Anthony Mackie Discusses The Challenges That Come With Becoming Marvel’s New Captain America

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Avengers: Endgame did a whole lot for Captain America (Chris Evans). Not only was Steve Rogers allowed to live his life in a different timeline together with Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell), the super soldier was allowed to return to the same timeline that defeated Thanos to pass on his Captain America shield to his friend and his partner, Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie).

Now, as Marvel prepares to move on to Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Mackie opens up about becoming the new Captain America of the franchise.

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Speaking in a new interview with Cinema Blend, the actor discusses the challenge that comes with following the footsteps of Evans, admitting that it definitely won't be easy becoming the new Cap.

"I love Chris," Mackie said. "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."

Right now, we're not quite sure how Mackie's version of Captain America is going to be introduced into the MCU. We're not quite sure what kind of design the Falcon's version of the hero is going to look like either. But we're sure that fans are excited to see the new Cap make his way to the big screen.

For now, Mackie has been confirmed to appear in Marvel's upcoming Disney+ live action series Falcon and Winter Soldier. Given the title of the series, we have a feeling that Sam Wilson still won't take on the Captain America name in the show. Let's wait and see when he will.

Avengers: Endgame is currently screening in cinemas.
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