Last week, in the finale of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson became the new Captain America. On the same day, word broke that The Falcon and the Winter Soldier showrunner Malcolm Spellman and staff writer Dalan Musson are co-writing Captain America 4. But maybe someone should have told the new Cap!
While speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Mackie confirmed that he heard the news from a fan, as opposed to anyone at Marvel.
“I literally found out yesterday in a grocery store,” said Mackie. “The checkout guy named Dwayne, a cool cat, he’s like, ‘Yo, man. Is this real?!” [holds up a cellphone] “I’m like, ‘I haven’t heard anything.’ That’s what I love about working for Marvel. They call you, they’re like, ‘Come to L.A. We wanna tell you what’s going on.’ So, I’m excited to see what happens, but I haven’t heard anything.”
Mackie also expressed his surprise that the new Captain America costume wasn’t leaked ahead of time.
“We were in downtown Atlanta, in the middle of Atlantic Station, surrounded by apartment buildings and condos and doing a huge fight ,sequence and nobody took pictures,” noted Mackie. “It was crazy.”
As for a potential continuation of his show, Mackie said he hasn’t “heard anything about season 2.” But he did add that “it’s always great to go to work with Sebastian [Stan]. And Kari [Skogland], our director, was amazing. It would be fun as hell to do.”
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