While Captain America has always been looked upon as the knight in shining armor that the world is in dire need of, Anthony Mackie’s character, Sam Wilson seems more than ready to take over the revered role as he officially accepted the mantle in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, thereby stepping into Chris Evans’ shoes, quite literally and figuratively.
At San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel announced the title of the fourth Captain America standalone, Captain America: New World Order, which stars Anthony Mackie. And the actor already has some big plans cooking for his 2024 film.
Anthony Mackie Wants to Outrival Chris Evans’ Famous Fight Scene
Every MCU fan most likely worships the classic elevator fight scene from Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and apparently, so does Anthony Mackie.
When Steve Rogers thrashed and beat the HYDRA soldiers on his own as they tried to confine him in the small space of an elevator in the 2014 film, the fans went wild with admiration. In fact, the actor himself was so proud of it that he claimed it to be his favorite scene out of all MCU fight scenes.
Anthony Mackie has some similar emotions with regard to the fight scene. He seems to be greatly inspired by it, so much so that he wants his character to outmatch that scene in Captain America: New World Order.
“I want a fight scene that rivals Chris Evans’ fight scene in the elevator [in 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier] when he fought like 10 dudes in the elevator”, Mackie remarked as he talked to E! News about his 2024 film.
He also mentioned how impressed he was when he had seen it for the first time. “That was a badass scene. The first time I saw that I was like, ‘That’s crazy.’ So, I just want a fight scene that rivals that.”
Anthony Mackie in Captain America: New World Order
Although Mackie admitted wanting to surpass Chris Evans’ epic fight scene, he also very clearly stated how that doesn’t point to Steve Rogers’ return to the MCU in any way.
“Marvel is not even in his radius anymore. He’s so far gone.” Mackie said, explaining how Chris Evans wouldn’t be showing up as an avenger anytime soon. “He’s enjoying life. He’s like an old retired dude.”
On a brighter note though, at their D23 Expo Panel, Marvel did announce that fans would get to see some familiar faces in the cast along with Sam Wilson.
The film seems to be in production, according to Mackie, the shooting of which, is soon going to begin next year.
Source: E! News