The Russo brothers’ Captain America: Civil War is coming out next year, and Anthony Mackie is happy for Marvel Cinematic Universe newcomer Chadwick Boseman to play Black Panther. They had been long-time friends and Mackie seems to indeed puts stock in having faith in Chadwick’s performance, according to Comic Book Resources.
“I was very happy when I heard he got cast as Black Panther, because I knew he’d do the work to bring that character to life. It’s not so much about two black actors being in a movie at the same time. It’s more so about the right black actor getting that role to do the work to make it timeless, and Chadwick is that guy.”
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— Chadwick Boseman (@BoscmanChadwick) December 5, 2015
Captain America looks to be siding more so with old pal Bucky Barnes as opposed to Tony Stark in the new trailer, and from the looks of it, they are in fisticuffs with the billionaire philanthropist at the trailer’s end. Tensions seem rather high and relationships are challenged. According to a report made by Inquisitr, there was document passed along the desk in the trailer and on it was printed “Sokovia Accords: Framework for the Registration and Deployment of Enhanced Individuals.” One would think the words “Enhanced Individuals” is pretty much one and the same as “Superhuman.” Of course it starts with “Framework,” so could it be the predicated write-up for the final draft? We’ll see.
The Marvel Civil War is something most comic book fans have already become familiar with and is where Tony Stark takes on Steve Rogers in attempting to get him and those on his side to cooperate and sign up for the Superhuman Registration Act.
There seems to already have been something quite telling of this at Hawkeye’s cabin in the woods in the second Captain America movie as the two were discussing their beliefs and Stark being rather suspicious of Captain America’s lack of a “dark side.” This was enough to send Steve Rogers into tearing a log to shreds.
In Captain America: Winter Soldier, Mackie played Sam Wilson, where Steve Rogers becomes acquainted with him, becomes a Hydra fugitive, and seeks help from Falcon. Now, Mackie spoke highly of Marvel movies mainly due to the fact that they have “kind of infused action movies with acting,” according to Comic Book Resources.
— Comic Book Resources (@CBR) December 10, 2015
As far as his high praise for Chadwick Boseman, Mackie has a familiarity with his work and seems to have confidence in him as an actor, and that it’s not all about having two of the same race in the project.
“I’ve known Chad for a long time. I was very happy when I heard he got cast as Black Panther, because I knew he’d do the work to bring that character to life. It’s not so much about two black actors being in a movie at the same time. It’s more so about the right black actor getting that role to do the work to make it timeless, and Chadwick is that guy.”
Boseman in Captain America: Civil War should indeed be exciting for fans to see and we’ve already seen the costume. From the trailer, the action scenes with him look quite impressive. He’s appeared in his “breakout” role, according to Screen Rant, in 42, a story about Jackie Robinson. He also starred as James Brown in Get On Up.
Mackie was even asked, according to Comic Book Resources, about possible shared screen time with Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man character. Mackie laughed.
“I’m waiting on my rematch!”
This is going on phase three of the Marvel Studios’ Marvel Cinematic Universe, and this sequel is directed by Joe and Anthony Russo. Captain America: Civil War is scheduled to be released come May 6, 2016. When that day comes, whose side will you be on?
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