Anthony Mackie Discusses THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLIDER and Says It's like a 6-8-Hour Movie

Anthony Mackie recently had a conversation with Daveed Diggs in Variety’s “Actors on Actors” interview series. During their talk, Marvel’s The Flacon and The Winter Soldier came up as a topic and Mackie opened up about his experience working on the project. He also said that the series will feel like a 6 or 8-hour movie.

“We were in Europe, and everything got crazy in Europe first. So they shut us down two weeks before the U.S. shutdown. It was really amazing just because I feel like we’re the first Marvel show or movie that had budget constraints. And that was always my [experience], ‘It’s Marvel, we could shoot forever.’ And they’re like, ‘Nah.’ So it was a very different experience from the rest of the movies. But at the same time, it was a lot of fun.

“Those movies are like summer camp. And this show, it was no different. It was the same group of people, coming together to make it work. And so the stunt stuff — everything is just on another level. Every show, every movie, they just push it — they push the envelope so much. So hopefully, knock on wood, we’ll be going back soon.”

When pressed for more details, Mackie said:

“We’re shooting it exactly like a movie. Everybody who had worked on TV before was like, ‘I’ve never worked on a TV show like this.’ The way in which we were shooting, it feels exactly like we were shooting the movie cut up into the show. So instead of a two-hour movie, a six or eight-hour movie.”

Well, that’s exciting! I’ve been very excited about this series. These are such great characters and I’m sure they are going to embark on a great and crazy adventure.

Mackie is back as Sam Wilson/Falcon, and is joined by Sebastian Stan who also returns as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier. The mismatched pair are military vets and former partners of Captain America “who team up for a global adventure that will test their survival skills — as well as their patience.” Emily VanCamp also reprises the role of Sharon Carter and Daniel Brühl is back as Baron Zemo.

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is directed by Kari Skogland, and Malcolm Spellman is the head writer. The series will be coming to Disney+ at some point.

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