While Marvel Studios is transitioning several projects from feature films to Disney+ series, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier star Anthony Mackie says the show will feel like “a six or eight-hour movie.”
In a recent actor-on-actor discussion with Daveed Diggs for Variety, Mackie discussed the enjoyable filming process of the series and how the series will feel like an extended feature film.
“Those movies are like summer camp. And this show, it was no different. It was the same group of people, coming together to make it work. And so the stunt stuff — everything is just on another level. Every show, every movie, they just push it — they push the envelope so much. So hopefully, knock on wood, we’ll be going back soon.”
“We’re shooting it exactly like a movie. Everybody who had worked on TV before was like, ‘I’ve never worked on a TV show like this.’ The way in which we were shooting, it feels exactly like we were shooting the movie cut up into the show. So instead of a two-hour movie, a six or eight-hour movie.”
Mackie continued to explain what it was like filming The Falcon and the Winter Soldier before being forced to shut down production due to the global health crisis since March.
“We were in Europe, and everything got crazy in Europe first. So they shut us down two weeks before the U.S. shutdown. It was really amazing just because I feel like we’re the first Marvel show or movie that had budget constraints. And that was always my [experience], ‘It’s Marvel, we could shoot forever.’ And they’re like, ‘Nah.’ So it was a very different experience from the rest of the movies. But at the same time, it was a lot of fun.”
Filming on The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will soon be ready to continue as the government of the Czech Republic has given the green light for film and television projects to resume production in the country.
Marvel’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier features a cast that includes MCU veterans Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Sebastian Stan (Winter Soldier), Emily VanCamp (Sharon Carter), Daniel Bruhl (Zemo) and new additions Wyatt Russell (Overlord), Carl Lumbly (Doctor Sleep), Adepero Oduye (The Big Short), Desmond Chiam (Now Apocalypse), Miki Ishikawa (The Terror: Infamy) and Noah Mills (The Brave).