Last week it was announced that Marvel has signed up The Falcon and the Winter Soldier showrunner Malcolm Spellman to develop a fourth Captain America film, which – given the events of the Disney + series finale – will presumably follow Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson as he embraces the Sentinel of Liberty mantle.
That’s technically unconfirmed at this point, though, as Mackie claimed earlier this week that he only found out about the news while running errands: “The cashier named Dwayne, a cool cat, he’s like, ‘Yo, man. Is this real ?!’ [holds up a cellphone] “I’m like, ‘I haven’t heard anything.’ That’s what I love about working for Marvel. They call you, they say, “Come to LA. We want to tell you what’s going on.” So I’m excited to see what happens, but I haven’t heard anything. ”
While Mackie is clearly not giving anything away, he explained USA Today how much it would mean to him to witness the headliner of his own Marvel movie Captain America 4:
That would be all. It’s funny because I’ve been doing this for so long. When I joined the company, I had two wishes for my agent: I want to do a Western, preferably with Clint Eastwood, and I want to be a superhero. That was all I wanted, and then I’m done. I’m going to make po ‘boys at a local po’ boys booth in the center. The idea of being the title character in a Marvel movie, there are no words to describe that, especially as a black actor. Black actors don’t get those opportunities. And to have that opportunity, for all the work I had to do, the 11 years of training, all the things I had to do to get here, it would be a monumental achievement. “
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