Anthony Mackie Provides New Update on Status of 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier'

Anthony Mackie provides update on new Marvel show 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.'
Anthony Mackie provides update on new Marvel show 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.' | Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

It was reported in 2018 that several Marvel characters would be getting their own series on the streaming service Disney+. One will focus on reluctant antihero Loki, while another will be centered on the relationship between Wanda Maximoff and Vision. Arguably the most-anticipated of these shows is The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which will follow on the relationship between newly-appointed Captain America, Sam Wilson, and the former Winter Soldier, Bucky Barnes.

In the wake of film productions around the globe facing setbacks due to the coronavirus pandemic, the release date for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is currently up in the air. However, as reported by ComicBook.com, Anthony Mackie has confirmed that the show will go on. "I'm happy to say we are not cancelled, we are on hold," the fan-favorite actor said during a recent virtual appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. "So we're going back, hopefully sometime soon, to finish it up."

Mackie, who took up the helm of Captain America after Chris Evans' departure from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, assures fans that he is "very happy" with early footage from the series.

"We have a little bit more to go back and do, but everybody rest assured, it will come out. We are not cancelled," Mackie said. "Because you know, in this business, 'Take a little break, we'll come back to it,' that means they're never coming back to it [laughs]. I was like, 'Man, I was Captain America for all of two weeks, this sucks! How did I get fired on my day off?'"

I personally cannot wait to see how Mackie takes on his new role, and to see everything The Falcon and the Winter Soldier has to offer.