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Anthony Mackie Says Falcon and the Winter Soldier Feels Like a Marvel Movie

June 28, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Falcon and The Winter Soldier

Anthony Mackie says that if you’re a fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe films, the Disney+ series Falcon and the Winter Soldier will carry that same feel. Mackie spoke with Variety for a new interview and talked about how the series, which sees him and Sebastian Stan reprise their roles as the titular character, is rearing to return after being shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We were in Europe, and everything got crazy in Europe first,” Mackie said. “So they shut us down two weeks before the U.S. shutdown. It was really amazing just because I feel like we’re the first Marvel show or movie that had budget constraints. And that was always my [experience], ‘It’s Marvel, we could shoot forever.’ And they’re like, ‘Nah.’ So it was a very different experience from the rest of the movies. But at the same time, it was a lot of fun. Those movies are like summer camp. And this show, it was no different. It was the same group of people, coming together to make it work. And so the stunt stuff — everything is just on another level. Every show, every movie, they just push it — they push the envelope so much. So hopefully, knock on wood, we’ll be going back soon.”

Asked for details, Mackie said that the film will have the same look as the MCU films.“We’re shooting it exactly like a movie,” he said. “Everybody who had worked on TV before was like, ‘I’ve never worked on a TV show like this.’ The way in which we were shooting, it feels exactly like we were shooting the movie cut up into the show. So instead of a two-hour movie, a six or eight-hour movie.”

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier also stars Emily VanCamp and Daniel Bruhl reprising their roles as Sharon Carter and Helmut Zemo, along with Carl Lumbly. The show was originally set to premiere in August but that is no longer the case due to the pandemic.