Anthony Mackie explains his "epic fail" filming Captain America: Civil War (2016)

Actor Anthony Mackie who plays Falcon / Sam Wilson in the Marvel Cinematic Universe comments on fun details from the filming of Captain America: Civil War.

Anthony Mackie joined the movies of Marvel how Sam Wilson / Falcon in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) and has become a featured member of the Avengers and is even ready to take on the legacy of Captain America after the events of Avengers: Endgame (2019). However, the actor was not always used to playing action roles, and he recently told a funny story about filming Captain America: Civil War.

"My character is Falcon, so I introduce myself, I sit down with the graphic team and the directors, and they say: 'We want you to land like a bird.' Because you have wings… You have to pull your legs, sink your core, let your wings slow you down, and then land on your feet. Being the weird actor that I am and going back to my mime and clown days… I started studying all these birds and the way they land, the way they take off, the way they flew and all of this, ”explained Anthony Mackie.

“The first day, I think we were doing Civil War, and there is the scene where Vision shoots Rhodey from the sky and lands to see if he is okay. I'm supposed to land. So they throw me up and I get up about 30 feet off the ground and I'm on a pendulum, so I'm supposed to put my legs under me and land to a stop. Anthony Mackie explained. “I didn't realize how much my lower body weighed, so I tugged on the ropes to try and put my legs underneath. But I can't balance, and I literally land facedown on the ground and bounce for about 10 feet. I have grass and mud on my face. The rest of the actors are dying of laughter. Everyone is dying of laughter. ”

The actor continues with the character.

Anthony Mackie will return to Marvel once again with the series. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier from Disney +. Recently, the star joked that the show feels more like a movie. "We are shooting it exactly like a movie," he explained. "Everyone who had worked on television before said, 'I've never worked on a television program like this.' The way we were filming, it feels exactly like we were filming the film cut into pieces. So instead of a two-hour movie, it's a six or eight-hour movie. "

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