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It’s been over two years since Avengers: Endgame featured Chris Evans' Steve Rogers passing the shield to Anthony Mackie's Sam Wilson. Following the movie’s release, fans were hopeful they were going to find out what would happen with Sam and the shield, and they got their answers in Marvel Studios and Disney+’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. However, the idea wasn’t completely on the level to all involved, or at least not at first, according to the new Captain America himself.
While speaking to the SAG-AFTRA Foundation with the rest of the Falcon & the Winter Soldier cast, Anthony Mackie was asked about the show’s pitch and the aftermath of Avengers: Endgame. Mackie was as confused as ever, which is common when it comes to the Marvel and Disney+ shows, even after Marvel Studios' President talked to him:
Although Anthony Mackie wasn’t too into the idea at first, Marvel is always one to blow projects out of the water. The company's secrets is what make the movies and shows so intriguing, and even the actors sometimes don’t know what’s going on. The idea of bringing Falcon from the movie to the television screen, and the thought of another black superhero that fans can look up to, soon got Mackie excited. He explained:
Marvel’s secrets turned out to be a good thing, as The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which was basically a six-hour movie, became an instant hit on Disney+. While there is no word yet on whether or not the show is getting another season, considering how Season 1 ended, it wouldn’t be surprising if the starring characters returned in some way, shape or form, especially now that Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson is officially the new Captain America.
All episodes of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier are streaming on Disney+, which you can sign up for with this link. Don't forget that Captain America 4 is also reportedly in development, so stay tuned to updates on that project.
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