First appearing in Captain America: The Winter Soldier this past spring, Anthony Mackie will return as the Falcon in Captain America: Civil War, perhaps one of the most anticipated Marvel movies announced throughout the rest of this decade. Not only does the third chapter in the Captain America franchise promise more Marvel characters than ever seen in a single movie, it will also span the globe as shooting begins this April. Talking with B96 in Chicago, Anthony Mackie offered up a few interesting production details.
We've known for quite sometime that Captain America: Civil War would set up its home base in Atlanta, here in Cap's homeland, the good old U.S. of A. But it will also be heading to a few other locations outside of the country this spring. Anthony Mackie sounds pretty excited about the upcoming shoot, explaining:
"We start shooting in April. So, it's gonna be a lot of flying and fighting for about five months...And I'm not mad at all. [We'll be in] Puerto Rico, Berlin, and Atlanta."
The Captain America: Civil War storyline has Iron Man and Captain America feuding over the Superhero Registration Act, which forces anyone with super-human abilities to register themselves with the U.S. government, and agree to serve as part of a new police force. Stark supports the program, while Rogers does not, believing that it threatens the civil liberties of U.S. citizens. Rogers and others opposing the act are forced to go on the run. This story will also enable Stark to be a villain, of sorts, with his views going against the rest of his Avengers teammates.
Along with Anthony Mackie as Falcon, Captain America: Civil War will introduce Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther, Daniel Brühl as the main villain who is rumored to return for Doctor Strange later in 2016, and it will bring Frank Grillo back as Crossbones, Robert Downey Jr. back as Iron Man and Sebastian Stan back as the Winter Solider. This may just be one of the most interesting casts lined-up yet for a Marvel movie.