Anthony Mackie Raves About “Civil War”

In previous interviews, “Captain America” actor Anthony Mackie has had a laugh or two with comments about Marvel Studios’ main rival DC Comics and their growing DC Extended Universe. Enjoyably upfront at junkets, the actor recently spoke with IGN about the new crime thriller “Triple 9”.

Talk quickly turned towards “Captain America: Civil War” though and the actor, who plays Falcon in the film, is very bullish about the quality of it:

“I feel the best Marvel movies thus far have been Iron Man and Winter Soldier, and I think this movie far surpasses those two movies. I think the Russo brothers and Marvel have done a very good job with upping the ante every movie. And this one definitely does not fail to live up to that.

In a separate interview with Empire, he labels the film a true suspense thriller and says the reason it works is because it takes the time to setup and explore all the facets of this political disagreement before it gets down to the actual fighting.

“The build-up to the fight is what makes it so interesting, because there are so many different factions of who’s right and who’s wrong and who supports who. Once we get all of that out the way, then it becomes more action-packed and more of us kicking each others’ ass.

If it’s a civil war, you have to establish why there’s a war. You can’t just start fighting and expect people to appreciate it. What Marvel is very good at doing is making these stories about characters and story and then layering action on top of that. And this holds true to that.”

“Captain America: Civil War” opens in May.