If Anthony Mackie had been white, my friends, he’d have already had an Oscar. That’s me saying it.
Mackie has waited and waited, but now he’s finally going to top line a movie, and a Marvel one at that. He’ll play Captain America in “Captain America 4.” He’ll be the second Black super hero carrying a film, after Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther.
Chris Evans was previously Captain America. He seemed to turn the role over to Mackie’s Falcon at the end of “Avengers: Endgame.”
Then Mackie and Sebastian Stan went on to do the Disney Plus mini series “Falcon and the Winter Soldier” as Bucky Barnes (Stan) and Sam Wilson (Falcon). But who is Captain America? Evans handed the famed shield to Mackie in “Endgame.” Mackie became Captain America at the end of the series.
It’s taken a long time to get this far. Anthony Mackie isn’t just an action hero. He should be our next Denzel Washington. He’s that good. He was great on Broadway in “Behanding in Spokane.” He’s shined in tons of movies including “Half Nelson” and “The Hurt Locker.”
So many congrats to Anthony! And cheers to Deadline, which broke the news.