Anthony Mackie Says There’s No Muscle Suit In His Captain America Outfit

Muscle Mackie.

Captain America star Anthony Mackie says he doesn’t wear a a muscle suit underneath his patriotic uniform in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Although most fans assumed that The Falcon and The Winter Soldier would end with Anthony Mackie suiting up as Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it was still a surprise to finally see the suit from the comics perfectly translated into live-action. Although some fans had their reservations about the design, part of making the suit look good on-screen comes down to Anthony Mackie himself.

During an interview with Stephen Colbert, the Captain America star explained that he worked out every day to make sure he was in perfect shape for the role. It’s easy to see why, since that training montage in episode 5 was heavily based on Mackie’s fitness. He pointed out to Colbert that he had to get the ‘Dorito’ muscle shape for his superhero role. Take a look below.

“Well I will say: There’s no muscle suit under my suit. That’s my pride. Seven movies in, I’m like ‘I don’t want a muscle suit under my suit. So I had to work out every day, all day. I had to get the ‘Dorito’ man! That’s what it’s called: A Dorito. Shoulders to waist!”

What do you make of the new Captain America suit? Are you excited to see Anthony Mackie in Captain America 4? Sound-off in the comments below!

Anthony Mackie was last seen in the Marvel Studios series The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. Here’s the official synopsis:

Following the events of “Avengers: Endgame,” Sam Wilson/Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) team up in a global adventure that tests their abilities—and their patience—in Marvel Studios’ “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.”

Directed by Kari Skogland from scripts written by showrunner Malcolm Spellman and Derek Kolstad, the series stars Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson / Falcon, Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes / The Winter Soldier, Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter, Daniel Brühl as Baron Helmut Zemo, and Wyatt Russell as John Walker / U.S. Agent. Actors Desmond Chiam, Miki Ishikawa, Noah Mills, and Carl Lumbly have also been cast.

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Source: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

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