– by Joseph Jammer Medina

At a time when actors in the Marvel Cinematic Universe would kill for a film of their own, since it could be incredibly lucrative for them, there’s one that sounds like he’d rather stick with team-up films. Anthony Mackie, who’s played Falcon in CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER, AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, ANT-MAN, and shall once again don the wings in CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR, says he wouldn’t relish the chance to fly solo.

No. I don’t know, man” was his response when asked about the prospect by IGN during an interview to promote his new flick TRIPLE 9. “I don’t know. I like going to work with good people. Like shooting this movie [Triple 9] it wasn’t really work. We got to hang out and have a good time and really get to know each other,” he added. The actor loved sharing the screen with a strong ensemble, led by Aaron Paul, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Kate Winslet. “So I feel like when you go to work and it’s just you and it’s me – ‘Look at me, haha’ – it takes away from that.

Over the course of his other Marvel films, the actor has forged a strong bond with Chris Evans and Sebastian Stan, and he doesn’t like the idea of playing Falcon in a movie without them. “That means my dudes are not going to be there. So Chris is not going to be there. Sebastian is not going to be there,” Mackie said. When Paul mentions that they could always cameo in a FALCON movie, Mackie’s tone grew more comedic about how sad it’d be to only them there for a week. “No, no. Then that week is going to be hell. Hanging out with Chris for a week and then he’s like ‘I don’t want to leave!’ And I’m like ‘Chris dude, you gotta leave.’ You know, it’s just going to be a problem.”

While it’s unlikely he could resist the right offer, one of the main takeaways from this should be the brotherhood forged between the actors here. It’s easy to get lost in all the hoopla around these films. It’s great to hear, once in a while, how much fun these people have working together because it makes it that much more engaging when you see them onscreen together. When there’s a real bond, and kinship, and it’s not just about paychecks, that sort of connection can be palpable. 

Especially if, you know, one of their characters dies onscreen or something…

CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR comes out on May 6.


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.