Anthony Mackie getting ready to roll on Captain America: New World Order.
The actor gave Yahoo an update on the status of his first feature film as Marvel’s new Cap after taking over the mantle – from previous boss Chris Evans, of course – on Disney+’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
“We start in a month,” Mackie tells Yahoo Entertainment, joined by Jahi Winston as they promote their upcoming Netflix horror series. We have a Ghost. “So we just kick it off and everybody’s getting squared up and ready to go.”
New World Order will be directed by Julius Onah from a script by Malcolm Spellman and Dalan Musson (both of whom wrote on Falcon and Winter Soldier) for a May 3, 2024 release.
While we got a taste of Mackie’s new take on Cap through the last FAWS-packed episode, the 44-year-old actor offers some thoughts on how his approach to playing one of the world’s most famous heroes while playing Evans, who starred as the MCU’s super soldier and moral center, Steve Rogers, in seven films, starting with 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger and ending with 2019’s Avengers: Endgame.
“My Cap, he’s not a superhero,” Mackie explains. “He doesn’t have a super serum. So his superpower is his humanity. So I think he has to come on stage with a very different understanding of what it is to be a good person or to be a bad person, and what decisions you make to draw that line along the way you did. . I just see it as more of a humanitarian Cap, as opposed to a judgment cap, where this is right, or if this is wrong. There are decisions that make you choose right or wrong.”
Of course those are not the only differences.
“And [he’ll have] flyer kit,” Mackie says of Sam Wilson’s new red, white and blue threads. “Because every day is leg day [in the gym]. We’re just going spandex, none of the cotton stuff. We’re just doing spandex.”
New World Order there will be a cost Faws alumni Danny Ramirez (Joaquin Torres) and Carl Lumbly (Isaiah Bradley), Tim Blake Nelson (Samuel Sterns/Chief) returns to the Marvel fold for the first time since 2008 on The Incredible Hulk and, perhaps most notably, introducing Harrison Ford to the MCU. The IS Star wars and Indiana Jones icon will take on the role of military officer Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross from William Hurt, who died in 2022.
Ford’s casting has led to all sorts of social media rifts over whether the lovably-curmudgeonly 80-year-old actor will even care to update what’s happened in the MCU in the past 30-plus movies own. New World Order.
So will Mackie catch him?
“I’ll have a full breakdown of it,” says the actor. “And we’re going to compare notes. I’m really excited about it.”
We have a Ghost premieres on Netflix February 24
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