If nothing else, Captain America: Civil War will prove one thing. That there are a lot of characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And perhaps not all of them should get their own solo movie. Star Anthony Mackie, who plays new Avengers member Falcon, certainly thinks this is true. Perhaps not for any of the other characters. But he doesn't think his high-flying superhero deserves a standalone adventure.
Anthony Mackie has good reason for not wanting to step out on his own. He likes being surrounded by his other superhero friends, Captain America (Chris Evans) and The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan). Plus, after having been introduced in Captain America: The Winter Soldier back in 2014, he doesn't feel he's lacking for screen time, with a cameo in Ant-Man and a much more prominent role in this year's Civil War. About refusing to champion a solo movie for Falcon, the actor had this to say to IGN.
"I like going to work with good people. ... To be able to go to work and meet these people and see the way they work and kind of delve into their process as well is really a learning experience for me. So I feel like when you go to work and it's just you and it's me - 'Look at me, haha' - it takes away from that. ... I don't know. That means my dudes are not going to be there. So Chris [Evans] is not going to be there. Sebastian [Stan] is not going to be there."
You may want to stop reading, as we're about to discuss a spoiler now. It has long been rumored that Steve Rogers dies at the end of Captain America: Civil War. Killed at the hands of Frank Grillo's Crossbones. In the comic books, both The Winter Solider and Falcon pick up the mantle of Captain America. And it's believed that one of these two characters will do the same in the MCU.
This potentially means that, if Anthony Mackie picks up the shield to become the new Captain America, he may get his own solo film anyway. Of course, if that were to happen, the movie would probably be littered with other accompanying superheroes both old and new. Though, it should be noted that there is also a rumor that, while Falcon or The Winter Solder might step in for Steve in Avengers: Infinity War Part I, Chris Evans's Cap will be resurrected and brought back to the epic fight in Avengers: Infinity War - Part II.
While Marvel has already announced it's full Phase 3 slate throughout the rest of this decade, no titles have been officially confirmed for Phase 4. And it's possible that a Flacon solo movie could happen some day. Or a rebooted Captain America. But we probably won't know which direction they are headed until the smoke clears from Avengers: Infinity War - Part II's epic climax. We do know that this two-part adventure will forever change the MCU landscape. And its repercussions have yet to be fully realized. What do you think? Do you want to see Falcon get his own movie?