After the original line-up of superheores went their separate ways at the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron, Scarlet Witch, Vision, War Machine, and Falcon filled in the team’s open spots, assembling together for the first time during the film’s final scene. It was a shock to Anthony Mackie.
Speaking from the set of Captain America: Civil War, Anthony Mackie explained that he had no idea his character was going to ascend to full Avengers status. He told us:
Anthony Mackie went on to describe filming that scene with Chris Evans as Captain America and Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow where he had no idea as to its greater implications.
Sadly, Falcon’s stint as an Avenger seems like it’ll be short-lived. Captain America: Civil War picks up about a year after the new team has been Avenging, but yet another international incident will prompt the governments of the world to pass harsher restrictions on superhuman activity through the Sokovia Accords. While Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) is all for the action, Cap isn’t on board. As the remaining superheroes pick a side amid this growing conflict, The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) reemerges. Now Cap also has to save his friend from the government, and may not be able to take him alive after years of being Hydra’s brainwashed lapdog.
Also returning are Paul Rudd (Ant-Man), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Emily VanCamp (Agent 13), Don Cheadle (War Machine), Paul Bettany (Vision), and Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow). Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Captain America: Civil War hits theaters on May 6.
Check out more coverage from the film’s set, including intel on the villain, Scarlet Witch, and the rest of Team Cap.