Anthony Mackie Teases Captain America: Civil War by Calling it ‘Avengers 3.8’

It’s been a big week for thinly-veiled hints at Marvel’s upcoming Captain America: Civil War as screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely offered their own tease, which was followed by directors Anthony and Joe Russo revealing that Scarlett Johansson will return for the sequel. Now we’re bringing it back full circle to Anthony Mackie, who revealed shooting locations last Saturday, and in a new interview has some choice words to hype the sequel.

“I have a brand new costume; I’m full in effect,” Mackie told WTTG Fox 5 (via CBM). “I will tell you this: Cap 3 is gonna be everything you can imagine. Cap 2 was really Avengers 1.5, and Cap 3 is gonna be Avengers 3.8..”

Mackie is one of many MCU players in the cast that also includes Chris Evans as Captain America, Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chadwick Boseman in his MCU debut as Black Panther, Daniel Bruhl in a mystery role, Frank Grillo as Crossbones, and potentially Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye.

Set to be directed once again by the Russo Brothers, Captain America: Civil War is set for release on May 6, 2016.