Anthony Mackie looked back on his time working with the late Chadwick Boseman on Captain America: Civil War and two Avengers films.
In a little over two weeks, the next Marvel Studios series on Disney Plus will begin with The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. The series is expected to fully explore Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson and what it means to take on the Captain America mantle. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is also noteworthy because it’s the second Marvel Studios project to follow a Black lead, with the first being Chadwick Boseman’s groundbreaking Black Panther solo film.
While speaking with Variety, Anthony Mackie reflected on the relationship he had with late Chadwick Boseman on the Marvel films before he tragically passed away:
“For Chad and I, [representation] was never a conversation that needed to be had because of our backgrounds. There was a hinted-at understanding between the two of us because we’re both from humble beginnings in the South; we have very similar backgrounds. We knew what the game was. We knew going into it.”
Here is the official synopsis for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier:
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.
The Falcon and The Winter Soldier will premiere exclusively on Disney Plus on March 19, 2021. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news on the Disney Plus series and the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!