During the events of Captain America: Civil War, Steve Rogers/Captain America (Chris Evans) enlisted the help of Sam Wilson aka the Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and others to help prevent Bucky Barnes/the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) from getting arrested for a bombing that he was not involved in. Needless to say, there was some tension between the two heroes on the run, but that tension will have to be put on ice when a bigger and worse villain, Thanos, comes along threatening Earth in Avengers: Infinity War.
Mackie reveals that in their first meeting since the events of Civil War, Sam and Bucky come to the realization of the danger that Thanos (Josh Brolin) will present, and will put their own grudges aside to team up in an effort to stop the mad purple titan. Mackie describes what his character is thinking about Bucky during Infinity War.
“It was a warm greeting,” Mackie said. “I realized he’s had a rough few years.”
Still, that won’t stop Sam, from giving some tough love in a brotherly situation when he asks Bucky if they need to be worried if someone says a random trigger word, like “baloney sandwich”, eggplant”, or “Rancho Cucamonga”. This was probably some of the many words that Mackie had to improvise during the multiple takes done by the directors, Joe and Anthony Russo. Also, Mackie could be saying all of this to try to ease stress and tension in his surroundings with the grave threat of Thanos coming upon the Earth’s mightiest heroes.
“I would say if anybody is the lead of the movie it’s Thanos, and it’s all of us working around, orbiting Thanos because he’s such a big bad guy. He’s the uber bad guy. He’s the worst bad guy of all bad guys of all time,” Mackie said. “So our relationship and our scenes are more ensemble-based. Everybody playing with a relationship with each other.”
Mackie is also proud of the fact that his character has an extensive military background that will be helpful when the film comes out in April.
“One thing about Falcon I’ve always loved since the beginning of discovering this character is his military background, his belief that his job in life to fight for his fellow man. So when he hears about [the idea] of world destruction, he’s very disheartened and shaken by it. He’s eager to get into the fight against this super evil, this diabolical demon known as Thanos.”
A lot will have happened for Bucky since Civil War was four years ago when Infinity War comes around after being put to sleep in Wakanda to clear out the trigger words that made him the Winter Soldier with the help of Shuri (Leticia Wright). Bucky will be in the world of confusion, knowing so much has happened and Stan joked that he should have not woken up.
“As usual, I question my own stability, mentally and wonder whether or not I should have just stayed asleep. Things clearly did not get better.”
It will be interesting when the battle of Wakanda starts if Bucky or Falcon will still be standing at the end of it to continue ribbing each other. Do you have any expectations for Falcon and now, the White Wolf, in Infinity War? Let us know @SuperBroMovies on Twitter!
Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters April 27th
Avengers: Infinity War – Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet — the evil Thanos. On a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones, Thanos plans to use the artifacts to inflict his twisted will on reality. The fate of the planet and existence itself has never been more uncertain as everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment.