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Captain America: New World Order's Anthony Mackie Is Aiming To Top A Classic Chris Evans Fight Scene

To be the hero known as Captain America means to don the mantle and shield of the character, and to do what is right, regardless of what is being said. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) is originally a scrawny kid from Brooklyn, and even though he wishes to fight in World War II, his physical condition means that he isn't the most effective soldier. However, he later proves that he has the heart to be a hero, which means that he is given a heavy helping of Super Soldier Serum which absolutely transforms him into the superhero we all know and love. However, after the events of "Avengers: Endgame," it is established that one of Rogers' friends will become the next Captain America, which is Sam "The Falcon" Wilson (Anthony Mackie). This means that when the upcoming movie "Captain America: New World Order" drops, we will have the hero formerly known as the Falcon wielding the classic shield once again.

Speaking with IGN, "Captain America: New World Order" costar Danny Ramirez spoke about how this upcoming movie will feel different from previous ones, and said, "I think Sam Wilson's is own person. Specifically with the challenges that he faces in 'Falcon and Winter Soldier.' A lot of the themes that we wrestle with, specifically, is the world ready for Sam Wilson as Captain America, and what that entails, and just seeing the wrestling of that in the series. And now the continuation of that." However, it seems as if Mackie has his sights on going toe to toe with an iconic scene from a previous movie, but which?

Mackie wants to top the legendary elevator scene from The Winter Soldier

Most recently, Anthony Mackie's Sam Wilson is featured prominently in the Disney+ series, "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier." Although Sam is given Captain America's shield at the resolution of "Endgame," he eventually relinquishes the shield to a museum. However, there is yet another contender for the mantle of Captain America in the form of John Walker (Wyatt Russell), who then picks up the Captain America shield. Although Walker wishes to do right by the title of Captain America, his impulsive behavior eventually sees him give up the name and shield and instead is known as U.S. Agent from that point on. Sam eventually realizes that he should be Captain America, which leads us directly to "Captain America: New World Order," which has a tentative release date of May 3, 2024.

Considering the long road Sam Wilson has traveled to accept the Captain America moniker, Mackie wants to top one of the most iconic moments in the history of "Captain America" films. In an interview with E! News, Mackie said, "I want a fight scene that rivals Chris Evans' fight scene in the elevator [in 2014's Captain America: The Winter Solider] when he fought like 10 dudes in the elevator. That was a bad a** scene. The first time I saw that, I was like, 'That's crazy.' So I just want a fight scene that rivals that." Since "New World Order" is still a ways off, there is definitely a chance that Mackie may ultimately get his wish, and crest the high bar set by the famous "Winter Solider" scene.