Monday, May 3, 2021

Anthony Mackie interviewed about playing Captain America by Colbert, Noah, and Entertainment Tonight

I closed Disneyland reopens as more than 100 million Americans are fully vaccinated, a pandemic update with a footnote about today's post.
My other choice for today's topic was Anthony Mackie as the new Captain America. My wife liked that idea better than this one, so stay tuned to see if I write about tomorrow.
As I promised my wife, I'm blogging about it today. Watch "Humbling And Exciting" - Anthony Mackie On Becoming Captain America from "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert."

Anthony Mackie, star of "Falcon and The Winter Soldier," talks about the significance of becoming the first Black Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Get used to seeing the clip of Mackie making his first appearance as the new Captain America and to hearing Mackie talk about his sons and praising the show's writers and director.

While Trevor Noah also mentioned Mackie being the last guest on his show before the pandemic lockdown and Mackie's workout regimen to achieve and maintain his physique, Trevor went into far more depth about the shows' social commentary in Anthony Mackie - Becoming the First Black Captain America.

Anthony Mackie talks about his experience becoming Captain America, explains how “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” tackled the turbulent relationship between Black men and America, and shares his love for New Orleans.
This segment shows the importance of the interviewer, as Trevor was willing to ask questions about the social issues in the show and eliciting answers about how the writers and actors handled them. In particular, Mackie saying "As a Black man, you're in an abusive relationship with America" was a hard truth. The good news is that Mackie is getting more positive feedback from fans about becoming Captain America than he expected and that bodes well for the country. I hope he's right.

Follow over the jump for two interviews of the creators of "Falcon and the Winter Soldier" from Entertainment Tonight.

The Entertainment Tonight interview I'm sharing first is Anthony Mackie Says His Youngest Sons Didn’t Recognize Him as Captain America (Exclusive).

Anthony Mackie chats with ET’s Nischelle Turner about officially picking up Captain America’s shield in ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,’ streaming on Disney+. Mackie says his two youngest sons didn’t recognize him in the Marvel series! Donning the stars and stripes uniform immediately drew comparisons to Chris Evans, and Mackie believes Sam Wilson has the chance to shine on his own through the character’s ‘regular guy’ backstory. Mackie also reacts to Julia Louis-Dreyfus joining the MCU, and jokes about how excited the cast and crew was to see her on set.
This interview was a lot more wide-ranging than the ones Colbert and Noah conducted and showed a lot more clips, including part of Mackie's speech in the season finale where he said “The only power I have is I believe we can do better.” Yes, we can.

I close with the second Entertainment Tonight interview, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Creators Break Down Finale.

ET’s Ash Crossan spoke with Malcolm Spellman and Kari Skogland, the creators behind ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,’ after its finale episode, now streaming on Disney+. The two talk about the intriguing ‘Captain America and the Winter Soldier’ title card at the end of the season, where John Walker is heading next and the reveal of Sharon Carter as the Power Broker.
Mackie praised both Malcolm Spellman and Kari Skogland and this interview demonstrates why.

I'm done with The Avengers for now. Stay tuned for a celebration of another Disney property tomorrow, Star Wars. May The Fourth Be With You!

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