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Anthony Mackie Was the MCU’s First Choice to Play Falcon and Didn’t Audition

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Many of the Marvel superheroes within the MCU have a number of actors audition and even screentest for his or her respective roles earlier than a last resolution was made, however the position of Sam Wilson was supplied to The Falcon and the Winter Soldier star Anthony Mackie from the get-go with no audition needed. Whereas it is a very uncommon prevalence in terms of casting main roles at Marvel Studios, an exception was made for Mackie as everybody was in full settlement from the beginning that he was the right Falcon.

Talking about The Falon and the Winter Soldier in a brand new interview with Selection, Marvel chief inventive officer Kevin Feige defined how Anthony Mackie obtained concerned with the MCU, which comes right down to figuring out from the beginning that he was their man and easily providing the position to him with out an audition. From the interview:

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“The first experience was him being the unanimous first choice to play the character. We just offered him the role, in my memory, he did not audition. That’s only happened a handful of times at Marvel. Mr. Mackie was one of those times. I thought he would be great as this character. As we often do, when we’re casting, you cast for the immediate role at hand – which was Sam Wilson in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” but if it all goes well, that can grow and evolve into numerous things. You want an actor who can do it all, which of course, Anthony can.”

Mackie has been showing within the MCU as Sam Wilson for years, debuting because the character in 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier. He has additionally appeared in a number of different MCU films, and we regulation noticed him given the Captain America protect in 2019’s Avengers: Endgame. He’ll lastly be given a a lot larger probability to shine alongside co-star Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes a.okay.a. The Winter Soldier when The Falcon and the Winter Soldier premieres on Disney+ this month.

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Set after the occasions of Avengers: Endgame, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier picks up with Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes teaming up for a worldwide journey that places their talents to the est as they battle the anti-patriotism group known as the Flag-Smashers. Together with Mackie and Stan, the collection may also star Daniel Brühl as Baron Helmut Zemo and Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter a.okay.a. Agent 13. Different returning MCU characters embrace Don Cheadle as Conflict Machine and Georges St-Pierre as Georges Batroc.

Earlier than the brand new present premieres, Marvel followers will first be handled to the debut episode of Assembled, the documentary collection chronicling the making of fashionable Marvel initiatives. The premiere episode that includes the making of WandaVision will premiere on March 12. One week later will see the discharge of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and after its six-episode run wraps on Disney+, the collection shall be given its personal episode of Assembled as effectively.

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is about to premiere on Friday, March 19, solely on Disney+. This information involves us from Selection.


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