With “Ant-Man,” “Doctor Strange,” “Black Panther” and “Captain Marvel,” Marvel Studios is currently in the process of launching their next generation of solo heroes. There’s one character, however, that will always remain part of the ensemble — if the actor gets his way. While speaking with IGN, Anthony Mackie firmly stated that he likes when the Falcon flies alongside other heroes.
“No, I don’t know man,” said Mackie. “I don’t know. I like going to work with good people.” He explained that he likes to “be able to go to work and meet these people and see the way they work and kind of delve into their process as well is really a learning experience for me. So I feel like when you go to work and it’s just you and it’s me — ‘Look at me, haha’ — it takes away from that.”
Even if a solo Falcon film was part of Marvel’s plans, Mackie wasn’t sure he’d be up for it. “I don’t know, I don’t know. That means my dudes are not going to be there. So Chris [Evans] is not going to be there. Sebastian [Stan] is not going to be there.” And, considering the strong bond he has with his “Captain America” co-stars, a cameo appearance from the actors might not be enough. “No, no. Then that week is going to be hell,” said Mackie. “Hanging out with Chris for a week and then he’s like ‘I don’t want to leave!’ And I’m like ‘Chris dude, you gotta leave.’ You know, it’s just going to be a problem.”
Mackie made his debut as the Falcon in 2014’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” Since then he’s popped up as a small part of the ensemble in “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and “Ant-Man,” and will take on a more prominent role in “Captain America: Civil War.” “Civil War” opens on May 6, 2016.