Anthony Mackie Says ‘Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ Is Like a Six-Hour Marvel Movie


Marvel fans are gearing up for the premiere of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier which is scheduled to debut on Disney + this August.  Filming is set to resume this summer after production was halted due to the global pandemic and there’s been no word yet if the show will debut on time.  As we anticipate more information on the status of the series, we did get a few more details about filming recently.

Anthony Mackie, who stars as The Falcon in the series, recently told Variety the following:

“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.

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.

“The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” will also look like a Marvel movie. “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.”

You can check out the full interview below:

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