character Steve Rogers gave up the role of being Captain America after the events of Avengers: Endgame and returned back to his old life in the 1940’s, living his life out with Peggy Carter (who also has a TV show named Agent Carter). In a more realistic sense, Chris Evans’ contract with MCU had come to an end so it was quite the fitting end to one of MCU’s most iconic characters.
Whether or not Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson aka Falcon can fill in the shoes of Captain America can only be seen in the upcoming Marvel projects featuring Sam Wilson