For the majority of actors involved in the MCU, they sing the praise the work Marvel does. However, not many of them do it as often as Anthony Mackie it seems. He has been very vocal about how much he has enjoyed his role as Falcon and wanting to continue playing the character. Captain America: Civil War will be his fourth appearance out of five possible movies since he was introduced, and even that is not enough for him.
The movie that kept him from going five for five was Guardians of the Galaxy, and that is where Mackie would like to see the character go next. He has been out promoting his upcoming movie Triple 9, which gave Digital Spy the chance to talk to the actor. When they asked him if he would be popping up in any other Marvel productions, he mentioned heading to space being his top priority at this point.
I hope so. I keep telling them to use me until their hearts content. Right now I’m working on being in Guardians to see if that’s gonna happen. I call them and write them letters once a week asking to be a part of Guardians part 2 and then we’ll see. We’ll go from there. Who knows?
That’s what I want! I’m like come on! I can fly already. I’m pretty sure Tony Stark has a suit I can put on and go hang out with the raccoon.
Mackie joins the likes of Chris Hemsworth as actors who want to join the ranks of the Guardians, but Mackie will probably have to wait until Avengers: Infinity War to hangout with Rocket and the rest of the Guardians. If he does make an appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 somehow, he will likely find out over the course of the next few months with the movie just starting to film.
One movie that should be nearing the end of it’s filming schedule is Doctor Strange, which directly follows Mackie’s Civil War. He did not reveal an interest to appear in this movie alongside his Triple 9 co-star Chiwetel Ejiofor, but did give him a leg up on him. When Desde Hollywood asked the both of them what Marvel movie will be the best of 2016, Ejiofor quickly responded with the one he is, Doctor Strange, but Mackie’s response may surprise you.
I’ll give you that. Doctor Strange. I think Doctor Strange, just from the artwork I’ve seen, it’s going to be so different and so far out and so creatively stimulating that it’s going to blow everything out of the water.
If Captain America: Civil War is anywhere near as good as we all expect and hope it is, Doctor Strange will have a tough time beating it. The one thing Strange has doing for it right now is moving under the radar. They have done little to promote the movie, but I’m guessing that all changes with a trailer premiering in front of Civil War or Benedict Cumberbatch appearing in a post-credit scene.
Captain America: Civil War is scheduled to hit theaters May 6, 2016.