Anthony Mackie hints at 'Black Panther' sequel appearance
Popular American actor Anthony Mackie could make an appearance in the much-anticipated 'Black Panther' sequel. This is after the 42-year-old actor who stars in Marvel Cinematic Universe The Falcon and the Winter Soldier as Falcon visited Wakanda, a fictional nation.
During an interview shortly after the release of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier episode where Falcon was spotted in Wakanda, Mackie alluded that he already has a Wakanda visa and disclosed that there is nothing stopping him from visiting the fictional nation.
In the interview, Mackie went on to joke that he was vaccinated and is more than ready to visit Wakanda.
"I do have a Wakanda visa, so I can go to Wakanda as much as I want. I have a passport and a Wakanda visa and I'm vaccinated, so I can go to Wakanda," he said.
Commenting on the sequel title, which was unveiled as Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Mackie described it as dope adding that continuing the legacy was very important.
"It's dope. I feel like continuing that legacy is very important. There are a bunch of amazing actors and actresses under that Black Panther mantle who are now going to come together, and that legacy will live on. So, I'm really excited that they're showing that it's not specifically about Black Panther, but it's about Wakanda," he added.
On weather he will make an appearance in the sequel and possibly replace Chadwick Boseman who played Marvel’s African king, T’Challa, in the film, Mackie revealed that he has great admiration for the fallen actor and wished to do everything the right way.
"It's strange now, because of the amount of respect and admiration I have for Chad, having known him for so long. You just want to do everything the right way. I don't know what that answer is. I don't know what that right thing is. I just want to make sure that it's done right for him," he added.
This comes barely a week after award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o confessed that it is not going to be easy filming the sequel following the death of Chadwick. An emotional Lupita disclosed that it is unimaginable how it will be like to step on set and not have Chadwick there.
“People will ask me, ‘Are you excited to go back?’ Excitement isn’t the word. I feel like I’m in a very pensive and meditative state when it comes to Black Panther 2. His passing is still extremely raw for me,” Nyong’o says before her voice starts to crack. “And I can’t even begin to imagine what it will be like to step on set and not have him there,” she said.
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