This is what Anthony Mackie wants in a Black Widow movie

05.19.16 1 year ago

You”re not the only one who thinks it”s about damn time Black Widow got her own movie. Anthony Mackie wants to see Natasha Romanoff lead a Marvel movie too.

Mackie has shared the screen with Scarlett Johansson in three MCU movies, with Sam Wilson helping Cap and Nat on the run in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, standing alongside Black Widow in Avengers: Age of Ultron, and facing off against her in Captain America: Civil War when Sam stood by his pal Steve on Team Cap and Nat found herself aligning with Team Iron Man.

But Mackie can see Falcon and Black Widow teaming up again, and he hopes it”ll happen in a standalone Black Widow movie.

When I talked with Mackie today about his role as Martin Luther King, Jr. in All the Way (I”ll have my piece about that HBO film for you to read at the end of this week), we chatted about the possibility of a Black Widow movie, and Mackie speculated, “If they made a Black Widow movie, it would be more of a spy espionage-type movie, which would be great, to see a female James Bond or something like that.” 

I asked him what he”d like to see Sam Wilson do in support of Black Widow were she to get her own movie.

“Well, I think Black Widow needs a little bit of aerial support!” he said. Indeed, Redwing and his own wings would be very helpful on spy missions.

“I would love, in any capacity, to be a part of that,” Mackie added. “I”ve always been a huge fan of Scarlett”s, and I”ve always, since I met her, just really admired her as a person. So in whatever capacity I would be used – Falcon would fly for Black Widow.”

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige is warming to the idea of a movie (or movies!) about the Russia-born spy-turned-Avenger. Feige recently said, “She”s a lead Avenger and has amazing stories in her own right to tell that we think would be fun to turn into a stand-alone franchise.”

I also checked in with Mackie on the Black Panther movie. Does he know whether he”ll be in it?

“I don”t,” Mackie said. “Marvel is so interesting. They don”t tell us anything. They basically give you little tidbits every now and then.”

Chadwick Boseman will of course reprise his character introduced in Civil War. Beyond that, reports on Black Panther casting are that Lupita Nyong”o will play a love interest of T”Challa and that Michael B. Jordan will reunite with Creed director Ryan Coogler for the film, set for a February 2018 release.

Surely, there”s gotta be a task that calls for Falcon in Wakanda?

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