Anthony Mackie may be taking up the mantle of Captain America now, but that doesn’t mean he knows all of the secrets behind the world of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Speaking in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Mackie said that he found out the news that Marvel Studios is developing a fourth Captain America film in the most random place possible.
“I literally found out yesterday in a grocery store,” Mackie said. “The checkout guy named Dwayne, a cool cat, he’s like, ‘Yo, man. Is this real?!” [holds up a cellphone] “I’m like, ‘I haven’t heard anything.’ That’s what I love about working for Marvel. They call you, they’re like, ‘Come to L.A. We wanna tell you what’s going on.’ So, I’m excited to see what happens, but I haven’t heard anything.”
While nothing is officially set in stone just yet, everything seems to be pointing to Mackie being the star in any new Cap film. The end of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier saw Mackie’s Sam Wilson take up the shield and finally call himself Captain America, complete with a new design for his flight suit. Mackie also said that he hasn’t heard anything about a second season of the show, but did note that working with Sebastian Stan and the team behind the show would be “fun as hell” to do again. He also joked that being the new face of the character hasn’t sunk in just yet.
“I don’t know what I expected, but it’s definitely not what I thought it would be,” he says of the finale reveal last Friday. “I guess I foresaw something that was much more celebratory than just being ‘Anthony with a new Twitter account.'”
While Mackie may not have the latest information as to the inner workings of Marvel, he’s clearly ready to step into the role.