Has Anthony Mackie let slip that Mark Ruffalo will appear in Captain America: Civil War? Also, see his thoughts on the movie’s Oscar chances. Scroll down for all the details.
While the buzz for Captain America: Civil War has been building steadily since its announcement, some fans (read: a disgruntled few here at What’s in Film) felt a little shortchanged that this battle of superheroes wouldn’t include the Hulk or Thor. Both characters were notably absent when the initial cast list was released.
But does actor Anthony Mackie (Falcon) know something we don’t? During an interview with BBC Radio 1, Mackie mentioned that he’d already seen the movie, and even went as far as praising Mark Ruffalo’s performance. That’s news to us considering there’s been no official mention of the actor making an appearance. Does that mean Thor will throw his hammer around at some point as well? Here’s what Mackie said in full:
“Having seen the movie, it’s Marvel’s best movie so far. And I’m being honest – if a Marvel movie sucks, a movie in the Marvel universe, I’ll tell you it sucked. The Winter Soldier and Iron Man are probably Marvel’s two best movies, and I feel like (Civil War) beats both of those movies. It’s really, really good. It’s because it’s more of an acting movie than an action movie. I feel like the story is very concise and interesting, and you get to see Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson and Mark Ruffalo and everybody just do really, really good ACTING. And then there’s action in it. I think it might be the first superhero movie that might be up for Best Picture.”
Mark Ruffalo’s role is still to be confirmed, but we do know he’ll have a prominent role in the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok alongside a returning Chris Hemsworth.
I’ll tell you, comparing Civil War to the likes of Winter Soldier and Iron Man is high praise indeed. But to say it surpasses those two movies in terms of quality, well that’s sure to get tongues wagging among the Marvel faithful. It seems unlikely that the movie will be nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars, the Academy generally doesn’t go in for superhero fare. But in an era where Mad Max gets nominated for the top prize, anything is possible.
Captain America: Civil War is set to be released April 29, 2016.
Source: BBC Radio 1