Captain America: Avengers: Endgame created a worldwide stir at the box office. The 22nd film of the MCU, which marked the conclusion of its gigantic superhero universe, hits the big screens on April 26, 2019.
Right from jam-packed cinema halls to emotional fans crying at the end of the movie, Endgame left a mark. While it was Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr) and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) who said goodbye to the series by killing themselves for their team.
However, Avengers: Endgame did not mean the end of Captain America, as in the series, he gives off his powerful shield to someone special. Ultimately, Steve chose Falcon as his substitute, making actor Anthony Mackie the fresh Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
Now in a recent interaction at Celebrity Fan Fest, Anthony was quizzed about his new role as Captain America and how he learned that he was the chosen one. The actor revealed that it was Chris Evans himself who told him about the development.
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“It’s been a nice time, the fact that they generally sit you down, and it’s Kevin Feige and all the creators, and they’re like, ‘You’re going to do this.‘ But it was a nice time that I got to know it from one of my dear friends (Chris Evans) rather than another,” Mackie was quoted as saying by Comicbook.com.
The actor also said that he takes this responsibility quite seriously. “I’m a Chris lover. Chris is a wonderful Cap,” he stated. “And I feel like very few individuals have been able to do what he has been able to do with that personality in any cinematic universe or film span. Because for a lot of films he’s played Cap. It’s an enormous task to take over that, to be part of that, the legacy of that. It’s something where a lot of people are going to expect me to be Chris Evans in the same suit, but a black dude. And that’s definitely not going to happen,” he added.