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Anthony Mackie Talks About Finding Out When He Was Told He’d Be Captain America

Published on April 12th, 2022 | Updated on April 12th, 2022 | By FanFest

The long game of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, in which Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson will eventually replace Steve Rogers as Captain America, dates all the way back to his franchise debut in The Winter Soldier.

It took some time to get there, though, with the latest iteration of the star-spangled superhero suit donning for the first time in last year’s Disney Plus series The Falcon and Winter Soldier. There was also the issue of finishing off the Infinity Saga, retiring Chris Evans’ Steve Rogers, and giving Sam a story line that was worthy of him becoming Cap.

With those boxes checked, the actor is now working on his own standalone feature-length blockbuster, which is currently in development. Speaking on the red carpet at the CMT Music Awards, Marvel veteran, Mackie, called it “mind-blowing.”

“As a dad of boys, it’s really cool when your kids can see you do something that they can watch. We do all these movies, most of them our kids can’t watch. But my kids were actually able to sit down and eat popcorn and watch The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, or Avengers, or all those movies. At this point, everything I do is for my little boys, so that’s the fun part.”

There’s no word on when the Mackie Captain America film will debut, but there’s a chance he’ll appear in a Marvel Phase Four cameo or two until then.

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