If you are one of the tens of millions of people to see Captain America: Civil War during it’s first two weeks of being in theaters across the globe, you have witnessed the beginning of Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Even though this Phase has just begun, everyone is already looking ahead to the end when Thanos comes to Earth and wrecks the Avengers. With the film is set to start shooting at the end of the year, the cast has already started to come to fruition with many of the original Avengers and a few Guardians already been confirmed to appear. One of those characters not yet confirmed for either part of Avengers: Infinity War is Anthony Mackie‘s Sam Wilson aka Falcon.
Mackie will absolutely be in at least one, but possibly both, parts of the next Avengers film and he teased what is in store when he was recently on the Nerdist Podcast. Although he obviously does not give away any of the plot or what we can expect, but he did say that is will change the superhero genre.
With the Infinity War, I think what Marvel has planned is going to change the scope of what superhero movies can be.
I’m really excited for people to see it! Civil War is kind of the kick-off to the next Phase of Marvel, the next reality that we’re in. What’s really cool is that people are buying into it!
It’s great to see the addition of new characters and people accepting them as well as they accepted the older characters.
This was not the only topic discussed with Mackie either. The conversation also turned to origin stories in superhero movies. With so many of these films coming out now with plenty of new characters to audiences, origin stories are still necessary. The important thing has been changing up how they tell these stories, but for Mackie only Iron Man and Ant-Man told origin stories that worked.
When we did Winter Soldier, I knew it was something special. I had seen all of the movies… I’ll be the first person to say Iron Man 1 was much better than Iron Man 3.
I’ll be the first person to say that… Iron Man 3 was bad! Iron Man 1 was a really good movie and it kind of jumped up on a pedestal.
I feel like Ant-Man is the only one that’s been able to establish an origin story on its own and it works.
All the other ones, there’s so much exposition that it’s boring! If I see how Batman’s daddy died one more time, I’m going to shoot myself in the face!
Marvel has another origin story lined up for Doctor Strange later this year and if we do not see Carol Danvers in Avengers: Infinity War Part 1, we will get another one in Captain Marvel. Each of these origins should be fairly different and unique, and luckily for Mackie he shouldn’t have to see Mr. Wayne die again for a while. Let us know how you think Infinity War will change the genre and what you think of origin stories in the comments below!
Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 is scheduled to hit theaters May 4, 2018. Avengers: Infinity War Part 2 is scheduled to hit theaters May 3, 2019.