Anthony Mackie On Replacing Chris Evans As Captain America: “It’s Very Emotional”

Anthony Mackie is finding it quite emotional to hold Chris Evans’ Captain America shield for the upcoming The Falcon and The Winter Soldier series.

Chris Evans brought Captain America to life in the 2011 film of the same name and now, almost a decade later, Anthony Mackie will be taking on the mantle. After the end of Avengers: Endgame, Chris Evans’ Captain America gracefully retired, letting Anthony Mackie’s Falcon take on the role of the patriotic hero. In a recent interview with Deadline, Anthony Mackie discussed how emotional it was for him to take on the role of Captain America from his predecessor, Chris Evans, and what it was like to wear the shield.

“You know what, to be honest, it’s very emotional. I’ve been in the business for 20 years and I’ve been fortunate to do some amazing stuff and work with amazing people. For me, to be a Black man in 2019 and be given the helm of Captain America with the history of Black men in this country is a monumental step, not only in entertainment, but also in my life. It’s been extremely emotional. Look, my grandfather was a sharecropper, you know what I mean? There’s a lot of history and pain and triumph and joy that comes along with me being Captain America.”

Anthony Mackie also discussed the openness and creative collaboration that Marvel welcomes. He specifically discussed how he’s in the writers room for the upcoming The Falcon and The Winter Soldier television show for Disney Plus and how the Russo Brothers took in his feedback for Chris Evans’ Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

“I mean that’s what we’re doing now with The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. We’ve been doing three weeks of script work. We meet, we read the different scenes, go over it, rewrite it, tweak it to where it works. We’ve always done that. Marvel has always been very open-minded about letting us hone the scripts to our character. Because even from the first movie, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the Russos were always very open to my feedback. It’s an ongoing, evolving process every day.”

Anthony Mackie seems to be having the time of his life as he’s transitioning into the role of Captain America, taking over the role from Chris Evans. Anthony Mackie has been spending the past few months working on smaller films like Seberg but he’ll be returning to the superhero genre relatively soon as The Falcon and The Winter Soldier is currently filming in Atlanta.

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Set after the events of Avengers: EndgameThe Falcon and The Winter Soldier is rumored to center on Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes as the former finds himself facing resistance from the United States government and its opposition to him taking on the Captain America mantle.

Directed by Kari Skogland from scripts written by showrunner Malcolm Spellman and Derek Kolstad, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier 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.

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier will debut on Disney Plus in late 2020. Stay tuned for more updates on Anthony Mackie, Chris Evans and Captain America as we learn it!

Source: Deadline

New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team

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Titans Aqualad 01DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".

"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.

These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.

You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".

Here is the official synopsis for season two:

In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.

The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.

Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.

Source: DC Universe

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