Anthony Mackie: Marvel Movies Are 'Controlled Entertainment' ‘You Can't Really Go Outside the Lines'

Anthony Mackie is one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's longest-serving actors, having joined the epic superhero franchise as Sam Wilson in 2014's "Captain America:

The Winter Soldier" and continuing to play Chris Evans' devoted sidekick until "Avengers: Endgame.

 He remained a Marvel presence as the series attempted to remake itself following the climactic 2019 film

shoehorning himself into taking up the Captain America mantle by appearing in the Disney+ series "Falcon and Winter Soldier" and the upcoming "Captain America: Brave New World.

However, the actor's dedication to the brand has not prevented him from understanding the creative constraints that come with working in the MCU.

In a recent interview with Radio Times, Mackie highlighted that the large volume of comic book source material means that many Marvel narratives are virtually set.

In a recent interview with Radio Times, Mackie highlighted that the large volume of comic book source material means that many Marvel narratives are virtually set.

"I would argue that Marvel is absolutely different, simply because it is such a regulated entertainment environment.

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