Anthony Mackie confirms that Marvel Studios is hell serious with their cameo appearances. Cameos are something that has a substantial share of contribution to the hype for an MCU movie. The Sam Wilson actor revealed how the studio follows a strict rule to ensure that the cameo stays a secret. Mackie is going to get his first major MCU solo movie as Captain America titled New World Order.
The conversation was mainly around the topic of Thunderbolts which is an upcoming MCU team-up movie set to release in 2024. The team inspired by the comic book team of the same name comprises major antiheroes or supervillains who want to change themselves.
What does Anthony Mackie reveal about the MCU cameos?
Recently during an interview with Variety, Anthony Mackie was asked if he is going to appear in the upcoming Thunderbolts movie. As we have already spotted Bucky Barnes in the slated lineup of the movie, there has been a steady doubt in the air if we would also spot Sam Wilson in it as they were seen together last time in The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.
To the question of cameo, Mackie hilariously replied that he is also in the dark similar to the audience. According to him, the studio is very serious with their cameos and won’t inform the actors so soon about their special appearances.
“I have no idea. You know how it works. They call you the week before and are like, “We own your a**. Come get in the movie.””
But in the past, we have seen many times when MCU actors didn’t stay true to their words about their appearances in the movies which forces the veil of suspicion to stay on the news. Still, it should be remembered that the movie is set to come out in 2024 so a lot of time is left and Mackie’s words might be true. A media giant like Marvel Studios will surely not reveal all the secrets before which they know can drive the audience mad in the theaters if presented as a surprise.
How will Sam Wilson fit in Thunderbolts?
Sam Wilson actually fits well in the Thunderbolts narrative. Although the lineup has been highly controversial among the fans, the inclusion of Bucky Barnes(Sebastian Stan) and John Walker’s US Agent hints at a major connection to Sam Wilson. Moreover, the movie is slated to release just after Captain America: New World Order which is set to present Anthony Mackie’s major MCU presence.
Now it will be interesting to wait till we get some new updates about the project. The absence of Zemo from the lineup is also a major topic of mystery and some fans believe that we may also get a surprise visit from him as he has an integral part of the team in the comics.
Thunderbolts is going to release on July 26, 2024, while Captain America: New World Order will release some months earlier on May 3, 2024