Uh oh. Anthony Mackie sort of let the cat out of the bag on Marvel’s future plans after talking to Comicbook.com about a certain “captain” character!
Earlier in July, Marvel announced that Steve Rogers will be replaced by his old buddy Sam Wilson aka The Falcon after his superior strength was robbed away from his body. As Steve’s body is no longer up to the task of being Captain America, he passes the mighty shield to Sam to carry on his legacy.
With Chris Evans’ 6-movie contract with Marvel Studios, it is only a matter of time before Chris Evans passes his title role as Captain America to either Sebastian Stan or Anthony Mackie, who played Winter Soldier and The Falcon in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” respectively.
However, Mackie told Comicbook.com that he is in no rush to be Captain America and suggested that Sebastian Stan could be playing the next Captain America after Chris Evans. He said:
I don’t know. I mean I’m excited about it…I think if it goes that way in the movies that it would take a long time, because there’s so many evolutions before that. You know, I’m excited to see Sebastian play Cap. I think Sebastian’s a great actor. But I love seeing Chris Evans as Cap, so I feel like they can go any way they want. I’m enjoying my part beside Cap. I’m in no rush to be Cap.
With that being said, it came as no surprise to us as Sebastian Stan has already signed 9-movie contract with Marvel Studios.
The actor first appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Bucky Barnes, Steve Rogers’ war buddy that later died in a plane explosion. However, he was later revived by the scientists in Moscow and became a Soviet assassin, under the codename the Winter Soldier.
Due to his memory loss, Bucky battled with his old partner Steve Rogers in the second instalment of the Captain America franchise, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”.
It has been hinted that Bucky Barnes will eventually take over as Captain America for a short time after adopting the shield as his own. Coincidentally, the Winter Soldier is also the first character to replace Rogers as Captain America after Rogers was presumed dead in the comic book. Thus, this has further led to speculations that Sebastian Stan would eventually take up Chris Evans’ role in the upcoming Marvel films.
Regarding this matter, the studio has yet to make an official announcement about the character. So for now, take this information with a grain of salt until the studio announces crucial details about their long-term plans.
“Captain America 3” is set to be released on 6th May 2016 and it is the second film to be released in Phase Three of Marvel Cinematic Universe after Ant-Man. The film will go up against “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” which is due to be released on 6th May 2016 as well.