Mere days after likening Joe and Anthony Russo’s upcoming sequel to a suspense thriller, Anthony Mackie has gone one step further to claim that Captain America: Civil War is shaping up to be the best Marvel movie to date.
Doing the press rounds for John Hillcoat’s action-thriller Triple 9, Mackie spoke with IGN about the monumental threequel, and why he feels it “far surpasses” the likes of Winter Solider and Iron Man – two films that are often cited among the best offerings in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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When quizzed about how Civil War differs from The First Avenger and Winter Solider, the actor revealed that:
“It’ll be very different because… I feel the best Marvel movies thus far have been Winter Soldier and Iron Man” he explained. “And I think this movie far surpasses those two movies. I think the Russo brothers and Marvel have done a very good job with upping the ante every movie. And this one definitely does not fail to live up to that.”
Rubbing shoulders with Steve Rogers in Team Cap, in a separate interview Mackie also touched base on the character development underpinning Captain America: Civil War. Rather than thrusting moviegoers into the thick of the action from the get-go, Joe and Anthony Russo’s feature will build toward its climx organically: “If it’s a civil war, you have to establish why there’s a war. You can’t just start fighting and expect people to appreciate it.” We couldn’t agree more.
Anthony Mackie will take flight as Falcon once again when Captain America: Civil War opens in theaters come May 6.