Anthony Mackie Just Opened Up About His New Role In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
"The whole experience was like winning the Oscar."
🚨Warning: There are MASSIVE Avengers: Endgame spoilers ahead!🚨
So, if you've seen Avengers: Endgame, you probably have a ton of questions about what's next for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
And while we don't know exactly what the future holds, one of the most exciting changes is Sam Wilson's new role.
Speaking to Men's Health, Anthony Mackie opened up for the first time about taking over the Captain America mantle and yes, I'm emotional.
Anthony revealed that the decision to make Sam the next Captain America wasn't official until 2014, however he didn't know until filming Endgame.
He recalled learning the news from Chris Evans, saying, "Chris gets the look of a six-year-old kid on his face, runs away, and comes back with the script...I'm reading it, and it dawns on me what’s happening."
Anthony's new role has felt like a dream, especially when he filmed the moment in Endgame when he got to hold Cap's shield for the first time.
He said, "[The whole experience] was like winning the Oscar. I was nervous. I was excited. I was stumbling over words."
The Captain America mantle being passed to Sam comes at the perfect time according to Anthony, who said:
I knew the magnitude of Black Panther, just like I knew the magnitude of Wonder Woman. I’ve been saying for years: If you’re going to make any movie, you make those two movies, because they’re going to make a trillion dollars. They represent a whole different sector of our society that’s underrepresented and underappreciated.