So far, US actor Anthony Mackie has only appeared in supporting roles in superhero films. But now he could finally become the leading actor in “Captain America 4”.
Los Angeles – US actor Anthony Mackie (42, “Fatal Command – The Hurt Locker”) has played Marvel superhero Sam Wilson aka Falcon several times, most recently in “Avengers: Endgame” in 2019 – but so far always in supporting roles.
Now Mackie could become the main character in “Captain America 4”. The actor was awarded the contract for the planned continuation of the action spectacle, reported the US industry journals “Deadline.com” and “Variety” on Wednesday.
From the “Avengers” series, Mackie is known as an ally of Captain America alias Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), who could now take over his legacy. In “Avengers: Endgame” the aged Rogers had offered to give his friend Sam the Captain America shield. This scenario also takes up the new Marvel miniseries “The Falcon And The Winter Soldier”, with Mackie (The Falcon) and Sebastian Stan (The Winter Soldier) as the main characters.
Author Malcolm Spellman’s series started on Disney + last March. Spellman is now also on board as a writer for the next theatrical version. A director is not yet known. dpa