Anthony Mackie And Chris Evans Talk Suiting Up For Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Captain America: The Winter Soldier filming is well underway. Marvel teased that fact recently when they released a teaser pic of Chris Evans standing around in his new Captain America suit. Speaking of suits, Chris Evans and newcomer Anthony Mackie (Falcon) talked a little about their super heroic duds in the upcoming sequel.
Speaking with Black Film (via CBM), Mackie talked about his Falcon suit. We got a quick glimpse of it during the Phase Two featurette on the new Marvel Phase One collection. Mackie calls it a tactical suit:
They just released pictures of the costume last week. It’s more of a military style tactical costume. He’s more along the lines of Captain America as far as being a superhero as opposed to a true superhero.
In the same interview Mackie also revealed that he has a pretty substantial role in the film. Many thought that since Scarlett Johansson, Sam Jackson, Robert Redford, and Cobie Smulders among others would be involved, Mackie may not get as much screen time. He tells us not to worry about that:
I’m happy to say that I’m in a good deal of the movie and I play an integral part with Captain America taking down the winter soldier. It’s great. They started the shoot 2 1/2 weeks ago and once I finished doing press for ‘Pain & Gain,’ I go in and join them. I’ve been doing combat training and fitness training just to get prepared. It’s going to be something and I’m excited for it.
As a parting shot with Mackie, the actor talked to Collider about getting bulked up for Pain & Gain and having to then slim down to get in Falcon shape:
Well, it’s more so a cardio thing now. I mean, you know, if you’re a super hero… I didn’t want to get too bulky. You know there’s a lot of limitations to how big I was for Pain and Gain, whereas with this I just want to be fit, you know. I just want to be in shape to where I can go in and do all the stunts and all the things I feel like I would need to do to bring this character to life. So, it all depends. I met with the studio very early on and I told them I was going to throw on some weight and get bigger and they said, “No, no, no, no don’t do that. Stay a smaller weight and we’ll figure out something character-wise.” So, you know, that’s kind of what it turned into.
Chris Evans also commented briefly on The Winter Soldier at the MTV Movie Awards. He was with the Avengers crew, who had just snagged awards for Best Fight and Best Villain for Tom Hiddleston‘s Loki. Evans commented on his new suit and how he feels going back on set, saying “I love it. I love it. I couldn’t be happier. It’s so nice coming to work and feeling genuinely excited. Films a tricky thing, it’s easy to be a little nervous about the final product. It’s such a good feeling going to work with people you know. It’s like a high school reunion or something.” Whedon gives a tiny, tiny update on Avengers 2 saying it’s a better film than the first. Evans and Jackson also play dumb when asked about Robert Redford joining the cast.
“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” returns Chris Evans (“Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Marvel’s The Avengers”) as the iconic super hero character Steve Rogers/Captain America, along with Scarlett Johansson (“Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Iron Man 2”) as Black Widow and Samuel L. Jackson (“Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Iron Man 2”) as Nick Fury. In addition, film icon Robert Redford has joined the all-star cast as Agent Alexander Pierce, a senior leader within the S.H.I.E.L.D. organization. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is set for release in the U.S. on April 4, 2014.
Based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series, first published in 1941, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” features an outstanding supporting cast that includes Sebastian Stan (“Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Black Swan”) as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier, Anthony Mackie (“The Hurt Locker,” “Million Dollar Baby”) as Sam Wilson/Falcon, Cobie Smulders (“Marvel’s The Avengers,” “How I Met Your Mother”) as Agent Maria Hill, Frank Grillo (“Zero Dark Thirty”) as Brock Rumlow and Georges St-Pierre (“Death Warrior”) as Georges Batroc. Rounding out the talented cast are Hayley Atwell (“Captain America: The First Avenger”) as Peggy Carter, Toby Jones (“Captain America: The First Avenger,” “The Hunger Games”) as Arnim Zola, Emily VanCamp (“The Ring 2,” “Revenge”) as Agent 13 and Maximiliano Hernández (“Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Thor”) as Agent Jasper Sitwell.