The Star Late Edition

Anthony Mackie hints at return to Wakanda


ANTHONY Mackie has teased that he could make an appearance in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

The 42-year-old actor plays the role of Falcon in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and has hinted that he could return to Wakanda after the Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier visited the fictional nation.

Asked if he could appear in the sequel, Mackie joked: “I do have a Wakanda visa, so I can go to Wakanda as much as I want.

“I have a passport and a Wakanda visa and I’m vaccinated, so I can go to Wakanda.”

The movie’s title was recently revealed as Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and Mackie is glad that the project will be focusing on more than just the titular hero, who was previously played by the late Chadwick Boseman.

The 8 Mile star said: “It’s dope. I feel like continuing that legacy is very important.

“There are a bunch of amazing actors and actresses under that Black Panther mantle who are now going to come together, and that legacy will live on.

“So, I’m really excited that they’re showing that it’s not specifical­ly about ‘Black Panther’, but it’s about Wakanda.”

Mackie also hopes that the new movie will honour Chadwick’s legacy. The Hollywood star died of colon cancer in August.

He said: “It’s strange now, because of the amount of respect and admiration I have for Chad, having known him for so long.

“You just want to do everything the right way. I don’t know what that answer is. I don’t know what that right thing is. I just want to make sure that it’s done right for him.”

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