Now that Chris Evans has been written out of the MCU, we’re all anticipating Anthony Mackie’s debut as Captain America. For now, it looks like we’ll have to wait until The Falcon and The Winter Soldier is over before Mackie’s Sam Wilson dons the shield but it looks like the actor is getting ready for the responsibility. During an interview with Trey Magnum, Mackie reveals that he is taking the role seriously, something any comic book fan can appreciate.
While he is an African-American, Mackie did state that he is hoping his version of Captain America doesn’t just represent his people but everyone. Considering how complex and inclusive America has been in recent years, we can see why he’d think this way. Sadly, there are some pretty racist fans who won’t like this move when it happens but we’re sure better viewers will put them in their place.
I talked to Anthony Mackie and the rest of the #AlteredCarbon cast about the show's great second season, but I had to get some scoop on 'The Falcon and The Winter Soldier' and his thoughts about Captain America being a Black man pic.twitter.com/Te9Xs2OcRG— Trey Mangum (@treymangum) February 27, 2020
Here’s what Mackie had to say about the move:
"With the idea of being a black man and becoming Captain America, it's been a daunting task because I think, at this day and age in America, I think we are open-minded to the idea of having my face represent us, as a country, because we're truly a melting pot. So there is no distinctive look or feel or design of an American. We'll all Americans. I want my Captain America to represent everybody, not just a specific group of people."
Considering how Sam Wilson has become Captain America in comics before, this should be a pretty natural transition, especially after Avengers: Endgame basically set it up. Hopefully, people are accepting of him in the role and we won’t see any fans act irrationally about the move.
Falcon and Winter Soldier will be coming to Disney+ later this year.