Anthony Mackie is about to take up the mantle as the brand new Captain America in his personal film, however on hypothesis over whether or not Chris Evans may reprise the function … he says, no probability.
Information about Mackie starring in a forthcoming ‘Captain America 4’ flick surfaced this week, with director Julius Onah reportedly hooked up to direct. This, after all, comes on the heels of Mackie’s Disney+ present — which ends with him accepting the CA defend.
You’d suppose that conclusion — which was made very clear on the present, this after Evans’ character, Steve Rogers, had already handed the torch on the finish of ‘Endgame’ — would not be up for debate … however apparently, amongst some followers, it’s. And, THR alluded to that in a thread.
In response to uncertainty about Evans’ doable involvement with the brand new film and the character, CE himself weighed in Saturday … writing, “Sam Wilson is Captain America.”
The rationale that is a giant deal … it appears to close down trolls who, to this present day, aren’t cool with the concept of Mackie carrying on because the titular superhero — an issue that is been brewing since 2019 when he was formally tapped as Chris Evans’ successor.
A number of the pushback over AM has been straight-up racist … with many saying a Black man merely should not be allowed to imagine the function (despite the fact that that occurs within the comics).
Now, Chris seems to be confirming he is carried out with ‘Captain America,’ and that Mackie will completely proceed because the character … with out Chris’s involvement going ahead. Frankly, that is smart logistically — Evans is depicted as an outdated dude within the closing ‘Avengers’ film … so to jam him into the plot, past only a cameo, feels unlikely/pointless.
BTW, Mackie as the brand new Captain America carries quite a lot of weight. It is revealed on the present — primarily based on an earlier comedian collection, which is canon — that the fictionalized historical past behind Captain America is darkish, with the U.S. authorities testing/perfecting the tremendous serum giving him his powers on Black troopers whereas Cap was below ice. So, technically, Captain America was constructed on the backs of Black folks … a metaphor to our personal real-life historical past, some say.
So … kinda poetic that Mackie/Sam is the one to forge a brand new legacy. And but, the convo weirdly continues about who’s “entitled” to observe in Chris’ footsteps, even after he is spoken.