Anthony Mackie explains key difference between his Captain America and Steve Rogers
Anthony Mackie believes that his version of Captain America will prove to be a more "humane" one than that of Chris Evans.
Evans has played the role of Steve Rogers / Captain America since the first movie in the franchise, and went on to make numerous appearances in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the character.
At the conclusion of Avengers: Endgame, Rogers made the decision to travel back in time and stay in the past in order to stay with his former love, Agent Carter.
It was a perfect end to the character's arc in the MCU, but it opened questions about Cap's future. Mackie was subsequently given the famous shield following the events of Falcon and the Winter Soldier, while he is set to star in Captain America: New World Order.
Rogers was a hugely popular Cap, so Sam Wilson has his work cut out, but Mackie has explained the differences between the pair.
"With my Cap, he's not a superhero," he told Yahoo.
"He doesn't have a super serum, so his superpower is his humanity. I think with him, he has to come to the stage with a very different understanding of what it is to be a good guy, or be a bad guy, and what are the decisions that make you toe that line in the way that you do?
"I just see him as more of a humane Cap, as opposed to a Cap of judgement, where 'this is right, and this is wrong.' There are decisions that make you choose right or wrong,"
Chris Evans done with Captain America
Evans isn't too keen on reprising his role as Captain America anytime soon as he believes it would be too "upsetting" if it didn't work out perfectly.
The actor is now one of the most bankable stars in Hollywood due to his several outings as Rogers, starting with Captain America: The First Avenger which was released in 2011.
"No, I don't think so. I mean it was a really unbelievable ride and the character's just so dear to me and I'm just so precious with it," he said on the Disney D23 podcast when asked about returning as Rogers.
"To return to the role, I mean the truth is, the role isn't even mine anymore. The role is Anthony Mackie's. So, you know, even if there was a different incarnation, not as Captain America, but you know for Steve Rogers, even that would feel… I'd be very cautious, just because I love that chapter of my life professionally, personally.
"I love what those movies accomplished and to revisit it and potentially have some weird extension to that legacy would be upsetting if it didn't land. So it would require a near-perfect recipe and it may just not be in the cards."
Captain America: The First Avenger
Action / Adventure
2011 • 124 minutes
Captain America: Civil War
Action / Scifi
2016 • 147 minutes
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Action / Adventure
2014 • 128 minutes