Anthony Mackie is excited for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier to plant the seeds for the next phase of the MCU.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will be the first MCU show to ever debut on Disney Plus as well as the first show for Phase 4. The MCU’s fourth phase will unravel on both the silver screen and the Disney-backed streaming service, which The Falcon and the Winter Soldier star Anthony Mackie is excited for.
Ushering in a new era of the MCU is a scary task, especially on a new platform but Anthony Mackie is confident that he and his team will succeed. Speaking to DailyBeast, Anthony Mackie revealed that he isn’t daunted by The Falcon and he Winter Soldier forming the next chapter for the MCU. In fact, Anthony Mackie is excited by the risks the MCU is taking.
“I feel like, if we’re going to fail, we should fail 100 percent. Don’t fail halfway. But it’s been fun, man. There’s so much stuff going on in the Marvel Universe since Disney has gotten involved, and we have a really supportive team. It’s Victoria [Alonso] and Louis [D’Esposito] and Kevin [Feige] and all the other guys over there—we always have people we can talk to if we feel like stuff isn’t going right. So it’s been great. We’ve definitely stumbled a few times, but we’re running full steam ahead to get these shows done.”
It’s exciting for Anthony Mackie to be so open and honest about his role in the MCU and the expectations for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. We’ve never seen a franchise the likes of the MCU make the transition to the small screen before, so it will be very interesting to see how Anthony Mackie’s series will fare. If The Mandalorian is anything to go by, we’re sure that the MCU will thrive on Disney Plus.
With The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Anthony Mackie will be stepping back into the role of The Falcon while also coming to terms with taking on the mantle of Captain America. At the end of Avengers: Endgame, Anthony Mackie’s The Falcon was given the iconic shield by Steve Rogers himself, which planted the seeds for his character in the upcoming MCU series.
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Here is the official synopsis for the MCU’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier:
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 Falcon and 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. Desmond Chiam, Miki Ishikawa, Noah Mills, and Carl Lumbly have been cast in undisclosed roles.
The Falcon and The Winter Soldier will premiere exclusively on Disney Plus in August 2020.