Anthony Mackie Suits Up To Replace Chris Evans As Captain America In New Image

Captain America Chris Evans Anthony MackieSee how Anthony Mackie’s Falcon might replace Chris Evans as Captain America in a new image featuring Sebastian Stan’s Winter Soldier.

As the story of Avengers: Endgame ended, Marvel Studios gave us a small glimpse of what’s to come for the mantle of Captain America. As Chris Evans’ Steve Rogers grew old and was able to live a happy life with Peggy Carter, he passed on the shield of Captain America to Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson/Falcon. Moments before this incredibly transcendent moment for the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe happened, Sebastian Stan’s Bucky seemingly gave his blessing for Falcon to take up the mantle. Now it’s safe to presume that the upcoming Falcon and Winter Soldier series on Disney+, in which Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan will reprise their roles, will have something to do with Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson coming to terms with this delegation from Chris Evans’ Steve Rogers.

Check out Anthony Mackie’s Falcon, now with his comic-accurate Captain America suit and shield, with Sebastian Stan’s Bucky and how they might eventually look like in their upcoming Disney+ series:

The moment in which Chris Evans’ Steve Rogers passed on the mantle and shield of Captain America to Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson was one of those few moments in Avengers: Endgame which teased what’s to come for the characters. Chris Evans will probably exit the MCU, barring any future appearances due to the fact that now they can technically access any universe where he’s still Captain America. Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson will likely come to terms with his new mantle and shield so he can stand at the forefront of the MCU like Chris Evans’ Steve Rogers once did. The truth of the matter is that Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson has the potential to be as impactful as Chris Evans’ Steve Rogers if Marvel Studios successfully turns him into a cultural icon like they did with Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther. Even so, Anthony Mackie will have to take some cues from Chris Evans since he left the bar up so high with his portrayal of Captain America.

What do you think about Chris Evans’ Steve Rogers decision to pass on the Captain America mantle to Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson? Would you rather see Sebastian Stan’s Bucky receive the mantle? Sound off in the comment section down below!

Here is the official synopsis for Avengers: Endgame:

The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, “Avengers: Endgame.”

Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Josh Brolin.

Avengers: Endgame is now playing everywhere.

Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for more on Anthony Mackie, Chris Evans and the future of the MCU as we know more!

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Top Actors To Replace Ben Affleck In Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’

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Batman Ben Affleck Matt ReevesBen Affleck is officially out as Batman and it's a pretty sad day.

Words cannot describe how sad I am to see Ben Affleck announce that he's no longer Batman. His Batman is why I do what I do. In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I fell in love with his comic book-accurate interpretation of the Caped Crusader. It was a breath of fresh air and it felt like we finally had the one true Batman.

Three years have quickly sped by and we're officially going to receive a new Batman for his next movie. Last night, Ben Affleck announced that he will not return as the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves' The Batman and now everyone's attention has moved towards wanting to know who the next Bruce Wayne will be. Matt Reeves is said to want an actor that's around 20 years younger than Affleck while Warner Bros. wants someone older. My guess is that Reeves wants a fresh start while the studio wants an older actor for crossover potential.

In this list, I will discuss the actors I think can replace Ben Affleck as Batman using the parameters that Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. want. Hit Next to see our picks to play the Batman.

Michael Fassbender

Michael Fassbender X-Men

Michael Fassbender is an X-Men alum and no stranger to comic book franchises. The actor has shown multiple levels of range and could definitely handle the Batman/Bruce Wayne personality. If they go with the older range for the next Dark Knight, then Fassbender is probably one of the best choices to take over the role.

Ben Barnes

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Ben Barnes is out of a job after The Punisher season 2 and he's one of the best actors in that series. The second season tied up Barnes' arc on The Punisher and the actor has already told us that that he'd love to play the Caped Crusader. Barnes definitely has the pretty boy look going on for him and I wonder what his take on Bruce Wayne could be.

Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling Blade Runner 2049

I've said this before and I'll say it again: Ryan Gosling needs to star in a superhero movie. I've always thought Gosling would make a great Batman. Every role that he's done has shown us his capability and he could crush it as Bruce Wayne.

Jon Hamm

Jon Hamm Mad Men

Jon Hamm is my top choice for an older Batman. If Warner Bros. wants to cast an older actor for crossover potential, Jon Hamm is the studio's best bet. He has a similar look to Ben Affleck, and c'mon, the guy's look just screams Bruce Wayne.

Armie Hammer

Armie Hammer The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Armie Hammer is 32 years old and was cast as the Caped Crusader in George Miller's Justice League: Mortal. That film will never see the light of day, but that doesn’t mean that Hammer doesn't deserve a second shot at being the Batman. He's charming, broody and will probably give his all for this role. Armie Hammer is a great option because he's young enough for Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. could work in a way for him to crossover with the rest of the DC Extended Universe.

Richard Madden

Richard Madden Bodyguard

Game of Thrones alum Richard Madden is my top choice to replace Ben Affleck as Batman. The actor is young, has the look and definitely has the acting chops to play the duality of Batman and Bruce Wayne. Madden just won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television series for the BBC drama Bodyguard, so Warner Bros. may want to quickly snatch him up.

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  • Christopher Garcia

    Not going to watch black captain America ever political correctness choice

    • Marquis de Sade

      Don’t make me call Donald Trump and I.C.E..

    • Jason Cranford

      Funny coming from someone with the last name Garcia…..

      • Christopher Garcia

        Just because I’m latino I have no said in this, buddy

        • Marquis de Sade

          Ya’ know the first Captain America was Black, right? – In Marvel lore, the Super Soldier formula was first administered on black soldiers (ala THE TUSKEGEE EXPERIMENTS to workout the kinks) before they injected Steve Rogers. This storyline was published over 25 years ago. Google or Wiki it.

          • Christopher Garcia

            What do I care about that im talking about this movies

  • JINO JOSE

    Chris Evans is THE Captain America. No Anthony clown can replace him…Ever.
    Anthony looks like a clown,acts like a 🤡. Captain America is NOT a clown

    • Marquis de Sade

      Calm down, Speedy Gonzales.

  • Eddie

    Falcon was bequeathed the mantle of Captain America by Steve Rogers in the comics, but Steve Rogers eventually retook it. The writers of Sam Wilson Captain America screwed up the characterization and story lines big time and pretty much forced the return of Steve Rogers.

    As long as Marvel Studios doesn’t make the same mistakes that the Marvel Comics writers did, Sam Wilson Captain America could be a great character. I’m hoping at least. Because I’m pretty sure there is no way that Chris Evans is coming back as Captain America, and to screw up such an iconic character done so well on the big screen would be terrible.

  • Jon Uzel

    The biggest concern I have is how they’ll have him using the shield. He just won’t (shouldn’t) be using it like Steve, he just doesn’t have the superhuman ability needed to do so. Otherwise, it should be interestibg to see.

  • icanewfriend

    The problem with the movies is that younger actors and their characters age not only by earth years, but by also movies sequel years. A calendar year is 365 days, for most of us. Movie sequel years can be equivalent 2-3 calendar years or even longer – between films. During the in-between waiting time, action film stars – in particular- seem to age much faster (from movie to movie) as their physical abilities begin to erode and their youthfulness abandons them.

    Chris Evans was almost 9 years younger than he was when filming ended on “End Game.” He’s 37 years old now; no longer the 28 or 29 year old he was when he first picked up the shield. By comparison, Robert Downey Jr. is now 54 and a little old to still be flying around in a metal suit. But, here’s the thing – Anthony Mackie is actually OLDER than Chris Evans by 3 years at 40. Sebastian Stan is 36, just for the record.

    Mackie as Cap takes away from the aura of the real deal – the 1940’s lab experiment, who “served time as a cap-sickle” for all those years; fought sid by side with Dum Dum Dugan and the guys and faced off against the Red Skull. Then again, as Captain America was nearing 100 years old – though he “looks spry for an older fellow,” is at the limits of what MCU’s kid fans know about history and can relate to. Choosing Mackie to be the next Cap becomes more about the action than than the history and emotions of the original character. But, what can you do. Time marches on.