Anthony Mackie Says Falcon And The Winter Soldier Is Like A Six Hour Marvel Movie
Anthony Mackie has said his upcoming Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will feel like 'a six or eight-hour' Marvel movie.
The mini-series, which has Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige as executive producer, will see Mackie strapping on the body armour as Falcon alongside Sebastian Stan who will play the Winter Soldier.
It cost a reported $150 million (£121m) to make, so viewers can probably expect something pretty special.
Having previously starred in numerous Marvel flicks, shooting the new series brought back some memories for the Mackie.
He told Variety: "Those movies are like summer camp. And this show, it was no different. It was the same group of people, coming together to make it work.
"And so the stunt stuff - everything is just on another level. Every show, every movie, they just push it - they push the envelope so much. So hopefully, knock on wood, we'll be going back soon."
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Asked to reveal a bit more about the series, he added: "We're shooting it exactly like a movie. Everybody who had worked on TV before was like, 'I've never worked on a TV show like this.' The way in which we were shooting, it feels exactly like we were shooting the movie cut up into the show. So instead of a two-hour movie, a six or eight-hour movie."
The new series will pick up where Avengers: Endgame left off, with Mackie taking on the role of Captain America, picking up the iconic shield when Steve Rogers time-travelled back to be with Peggy Carter.
Opening up about the role, Mackie told Shadow and Act: "With the idea of being a black man and becoming Captain America, it's been a daunting task because I think, at this day and age in America, I think we are open-minded to the idea of having my face represent us, as a country."
He continued: "And my race represent us as a country because we're truly a melting pot. So there is no distinctive look or feel or design of an American.
"We're all Americans... To be Captain America, I want my Captain America to represent everybody, not just a specific group of people."
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is yet to get a new release date after the coronavirus pandemic delayed production.
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