Anthony Mackie revealed the iconic Chris Evans scene that he would like to top as Captain America.
Chris Evans officially passed on the mantle of Captain America to his co-star Anthony Mackie. One of the most iconic moments from Avengers: Endgame involved Steve Rogers’ retirement of the shield, handing it over to Sam Wilson, whose reluctance to take it was showcased in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, where he inevitably became the new Cap.
Anthony Mackie is set to make his cinematic debut as the new Captain America in the upcoming fourth standalone film, Brave New World. In particular, he’s got one scene featuring Chris Evans that he has in mind that he’d like to have rival it. He told E! News the following:
“I want a fight scene that rivals Chris Evans’ fight scene in the elevator [in 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Solider] when he fought like 10 dudes in the elevator. That was a bad a** scene. The first time I saw that, I was like, ‘That’s crazy.’ So I just want a fight scene that rivals that.”
Leaving his own stamp as Cap.
Anthony Mackie is deserving of his own iconic action sequences as Captain America. While it is possible that the action that will be seen in Brave New World could stand toe-to-toe with Chris Evans’ tenure, it’d be best to have Sam Wilson’s own stamp on them rather than evoking what’s come before. It’d ultimately be better for the character’s legacy if it stands out rather than comes off as a hollow imitation.
Continuing the legacy of Captain America is no easy task, but if there’s anyone who can rise to the occasion, it’s Anthony Mackie. His charisma, dedication, and vision for the character are evident in every interview and Marvel Cinematic Universe appearance.
While comparisons to Chris Evans are inevitable, Anthony Mackie’s Captain America promises to be an entity of its own. With Brave New World, the hope is that the film will showcase scenes that don’t just emulate past achievements, but rather pave the way for a new era of unforgettable Captain America moments.
The Falcon and The Winter Solider is currently available to stream on Disney Plus. Captain America: Brave New World will be released in theaters on July 26, 2024. Stay tuned for all the latest news on Anthony Mackie and Chris Evans, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.
Source: E! News