Anthony Mackie is disappointed The Falcon and the Winter Soldier didn’t get season 2

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Anthony Mackie has spoken candidly about the Marvel Cinematic Universe in an exclusive new interview with RadioTimes.com and the One More Life podcast, revealing that he was somewhat disappointed that The Falcon and the Winter Soldier did not end up getting a second season.

One of the MCU’s first forays into streaming television on Disney Plus, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier aired in 2021 and saw Mackie’s Sam Wilson taking on the mantle of Captain America after the timeline-tinkering antics of Avengers: Endgame.

The show also starred Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes and Daniel Brühl as the villainous Helmut Zemo. You might remember the meme-worthy moment when Zemo was dancing in a nightclub.

Looking back on it now, Mackie says: “The Falcon and [the] Winter Soldier, I really enjoyed doing that show. I was actually excited to do a second season, just so me and Sebastian [Stan] can get paid to hang out.

“Because it’s like me, him and Daniel Brühl. It’s kind of like the perfect storm of happiness.”

Fans seemed to enjoy that combo of characters, as well, with the episodic format giving them some room to breathe.

But instead of returning for a second season, the MCU bosses have sent Mackie’s Sam Wilson back to the big screen for 2025’s Captain America: Brave New World movie.

As Mackie puts it: “When they decided to go back to the movies, it is what it is, but I don’t have my friends anymore, so it kind of dampens it a little bit.”

Making it clear that he’ll miss the TV show’s cast, Mackie added: “Anything I can do to hang out with Daniel, a dancing Daniel Brühl, makes me very happy.”

Here’s hoping that some of that charm can carry over to the new Captain America film, even if it will be hard to top Brühl on the dance floor.

The interview also sees Mackie explaining how his new TV show, the video game adaptation Twisted Metal, is “completely different” to “the Marvel thing”.

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