‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier': Anthony Mackie On Working With His ‘Mentor,’ Samuel L. Jackson

by Brett White

With Anthony Mackie making the promotional rounds for his new film “Runner Runner,” the “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” crowd is getting a lot of new updates about next spring’s most anticipated film (sorry, “Rio 2″!). In addition to talking to MTV News earlier this week about his audition and the decidedly non-Batman-and-Robin-ish relationship he has with Cap, Mackie talked to Rolling Stone about the upcoming film and what it was like working with one of the actors he most admires.

“Yes [I’ve seen footage from ’Captain America: The Winter Soldier’], and it looks amazing,” said Mackie. “It’s so much bigger than everyone thought it would be, and we’re kicking a lot of ass. It’s a lot of fun to be a part of, especially with Samuel L. Jackson, who’s been my mentor for so many years.”

Unlike his “Runner Runner” co-star and newly-appointed Batman Ben Affleck, Mackie hasn’t searched the internet for reactions to his casting as the Falcon.

“You know what? The comic book world is 100 times more fickle than movie audiences, so I’ve been trying to avoid reading any fan blogs or thoughts on how I might be a miscast or whatever.” If you happen to stumble across this blog, Mr. Mackie, know that we are completely on board for you being Falcon. We can’t wait make a GIF wall in celebration of your interpretation.

As is to be expected when the super-secretive Marvel is involved, Mackie also revealed that he’s not yet aware of any future Falcon film endeavors.

“It can be frustrating at times, because if you’re not ’in house’ with them, if you’re not one of the people making the vision and you have no way of knowing what’s going on. It’s kind of like a sports game—something great can happen at any moment. One day you’ll get a call from Marvel that’s like, ’Hey, we need you in New Mexico right now for The Avengers 2.’ I’d ride a moped to that set if I had to. My friends keep saying, ’you’ll be doing these forever,’ but I don’t know about that. If it works out, it works out. It’s all very hush.”

“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” opens on April 4th, 2014.

[via Comic Book Movie]

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