The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is essentially a six-hour-long Marvel film, as Anthony Mackie has it. Whichever way you look at this, that’s good news.

If you’re reading this, you’re looking forward to the Marvel entries to Disney+, originally slated for the latter half of this year and probably now pushed back due to the Covids. Well here’s some sweet news for you…

Anthony Mackie – who plays Sam Wilson aka The Falcon aka the new Captain America – has said that filming The Falcon and the Winter Soldier was like making a Marvel movie, albeit one that’s six-hours-long.

Falcon and the winter soldier

Speaking about the production and how it was before the lockdown took effect, he said:

We’re shooting it exactly like a movie.

Everybody who had worked on TV before was like, ‘I’ve never worked on a TV show like this.’ The way in which we were shooting, it feels exactly like we were shooting the movie cut up into the show. So instead of a two-hour movie, a six or eight-hour movie“.

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He then went on to speak about how the global health crisis affected the shoot, as they were filming in Europe when it broke out. He explained:

We were in Europe, and everything got crazy in Europe first.

So they shut us down two weeks before the U.S. shutdown. It was really amazing just because I feel like we’re the first Marvel show or movie that had budget constraints. And that was always my [experience], ‘It’s Marvel, we could shoot forever.’ And they’re like, ‘Nah.’ So it was a very different experience from the rest of the movies. But at the same time, it was a lot of fun.

Falcon and the Winter Soldier Is a Six-Hour Movie

Those movies are like summer camp, and this show, it was no different. It was the same group of people, coming together to make it work. And so the stunt stuff — everything is just on another level. Every show, every movie, they just push it — they push the envelope so much. So hopefully, knock on wood, we’ll be going back soon“.

I want to like Anthony Mackie – I really do – because I feel like I’m going to have to get used to him, but every time I see his face, I think back to the last Formula 1 season when he was intensely rude to Martin Brundle on the grid walk, when all he was doing was trying to get a little chat out of him for the cameras.

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If you’re a celebrity and don’t want to be bothered by cameras, by all means go to watch the Grand Prix, but don’t go on the grid walk; one of the many places in world sports notorious for endless interviews and camera crew. It’s just common sense.

Anyway. Six hour Marvel movie. Sounds fun.

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