In Flickering Myth’s interview with Anthony Mackie about Captain America: Civil War, The Falcon actor addressed the big, black elephant with a bat symbol on its trunk in the room: the DC Extended Universe.
“They’re able to take these fictional characters and make them human,” Mackie started praising the Marvel Cinematic Universe with. “And I haven’t seen another franchise that’s been able to do that for over a period of 10 years and 12 movies.”
With the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in March this year, though, the MCU now has another expanded cinematic universe with which to compete.
“We can’t talk about that,” Winter Soldier actor Sebastian Stan warned. “But we can talk about Aquaman.”
“Most anticipated movie of the next 20 years!” beamed Mackie. “Cannot WAIT for Aquaman! Is this dude just hanging out with fish? It’s a really interesting comic book. He talks to fish. And being a superhero that in the comic book talks to birds, I’m interested to know how they’re going to make him. Like, they’re tearing up New York, and he’s just riding a dolphin?!”
“That’s his power,” he joked. “If you get in a fight with him, he just takes a fish and hits you. And he’s Jason [Momoa]. He’s handsome.”
Considering the two characters’ similar special abilities, might we ever see the worlds of sky and sea collide?
“That would be good,” imagined Mackie. “Falcon and Aquaman? He’s on his dolphin. I’m on my bird. I’m holding onto the back of his dolphin. ‘SLOW DOWN!'”
“This is why it’d be so great to see DC and Marvel movies together. It’d be so funny. Like DC/Marvel speed dating. That would be a great series. ‘So you ride fish?’ Cut. See, that would be hilarious!”
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Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.
Captain America: Civil War is out in UK cinemas now and from May 6th 2016 in the States, with Anthony and Joe Russo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) directing a cast that includes Marvel Cinematic Universe veterans Chris Evans (Steve Rogers/Captain America), Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man), Anthony Mackie (Sam Wilson/Falcon), Jeremy Renner (Clint Barton/Hawkeye), Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow), Sebastian Stan (Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier), Elizabeth Olsen (Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch), Paul Bettany (The Vision), Don Cheadle (James Rhondes/War Machine), Paul Rudd (Scott Lang/Ant-Man), Emily VanCamp (Sharon Carter), Frank Grillo (Brock Rumlow/Crossbones) and William Hurt (General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross) alongside new additions Chadwick Boseman (Get on Up) as T’Challa/Black Panther, Daniel Bruhl (Rush) as Baron Zemo, Tom Holland (The Impossible) as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Martin Freeman (Sherlock) as Everett Ross.