Can we get the Falcon and The Winter Soldier show on Disney+ already? The upcoming MCU series was one of the many projects halted due to the COVID-19 outbreak that crippled the world. Can we go back to the Super Bowl when Marvel released a teaser that features Falcon and The Winter Soldier, WandaVision, and Loki?
In the meantime, we have article updates. Which, only further excite me. Recently, Anthony Mackie sat down to speak with Daveed Diggs for Variety’s Actors on Actors. Diggs stars in TNT’s Snowpiercer series and Mackie has played Sam Wilson in the MCU since Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Avengers: Endgame ended with Steve Rogers naming Sam as the new Captain America, which we are all incredibly excited for.
“We were in Europe, and everything got crazy in Europe first,” Mackie said. “So they shut us down two weeks before the U.S. shutdown. It was really amazing just because I feel like we’re the first Marvel show or movie that had budget constraints. And that was always my [experience], ‘It’s Marvel, we could shoot forever.’ And they’re like, ‘Nah.’ So it was a very different experience from the rest of the movies. But at the same time, it was a lot of fun.”
“Those movies are like summer camp. And this show, it was no different. It was the same group of people, coming together to make it work. And so the stunt stuff — everything is just on another level. Every show, every movie, they just push it — they push the envelope so much. So hopefully, knock on wood, we’ll be going back soon.”
“We’re shooting it exactly like a movie,” he said. “Everybody who had worked on TV before was like, ‘I’ve never worked on a TV show like this.’ The way in which we were shooting, it feels exactly like we were shooting the movie cut up into the show. So instead of a two-hour movie, a six or eight-hour movie.”
The Falcon and The Winter Soldier is supposed to cost about $150 million. That’s a huge amount of money for a TV show, but keep in mind, Avengers: Endgame cost around $350 million to make.
Are you excited for The Falcon and The Winter Soldier show?
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