– by Joseph Jammer Medina

I’ll start this one off by saying, if you haven’t seen “Ant-Man” yet, and don’t want to be spoiled, then I recommend going out, watching that (I’m sure it’s playing at some second-run theater), and then coming back to read this. So, yeah. Spoiler alert.


Whether or not you enjoyed “Ant-Man,” one of its most memorable parts was the scene where Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man took on Anthony Mackie’s Falcon. Like the film itself, the scene was funny and quirky–though the scene may have also contributed to fans not being super stoked that Falcon is an actual member of the Avengers now, but that’s a whole other subject. The point is, after something like that, you know that the next time these two supers meet, it’s going to be good, as the fight was a pipe dream for Ant-Man, and an embarrassment for Falcon.

So how will this affect the pair and their relationship in Marvel’s latest upcoming film, “Captain America: Civil War?” In a recent interview with Cinema Blend, actor Anthony Mackie gave us an idea of what to expect from them.

“Yeah, our relationship is… yeah [laughs]. It grows in Civil War. But that’s Paul Rudd, man. Paul Rudd and I just make fun of each other all the time, so it just carries over into the movie. So I respect his [Kansas City] Royals – I’m pulling for his Royals – but we just make fun of each other all the time.”

I, for one, love this idea. While both characters have the capacity to be serious, by nature, they seem to default to comedy. And given the two and their history together, the idea of them constantly poking and prodding each other is a great one. Even better is the fact that, based on the concept art we’ve seen so far, these two will be working together against Iron Man’s team. So I expect plenty of scenes between these them.

While some may not be as thrilled about these two B-level Avengers constantly bagging on each other, it can be a bit of a saving grace for “Captain America: Civil War” and its tone. After all, based on its plot alone, it looks to potentially be one of the more serious films in the whole MCU. It wouldn’t be a Marvel movie if it didn’t have a healthy dose of comedic relief to keep things balanced, would it?

What do you think about this little bit of insight into the pair? Let us know your thoughts down below!

SOURCE: Cinema Blend

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.