One facet that almost slipped through the cracks during the furore that is Avengers: Age of Ultron‘s marketing campaign was Anthony Mackie’s involvement — or lack thereof — in Joss Whedon’s much-anticipated sequel. Thankfully, there is a space at the admittedly crowded table for one Sam Wilson, and during a recent panel at the Emerald City Comic-Con, Mackie spoke about his part for the very first time, while also hinting at the relationship between Falcon and Steve Rogers for Captain America: Civil War.
Here’s what the actor had to say on the role, that friendship, and how Age of Ultron is akin to Disneyland for adults.
“With Falcon and Cap, what’s so great is there’s a mutual respect,” he started. “There’s a soldier respect. What’s great about Age of Ultron and [Civil War] is you get to see their relationship grow. Remember the first time you saw a 3D movie, and got a headache, and were like, ‘What happened to my brain?'” he asked. “Avengers: Age of Ultron is like that, with The Rock punching you in the face. It’s like Disneyland for adults. It’s like going to Vegas with an unlimited credit card. It’s by far the most stupendous film experience you’ll have. It’s just ridiculous.”
As many had already assumed, Mackie’s involvement in the film will be minor; still, as an opportunity to seed the events of Civil War, it’ll be exciting to see how his relationship to Cap is tested in the grand scheme of things. In fact, the Winter Solider star also spoke candidly about how he discovered he was in Age of Ultron in the first place, stating that “that’s how Marvel rolls. When you see somebody and they say, ‘We can’t tell you,’ that’s because they don’t know.”
Anthony Mackie will join an ensemble cast for Avengers: Age of Ultron that boasts the likes of Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johnasson, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth and many more. The superhero sequel will take the fight to the titular AI on May 1.