Actor Anthony Mackie has voiced his gratitude towards the Marvel Cinematic Universe and his success in the role of Sam Wilson/ Falcon in the past, and now the 37-year-old is rallying for diversity among superhero films. During his appearance at Salt Lake Comic Con, Mackie discussed the need for more ethnic actors on the big screen.
“I feel like kids don’t get race,” The Salt Lake Tribune quoted Mackie. “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.” Mackie also shared his thoughts on who should assume the role as Captain America if Steve Rogers ever bows out of the role, which occurred in the comic book. “I don’t think we need a new Cap. I don’t think Cap needs to change,” Mackie said. “I think [Bucky’s actor 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’s Falcon will reunite with Chris Evans’ Captain America when ‘Captain America: Civil War’ arrives in theaters on May 6, 2016. Following the events of ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ an incident leads the Avengers to develop a plan on how to better ensure the coexistence of superheroes and humans. The Avengers become polarized as Captain America and Iron Man engage in an open fight over differing views.