Anthony Mackie Doesn’t Think Sam Wilson Would Lead The Avengers

Anthony Mackie doesn’t think Sam Wilson will lead the Avengers. This after being handed the shield by Captain America himself, and then coming to grips with the burden he now carries in Falcon and the Winter Soldier. While Sam may have accepted the challenge of being Captain America, Mackie thinks leading the team is a step too far. He told Empire

“Sam is the only character without superpowers. He’s just a regular dude hanging out with a bunch of weirdos. Being from New Orleans, I’ve been in a few fights. And heart and charisma never helped me in a fight. That usually just got me beat up.”

“So that might cause an issue when you go fight somebody like Thanos,” Mackie concluded.

Strange. That hasn’t stopped Hawkeye from being part of the team. Or Black Widow. But I guess to Mackie it’s different being the team’s leader rather than just a member.

Then again, who knows? Perhaps Captain America: New World Order will find Cap getting some powers of his own? We’ll find out on May 3rd 2024.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.