Anthony Mackie Finally Teases ‘The Falcon and The Winter Soldier’, Says It’s Like A 6-Hour Movie

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With all of the excitement surrounding the exciting advancements of the Star Wars universe on Disney+, it can be easy to forget that the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is also heavily invested in the streaming service: of the next 10 MCU projects, five will be on Disney+.

The first of those series, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, was set to kick off the MCU’s streaming venture when it premiered in August. However, the series was forced to shut production down due to the virus, thus putting the series’ release date in jeopardy.

Still, regardless of when exactly the series will be released, we’re closer to its release than ever, as evidenced by the fact that, perhaps for the first time, Anthony Mackie — who stars as Sam Wilson/Falcon — teased the upcoming show, comparing it to a six-hour movie.

“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.”

“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.” [via Variety]

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier was originally supposed to hit Disney+ in April, however, given our global situation from the last few months, it’s unclear whether or not that will still be happening. Regardless, based on everything we’ve heard thus far, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier is going to be worth the wait.


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