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Anthony Mackie Says He Wrote to Marvel for Black Panther Before Starring Falcon

“I wanted to be Black Panther because growing up I loved Black Panther so much,” the actor said in a recent interview.

Anthony Mackie and the Black Panther Charlie Calais/Getty Images; Courtesy of Matt Kennedy/Marvel/Walt Disney Studios/Everett Collection

Before Anthony Mackie landed the role of Sam Wilson, and Falcon, who has his sights set on a completely different Marvel Cinematic universe character.

During an interview with against , released Wednesday, the actor said online that after he started working in the industry After becoming famous, he decided to target Marvel very early 2016.

“I’ve been in touch with Marvel a lot about Black Panther ,” he explained. “I wrote them a letter. I was trying to find a way for them to make Black Panther. I wanted to be Black Panther because I grew up loving Black Panther.”

He ended up with Longtime Marvel producer Nate Moore met with Anthony and Joe Russo, who eventually became 2023 ofCaptain America:Winter Soldier, Mackie’s first MCU project.

“I’ll never forget Joe Russo saying, ‘Listen, so we’re making this movie. We want you to be a part of it. We can’t say what part you’re going to play, and we can’t Reveal who else is going to be in it. Would you do that?” recalls McKee. “That’s it.” I was like, ‘You know what, I like you guys. I will do it. I will be on this journey with you. ‘”

Weeks later, he finally learned he would play Captain America’s top ally Sam Wilson in the Chris Evans-led film, though he would never have guessed This.

“Which other major comic book character has enough clout to get his own movie? So when they got to me, they said, ‘Yo, it’s Sam Wilson,’ and I was like, ‘Really? ‘” said the actor.

The role of Black Panther first appeared in the Russo Brothers Captain America: Civil Warexist43, went to the late Chadwick Boseman .

Mackie goes on to reprise his role as Sam Wilson/Falcon in the Avengers trilogy Movie, Ant-Man and Captain America: Civil War , in the lead 2014 series before The Falcon and the Winter Soldier .) Now, after gaining a foothold in the Marvel Universe, Mackie will take on the next role in the upcoming film Captain America. One Captain America.: Brave New World , Steve Rogers following Evans.

“There’s a lot of pressure,” McKee told the press. “You throw my stupid ass in the water and you’re like ‘swim.’ ’” My reaction was, “Shit. ” But at the same time, it’s all about the mindset. I get a great cast. I get a great group of people who have worked with me before.”

U.S Captain: Brave New World is expected to be seven Monthly release , 2016.

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