Sam Wilson lastly stepped into his function as Captain America, and Marvel comedian guide followers aren’t the one ones celebrating this historic second in superhero historical past. Throughout an interview with Trevor Noah for The Day by day Present on April 29, Anthony Mackie mentioned the thrilling, and long-awaited, milestone in Marvel historical past. “It [took] a tremendous group of individuals from completely different views and completely different backgrounds to have the ability to make it a practical state of affairs for the character and never one thing that was made up or fictitious when placed on the display screen,” Mackie instructed Noah, crediting screenwriter Malcolm Spellman for serving to craft Wilson’s character on display screen.
“He actually went down that street and fought for the acknowledgment of that turbulent relationship between Black males and America,” Mackie mentioned. “As a Black man, you are in an abusive relationship with America. So how do you struggle for, rise up and danger your life for a rustic that has by no means given you any love, assist, appreciation, or belief?”
“I feel this can be a blip on the radar of what that subsequent era goes to appear to be, which is what I am so enthusiastic about.”
In collaborating with Spellman, Mackie says he was capable of painting Wilson in a means that feels genuine to the expertise of Black males in America, which has him — and the remainder of the Marvel fandom — hungry to see extra. “Lots of people are actually excited concerning the thought of the Falcon changing into Captain America and what which means, not solely within the cinematic universe and within the comedian guide universe, however in our true actuality,” he mentioned. “As a result of it provides a youthful era a special perspective and a special means to have a look at the world . . . I feel this can be a blip on the radar of what that subsequent era goes to appear to be, which is what I am so enthusiastic about.”
Whereas we eagerly await extra particulars about Mackie’s function in Captain America 4, watch his full interview with Noah above to listen to extra about The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Mackie’s film prep health routine.