While Steve Rogers passed the mantle of Captain America to Sam Wilson at the end of Avengers: Endgame, it wasn’t until The Falcon and the Winter Soldier that Anthony Mackie donned a red, white, and blue costume.

Now that Mackie has taken up the Captain American mantle, how will his version of the character differ from Chris Evans? Mackie explained:

“What I think was interesting with Chris’ Cap, and what Chris Evanss was able to do with that character was really bring a level of strength and confidence to him. He really brought an even-keeled, well-rounded, three-dimensional character… A lot of people don’t realize that Sam Wilson is the only superhero who has no superpowers. He’s just a regular guy who went for a jog and became an Avenger. So, he comes from a place of humanity and humility. It’s not so much him just going through and tearing stuff up. It’s about the cerebral, introspective idea of how do you handle a problem because he was a counselor. He’s still got those hands though, but he’s not a superhero, he’s a regular guy.”

Mackie also opened up about the positive feedback he’s gotten and how that outweighs any negativity on the internet:

“I had never had the experience of just sitting back and enjoying it as a parent, instead of an actor in the show. The overwhelming appreciation and love is something I expected because I’m a cup half full kind of guy. Just because there’s one annoying person on the Internet, that doesn’t cancel out the millions of good people on the Internet. I just look at it that way.”

Mackie will return as Captain America in the upcoming fourth Captain America film.

Source: Movieweb

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