Over the weekend, the stars of "Captain America: Civil War" appeared at Salt Lake Comic Con and weighed in on the future of the franchise. The Salt Lake Tribune chatted with both Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan, hearing from both the Falcon and Winter Soldier their thoughts on who should take over for Chris Evans should he hang up his shield.
"I don't think we need a new Cap," said Mackie. "I don't think Cap needs to change. "I think [Sebastian Stan] would be a great Cap, but then we're left without Bucky. I think I'd be a great Cap, but then we're left without a Falcon."
Mackie spoke to the importance of Falcon as his own character, noting that he's expanded racial diversity in the Marvel movies and he's happy to see Falcon wings on the backs of kids of all races. "I feel like kids don't get race," Mackie said, noting that as a kid he thought he couldn't be Superman because of the hero's different race. "We preach so much to kids that you can be anything you want to be, and then we follow it with 'except,' and we have to leave that 'except' off."
Sebastian Stan had a different take on the "next Captain America" question when it was posed to him at the con. "Myself," replied Stan when asked who should replace Evans. "I'll say this: They sure like to dangle a cheese in front of my nose a lot. They're like 'Oh yeah, that's where you pick up the shield,' and I'm like, 'Yeah, I've heard that one before. There it is again.' But I don't know. If I could say one thing, if anyone can have anything to do with it, to make it happen, is you."
"Captain America: Civil War" opens on May 6, 2016.