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Anthony Mackie Claims He Won't Be Captain America

Anthony Mackie as Falcon

The end of Avengers: Endgame saw an aged Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) handing his iconic shield off to Sam Wilson/Falcon (Anthony Mackie), setting the hero up to become the new Captain America as he does in the comics. However, this left many trying to figure out just why the upcoming Disney+ series was called The Falcon and The Winter Soldier if Sam's moniker was changing. Mackie has now explained his superhero title won't be changing just because he's got Captain America's shield.

Variety asked Mackie if the title to the show would be changing now that he's Captain America. He replied, "No, I am the Falcon. I will always be the Falcon. The moniker will stay the same."

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In addition to the titular characters, Falcon and Winter Soldier will see Sharon Carter (Emily VanCamp) and Helmut Zemo (Daniel Bruhl) return, with the latter presumably being one of the show's main villains. Wyatt Russell will also make his debut as John Walker/U.S. Agent).

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The Disney+ streaming service will launch this November. Directed by Kari Skogland, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier stars Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan and will be released on Disney+. The series will hit the streaming service in Fall 2020.

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