Anthony Mackie first saw his action figure and it’s safe to say he’s happy.
TheFalcon and the Winter Soldier actor appeared in The Last Show with Stephen Colbert on Monday, where the host of the night delved into Mackie’s recent reveal as the new Captain America. The final episode of season 1 of Marvel’s latest Disney + series showed Mackie’s Sam Wilson, the former Falcon, finally stepping into his destiny and donning a new costume as Captain America.
Throughout the series, Sam grapples with the decision to take the mantle passed to him by Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) as he battles the Flag Smashers and faces off against the government-approved Captain America, John Walker (Wyatt Russell).
“It’s humbling and exciting,” Mackie told Colbert about his new role, recalling a time with a boy who had created his own Captain America helmet from a box of cereal when he first assumed the mantle of Falcon.
Colbert then revealed the action figure to Mackie, who was gleefully surprised. “I’ve never seen one of those,” he exclaimed, though he joked that the figure looks more like Jamie Foxx than him.
Mackie also told Colbert that Sam’s career with the shield will continue to explore what it means to be a black superhero in the recently announced fourth Captain America movie.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier airs on Disney +.