A recent interview with Anthony Mackie on Extra TV has caused quite a stir online, exciting fans to question the news outlet’s credibility. During red carpet coverage of the 2022 CMT Awards, Extra correspondent Alecia Davis asked Anthony Mackie about his filming schedule for an upcoming project: “Have you started filming yet?” “No,” Mackie replies, “I haven’t started filming. I start in a few weeks.” Extra TV assumed he was referring to Captain America 4, but they were mistaken. Anthony Mackie was referring to the Peacock original Twisted Metal.
How The Captain America 4 Confusion Occurred
The mix-up stems from Extra TV announcing the news on social media, with falsified captions stating that Anthony Mackie would be prepping to film Captain America 4. However, after watching the completed interview, it didn’t take fans long to realize that the headlines were misleading. That’s when they began to express their skepticism in the comment sections of social media, including YouTube and Twitter. “He said he’s about to start filming Twisted Metal, not Captain America 4,” wrote one fan. “He didn’t even mention Captain America 4 at all in this interview.”
The Good News Is Twisted Metal Begins Filming Soon
On the bright side, now we know that production for the live-action Twisted Metal is in the works. In this action-comedy based on the popular video game franchise, Anthony Mackie will star as the leading man. According to IMDB, the Twisted Metal movie will tell the story of “a motor-mouthed outsider offered a chance at a better life, but only if he can successfully deliver a mysterious package across a post-apocalyptic wasteland.” Anthony Mackie tells Extra that we can look forward to the cast “driving cars, blowing stuff up, and trying to make it to new San Francisco.” No additional info is available at this time.
Although Captain America 4 was announced the same day as The Falcon and The Winter Soldier finale, it looks like Marvel fans will have to wait a bit longer for any updates on the development of the film.
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