Anthony Mackie discusses the biggest differences between Sam Wilson’s Captain America and Steve Rogers.
Way back in 2014, Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson was introduced into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The character quickly became one of Steve Rogers’ most trusted allies, aiding him during the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Avengers: Infinity War. At the end of Avengers: Endgame, Rogers passed the mantle of Captain America to Wilson, which, as it turned out, he wasn’t all that eager to take on.
During the events of the Disney Plus series, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson was forced to confront the realities and responsibilities that came with the Captain America title. By the time the series ended, the character had fully taken on the title of the character. After the series wrapped, it was revealed that Captain America 4 was in development.
A Superhero Who Isn’t Really A Superhero
In a recent interview with Men’s Journal, Anthony Mackie discussed Sam Wilson’s Captain America and what separated him from Steve Rogers. Mackie specifically cited the fact that Wilson was just a man with a shield and a suit and not a super soldier:
“What you have to realize about Sam—he’s a superhero who is not really a superhero. There’s no secret serum. There’s no this or that. I just have wings on my suit that I got from the military. So everything that I do, I do as a common man.”
Anthony Mackie’s Captain America was last seen in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Here is the synopsis for the series:
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. Desmond Chiam, Miki Ishikawa, Noah Mills, and Carl Lumbly also appear.
The Falcon and the Winter Solider is currently available to stream on Disney Plus while Captain America: New World Order will release in theaters on May 3, 2024. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the upcoming film and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.