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Matt McGloin

Anthony Mackie Doesn't Want Captain America Replaced



Earlier saw Chris Evans weigh in on why Captain America comes to a disagreement with Iron Man, and now Anthony Mackie offers his thoughts on a potential new Captain America following Civil War.

As fans of the Marvel Comics storyline know, Steve Rogers was replaced by Bucky following Civil War. With Sebastian Stan playing Bucky in Civil War, it's possible Chris Evans could share the same fate as his comic book counterpart. Marvel Comics also recently replaced Steve Rogers yet again, but this time with Falcon as the new Captain America. While attending the Salt Lake City Comic-Con, Anthony Mackie states he doesn't want the Marvel Cinematic Universe version of Cap replaced (via Salt Lake Tribune).

"I don't think we need a new Cap. 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."

Likewise, Sebastian Stan offers this thoughts, which seems to be more of a tease about possibly playing Captain America.

"I'll say this: They sure like to dangle a cheese in front of my nose a lot," Stan said. In both movies, he's picked up Cap's shield in the middle of a battle, as a quick homage to Bucky's tenure as Captain America in the comic books. "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 [the fans]."


"Captain America: Civil War" has  a May 6, 2016 release date directed by Anthony and Joe Russo starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Frank Grillo, Paul Bettany, Don Cheadle, Emily VanCamp, William Hurt, Martin Freeman and Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther.


Captain America: Civil War picks up where Avengers: Age of Ultron left off, as Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain.