Many could have assumed that the 42-year-old actor heard about the movie and Marvel’s plans way ahead of fans.
However, Anthony just revealed how he found out, and it was in a place you wouldn’t expect.
Click inside to see where and how Anthony Mackie found out about “Captain America 4″…
In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Anthony told the magazine that he was actually in line at the grocery store when the news made it to him.
“I literally found out yesterday in a grocery store,” he shared. “The checkout guy named Dwayne, a cool cat, he’s like, ‘Yo, man. Is this real?!’ [holds up a cellphone]. I’m like, ‘I haven’t heard anything.’”
Anthony added, “That’s what I love about working for Marvel. They call you, they’re like, ‘Come to L.A. We wanna tell you what’s going on.’ So, I’m excited to see what happens, but I haven’t heard anything.”
“What would be really bad is if the movie [Captain America 4] starts and I get blown out of the sky,” he then joked.
The realization that he’s about to suit up as Captain America now hasn’t sunk in yet just for him, either.
“I don’t know what I expected, but it’s definitely not what I thought it would be,” he said. “I guess I foresaw something that was much more celebratory than just being ‘Anthony with a new Twitter account.’”
However, Anthony does have plans for the Sam Wilson version of the superhero, and referenced how he handled the Flag-Smashers in the series.
“It was more so about him talking them down and trying to communicate with them what they were doing was right, but they way they were doing it was wrong,” Anthony added. “Remember, he’s a counselor and he’s a regular guy who just happened to become an Avenger. There’s no superpowers, there’s no super-suit, there’s no super-serum. He’s just a guy. I love the idea of him moving through life as Captain America, as someone who brings peace and change instead of destruction and physical force.”