Anthony Mackie Says It’s Been Extremely Emotional Becoming Captain America

Anthony Mackie has some big shoes to fill. At the climax of Avengers: Endgame, the now-elderly Steve Rogers passed the mantle of Captain America onto one of his best pals, Sam Wilson. The Falcon was clearly overwhelmed when he was handed the shield in that scene, and it seems that was just fiction mirroring reality as Mackie was pretty overwhelmed by the situation himself.

Ahead of his return in Disney Plus’ The Falcon and the Winter Soldier TV show, Mackie has opened up about what it’s been like stepping into the boots of Chris Evans, particularly what it means for him as an African-American.

“You know what, to be honest, it’s very emotional. I’ve been in the business for 20 years and I’ve been fortunate to do some amazing stuff and work with amazing people. For me, to be a Black man in 2019 and be given the
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