Unless you have been off the planet, you probably know how Avengers: Endgame ended. The conclusion saw an aged Steve Rogers passing along his shield and his legacy as Captain America to his friend Sam Wilson. While this has been a storyline in the comics world before, Anthony Mackie knows that there is a challenge ahead. Not only in following Captain America but perhaps an even harder challenge, following Chris Evans.
The weight of this responsibility has not been lost on Mackie. He explained as much in a recent interview with CinemaBlend.
I love Chris. Chris is an amazing Cap. And I feel like, what he’s been able to do with that character, very few people have been able to do in any cinematic universe or span of films. Because he’s played Cap for a lot of movies. To take that over, to be a part of that, the legacy of that, is a huge challenge. It’s something where a lot of people are going to expect me to be Chris Evans in the same suit, but a black dude. And that’s definitely not gonna happen.
The first likely opportunity we will get to see Mackie again in the MCU will be with Sebastian Stan. That is when Falcon and the Winter Soldier comes to Disney plus. Not much information about the show has been released to this point. It is not known if this will be the first chance to see the new Captain America. However, it has been rumored that Zemo (Daniel Bruhl) and Sharon Carter (Emily VanCamp) from Captain America: Civil War will appear.
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