Anthony Mackie was Trevor Noah’s guest on the Daily Show a week ago, where he talked about becoming the first Black Captain America and what the “Falcon” and “Winter Soldier” series mean to him. During the interview, Mackie said he was back in shape for another film appearance. “Right now, I’m at the end of the first month of the four-month ‘Fat Mackie’ to ‘Mackie Movie’ process,” explained actor Noah.
A 4-MONTH WORKOUT THAT COULD MATCH THE FILM DATES OF AN MCU FILM AND A SERIES
Mackie spoke specifically about the physical preparation required to be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He said it would take him about four months to get in shape and stated that he was already preparing for his next gig. It comes shortly after his character became Sam Wilson’s Captain America in the final installment of the Falcon and the Winter Soldier series.
The fact that Mackie needs to get back in shape suggests that he may be preparing to play Captain America again. One film and series that will be produced in a few months come to mind immediately: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and She-Hulk, though it’s still hard to say.
By the way, filming of the Armor Wars series directed by Don Cheadle is slated to begin in the middle of this year. After Cheadles James Rhodes appeared in Falcon and the Winter Soldier, it would make sense for Mackie’s Captain America to appear in Armor Wars.
But Mackie’s next project may have nothing to do with the Marvel Cinematic Universe at all, as he is set to play Olympic athlete Jessie Owens in an upcoming biopic. A role that also requires a lot of physical training.
THE FIRST “BLACK CAPTAIN AMERICA”
After hesitating to wear Steve Rogers’ shield, Sam Wilson aka Falcon eventually accepted the legacy of Captain America in the final episode of Falcon and the Winter Soldier. During the interview, Trevor asked Noah Mackie how the series was set up and how they managed not to reproduce a caricature of what is happening in America.
Everything has to do with our writer Malcolm Spellman. He fought for recognition of this tumultuous relationship that exists between black men and America. The question we kept asking ourselves while writing a scene and a dialogue is how do you, as a black, have an abusive relationship with America, how do you defend yourself, and how do you risk your life for a country that never existed do you love, support, appreciate or trust?
Anthony Mackie concluded by saying that the show’s writers are a group of people with different points of view and backgrounds and that this created something realistic for the characters.