The Marvel Cinematic Universe kicked off in 2008 with the Iron Man film. Over the years, MCU has produced many superheroes, one of them being Anthony Mackie’s Falcon. The actor joined Marvel as the sidekick of Captain America and is set to play the man with the shield in the upcoming film.

Anthony Mackie Falcon Captain America Hank Pym Ant-Man,
Anthony Mackie as Falcon

Marvel films are known for their interconnected storylines. Each film features a Marvel character to show a connection with them and carry the story further. Mackie’s character Falcon appeared in the 2015’s Ant-Man movie. However, the original director, Edgar Wright, had his separate version of an Ant-Man movie. His scrapped version would not have included other Marvel characters not directly connected to the plot of the title character. That means Anthony Mackie and Paul Rudd’s brief brawl would have not taken place. Colby Parker Jr., who served as the editor for the Marvel movie, shared details of Wright’s scrapped version of the film.

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Edgar Wright’s version of Ant-Man scrapped Anthony Mackie’s Falcon

Edgar Wright won't return to horror comedy
Edgar Wright

The Ant-Man films went through a major change when original director Edgar Wright was replaced by Peyton Reed. The filmmaker had been part of the project for years, and he even promoted it at San Diego Comic-Con 2012. However, his scrapped version of the 2015 film didn’t fit the criteria of Marvel.

Colby Parker Jr., who served as the editor for Ant-Man, revealed in detail the scrapped version of Wright. The director never had any plans to produce an Ant-Man movie as part of the broader Marvel Cinematic Universe. He didn’t want to include any other Marvel character besides those directly involved with the titular hero’s story.

The editor pointed out that Wright’s version of the movie had a whopping 15 or more people in the group attempting to carry off the big robbery. He said,

“His film, it was still heist film. But remember how we have three mains. I think there were, like, 15 people within the gang, the gang that was going to do the big heist. I remember I never got to see his script. But I remember hearing that once in discussions when all the big muckety mucks were in the room.”

Ant-Man, directed by Peyton Reed, told Scott Lang’s tale and also had some connections to other MCU components. The brief encounter between Anthony Mackie‘s Falcon and Scott Lang did a good job of roping Lang to a world he was not at all prepared for. 

Parker said that in Wright’s version, that would have never happened. He added,

“I don’t think there would have been any other Marvel characters set up. I think he was going to be a standalone. He didn’t want any other Marvel characters in the film… I don’t think the Falcon would have been in Ant-Man.”

Edgar Wright left the project in 2014 due to creative differences to be replaced by director Peyton Reed. Reed went on to direct three different Ant-Man films. 

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Anthony Mackie to play Captain America in the upcoming film

Anthony Mackie to play Captain America in Captain America: Brave New World
Anthony Mackie to play Captain America in Captain America: Brave New World

In the next movie Captain America: Brave New World, Anthony Mackie, who previously played Sam Wilson/Falcon in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, will don the Captain America costume. In The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Sam was last seen studying how to be a good Captain America from his friend Bucky Barnes. 

Mackie will make his acting debut as Captain America in the upcoming movie. The original plot of the film is not disclosed yet. Fans may see Sam still contemplating his place in the superhero realm and whether he deserves to be the next Captain America. The upcoming movie will pick up from when the series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier left off.

The film stars Anthony Mackie in the lead, with Harrison Ford as Thaddeus E. “Thunderbolt” Ross, Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter, Liv Tyler as Betty Ross, and Shira Haas as Sabra.

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Source: The Direct

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