Taking a break from his Captain America/Falcon duties, Anthony Mackie took the time to speak to Variety at the Toronto International Film Festival to promote his latest film Seberg (which just so happens to star Kristen Stewart). Anthony Mackie was asked if there was room for a gay superhero in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, to which he replied with a passionate yes, bringing up his co-star Kristen Stewart.
“I think [Stewart] should be the gay female Falcon Captain America.”
These comments come right off the heel of Kristen Stewart’s latest interview where she discussed that was she told to suppress her sexuality so she could obtain a big-budget feature film, like a Marvel Studios project. Clearly, times are changing and big studios are trying to be fully-inclusive. We’re even going to be getting our first openly gay superhero in the upcoming The Eternals. If Marvel wants to further increase its inclusivity, it would be fantastic for them to finally give light to a gay Captain America. Beyond that, it would be interesting to see if Anthony Mackie’s Falcon would be willing to give up his mantle to another iteration of Captain America.
Hopefully there’s a seat for Kristen Stewart as Captain America in Anthony Mackie’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
The Falcon and The Winter Soldier is currently set to be the first Marvel Studios series to debut on Disney Plus. Set after the events of Avengers: Endgame, the series 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.
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.