Captain America: Courageous New World will be the first MCU Captain America movie with out Chris Evans within the lead function, nevertheless it feels relatively acquainted for the person taking his place. Anthony Mackie has spoken about how filming his new enterprise has introduced house simply how a lot his character has been via since he was launched virtually a decade in the past.
Mackie lastly took on the title of Captain America within the Marvel/Disney Sequence Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which centered fairly closely on who would take over the function now that Steve Rogers had gone off to get pleasure from his life. Steve left the defend together with his trusted good friend and ally, Sam Wilson, however Sam understood not solely the accountability that may include it, however the optics too. By the top of the collection although, he absolutely steps into the function, making it his personal as he combines the Captain America swimsuit and defend together with his personal falcon wings.
Filming for Captain America: Courageous New World wrapped over a month in the past, and for Mackie, regardless of getting into his new, prestigious function, he felt a way of nostalgia. This was because of one of many areas, one which Mackie felt introduced his character “full circle.” The actor talked to The Wrap in regards to the expertise (previous to the SAG-AFTRA strike):
“It form of introduced my Marvel expertise full circle as a result of we shot in D.C. on the identical lodge that we shot Winter Soldier at. Certainly one of my first Marvel scenes was me sitting at a desk speaking to the senator and me and Chris and Scarlett kidnapping him and we return and we keep on the identical lodge and we shot at that very same space. So in that regard, it was actually emotional to assume how far my character has come and the place he’s now after the ten years that I’ve been within the MCU.”
Many MCU actors have been within the superhero universe for nicely over a decade now, reminiscent of Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Elizabeth Olsen, and Sebastian Stan. Nevertheless, lots of the previous guard have moved on; with Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., and Scarlett Johansson saying farewell to their characters and the universe after serving it diligently. In Mackie’s case, it’s extra as if he’s getting a promotion, spearheading his personal movie within the rather more acknowledged function of Captain America.
The actor has mentioned how (because of how usually he has labored with the identical individuals for a while now), the entire expertise feels virtually like a summer season camp. It’s a summer season camp we wouldn’t thoughts becoming a member of if it means we get to be superheroes for some time!
You’ll be able to catch Mackie as Captain America in Captain America: Courageous New World, flying into theaters on July 26, 2024.