The MCU actor, Anthony Mackie has now confirmed the fate of his character, Falcon.
Mackie had been a guest on the show, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
“Well, obviously, if you didn’t see part three [Avengers: Infinity War], spoiler alert, I died,” Mackie had said.
“A lot of people died. So I’m gainfully unemployed. And that’s why I’m doing other movies now.”
Mackie had been one of the superheroes who had been turned into dust after Thanos had snapped his finger and released the power of the six Infinity Stones. This moment has now become a pop cultural touchstone after Infinity War had released last year and now, The Simpsons has borrowed this phenomenon.
Kevin Smith had spoken with Anthony Russo, who had said that he and Joe Russo, did not really anticipate how big of a deal this snap would become:
“‘Alright, you gotta tell me honestly, did you guys know when you were making the movie that the snap would be so pop culturally important, that it would instantly enter the lexicon, that your mother would know what the snap meant,’” Smith had recalled.
“And he said ‘No, not at all. We were not prepared.’”
Smith had then asked whether the snap’s popularity had sent them back to change Avengers: Endgame:
“And I said, ‘Based on that, did that make you go back into Endgame and do more $#!+ because suddenly you guys realised you made a backdoor classic,’” Smith had recalled.
“And he said because they’re still working on it…that it was difficult making two movies simultaneously, side by side, one Avengers movie and the other. So they’ve just been going back and catching stuff that they didn’t catch so now they can cross their T’s and dot their I’s.”
Marvel Studios’ boss, Kevin Feige said that he is very pleased with how the movie has turned out:
“We did Infinity War and Endgame at the same time, but those have been the longest gestating movies we’ve ever made,” Feige had said.
“Four years now, almost five years. And it was always about delivering on the promise that we had set up. And the way the world received Infinity War was amazing; it was exactly what we wanted.”
“And that ending, which we had been working on for many years, and I do remember people, on all of the movies we’ve made and I’m sure on many of the movies we’ll make in the future, whenever the good guy wins, which is often — good guy, good woman, good hero wins — they go, ‘Eh, it’s kind of predictable. Good guy wins,'” Feige had said.
“Well, sometimes that’s fun. But for years I remember thinking, ‘I wonder what they’re going to do when they don’t?’ Because we knew that was coming. And it couldn’t have been better. The reaction was the best. The reaction. Was. The. Best.”
Avengers: Endgame will release on April 26th.
Upcoming MCU films are Captain Marvel on March 8th, and Spider-Man: Far From Home on July 5th.