Anthony Mackie Wants Chris Evans To Return In 'The Falcon And The Winter Soldier'
The Falcon is nothing without his Captain.
In just under a year, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will be the first Marvel Studios series to be released on the Disney+ platform. As the title indicates, the show will focus on the duo formed by Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes and will follow on from Avengers: Endgame. The Falcon will have to live up to the legacy left to him by his friend Steve Rogers, who entrusted Captain America's shield and patriotic values to him. It's an unexpected opportunity for Sam and the actor who plays him, although the latter would prefer to be reunited with his friend Chris Evans in the series.
With Avengers: Endgame, the actor said his goodbyes to the American avenger in the best possible way. Fans will miss him, as will his colleagues who'd almost become like a family. Anthony Mackie sees no benefit to acting in a series without his friend, and has expressed his wish for Chris Evans to reconsider his decision in order to appear in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, as he told IMDb:
"[Without Chris] you get to sleep. You get a lot of downtime. No, there is no good part about it. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it a thousand times, Chris is one of my closest friends.
And when the three of us get together [with Sebastian Stan, who plays Bucky, ed.], it’s hell and anarchy. So hopefully we’ll have him around to cause some trouble on set."
When Steve Rogers decided to return to the past to enjoy his romantic relationship with Peggy Carter, he left his two companions with a pretty huge responsibility. In the series, Sam and Bucky will have to confront a terrifying U.S. Agent played by Wyatt Russell (Lodge 49). Just like Captain America, he has received the super soldier serum, giving him superhuman strength and endurance. In the comics, he fights with a vibranium shield and regularly tries to discredit Steve. The battle will begin in August 2020.
Article translated by: Eleanor Staniforth
By Adrien Delage, published on 12/09/2019