Anthony Mackie says his Captain America is more "humane" compared to Chris Evans’ character

Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson in Falcon and The Winter Soldier
(Image credit: Marvel Studios)

The MCU’s new Captain America Anthony Mackie has explained the difference between his character and Chris Evans’ star-spangled Cap, Steve Rogers.

"With my Cap, he's not a superhero. He doesn't have a super serum, so his superpower is his humanity. I think with him, he has to come to the stage with a very different understanding of what it is to be a good guy, or be a bad guy, and what are the decisions that make you toe that line in the way that you do?" Mackie told Yahoo.

"I just see him as more of a humane Cap, as opposed to a Cap of judgement, where 'this is right, and this is wrong.' There are decisions that make you choose right or wrong," he added.

Mackie’s Sam Wilson made the Cap moniker his own during the events of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. Chris Evans was reportedly returning as Captain America in a future project but Evans immediately shot it down, tweeting, "News to me."

Sam Wilson, meanwhile, has his own Captain America movie on the horizon. New World Order, also starring Harrison Ford in the recast role of ‘Thunderbolt’ Ross, is heading to cinemas on May 3, 2024.

Mackie is next appearing in Netflix’s upcoming movie We Have a Ghost alongside David Harbour (also set to feature again in the MCU in next year’s Phase 5 movie Thunderbolts), Jahi Winston, Tig Notaro, and Jennifer Coolidge. The comedy is set to stream from February 24.

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Bradley Russell

I'm the Senior Entertainment Writer here at GamesRadar+, focusing on news, features, and interviews with some of the biggest names in film and TV. On-site, you'll find me marveling at Marvel and providing analysis and room temperature takes on the newest films, Star Wars and, of course, anime. Outside of GR, I love getting lost in a good 100-hour JRPG, Warzone, and kicking back on the (virtual) field with Football Manager. My work has also been featured in OPM, FourFourTwo, and Game Revolution.