Captain America 4 is currently shrouded in mystery, as not much information is known other than that it will follow the events of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (which can be streamed with a Disney+ subscription). The miniseries’ writing team is penning the script, with Anthony Mackie attached to star. While the public waits for updates, Mackie has been busy preparing the sequel amid his other projects. And recently, the Sam Wilson actor humorously revealed that he used a classic Tupac song to prep for the MCU movie.
During the Grammys, Variety asked if The woman at the window the actor uses music to prepare for his roles. He mentioned that he used John Legend’s “Ordinary People” to prepare for a role before the conversation turned to his first theatrical outing Marvel’s First Avenger. Although the actor didn’t give the exact name of the Tupac track he uses, he did give a fun hint:
There are so many Tupac hits but, from the first few words, it seems like Anthony Mackie is going into superhero mode while listening to the rapper’s signature song “Hit ‘Em Up.” And what track to use as motivation. Of course, the anger and fervor in Shakur’s voice could inspire anyone to take on their rivals or take on a daunting challenge.
The legendary 1996 diss song took aim at Tupac Shakur’s then-friend-turned-rival The Notorious BIG during the height of the East Coast-West Coast hip-hop rivalry of the 1990s. -yorkers “Who Shot Ya?” He reportedly suspected rapper Bad Boy and his label head Puff Daddy (now Diddy) of orchestrating the ambush. He and his band The Outlawz have spoken about BIG’s image and personal life as well as other East Coast rappers. This is “jugular out of the box” type music, so the Marvel actor must be in battle mode when it comes to the next episode.
The song might be appropriate, because Captain America 4 Producer Nate Moore has hinted that the new Cap will be an underdog as he discovers taking over from Chris Evans’ Steve Rogers won’t be easy. Hopefully, Sam Wilson’s partner-in-crime Bucky Barnes returns for the fourth episode despite Sebastian Stan playfully suggesting that his co-star might not want him back. Meanwhile, Mackie is following Marvel protocol by keeping a lid on everything, but he couldn’t help but gloat. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever saying the sequel will be “incredible and spectacular”.
Only time will tell how things pan out for the new movie. Before this film arrives however, moviegoers have Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and other upcoming Marvel movies to occupy their time. There’s also a litany of upcoming movie releases coming in 2022 for moviegoers to enjoy.