When Avengers Campus opened at Disney’s California Adventure Park in June, lots of Marvel stars were in attendance. This included the star of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Anthony Mackie, who introduced the park’s Captain America. The actor obviously had a good time because he visited the park again in August. He then took to Instagram to share photos from the Spider-Man ride and issue a playful challenge to Tom Holland. “Congrats on the Disneyland attraction kid… Now, I bet u can’t beat my score,” Mackie wrote. Though he didn’t respond at the time, Tom Holland was asked about Mackie’s silly taunts in a recent interview ComicBook.com.
Although the young actor revealed he hasn’t actually been on the new ride yet, he said he would love to do a Spider-Man / Captain America team-up movie with Mackie in the future. “Listen, I love Anthony Mackie. If there’s a Spider-Man/Captain America team-up down the line, then we should absolutely make that happen. You know, he can brag about beating me on my own ride – which I haven’t actually ridden yet – but until he’s got his own ride, he’s got nothing. He doesn’t have a leg to stand on,” Tom Holland joked.
You can see Anthony Mackie’s Instagram post that Tom Holland is responding to below.
If Tom Holland decides to renew his contract with Marvel / Sony, his dream team-up could be a very real possibility. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier finally saw Sam Wilson take center stage and ultimately become the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Captain America. Moreover, a Captain America 4 movie starring Anthony Mackie is currently in development.
The story would revolve around Sam Wilson and serve as a continuation of the Disney+ show. Series creator, Malcolm Spellman, and writer Dalan Musson are rumored to be working on the film’s script. With Mackie ready to wield the shield, Spider-Man and Cap could meet in a large-scale, ensemble-cast movie like The Avengers or Captain America: Civil War. Let’s just hope the studio manages to keep Tom Holland around for a little while longer.
Meanwhile, fans can catch Tom Holland in Spider-Man: No Way Home. The film will be his third solo appearance as the famed Marvel superhero. Directed by Jon Watts, the film also stars Zendaya as MJ, Jacob Batalon as Ned Leeds, Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, Tony Revolori as Flash Thompson, Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange.
Spider-Man: No Way Home begins immediately after the events of its predecessor, and examines how Peter Parker’s (Tom Holland) life and reputation are turned upside down following his identity being exposed at the hands of Mysterio. Interestingly, this is something that’s already happened in the comic book lore. In 2007 Marvel released One More Day, a four-part comic book crossover storyline, connecting the three main Spider-Men series published at the time. In this version, Peter’s attempt to restore his secret identity culminates in him making a deal with Mephisto.
Written by J. Michael Straczynski and Joe Quesada, the story arc concludes the fallout of Spider-Man’s actions during the 2007 Civil War crossover. One More Day starts in The Amazing Spider-Man #544, continues in Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #24 and The Sensational Spider-Man (vol. 2) #41, and concludes in The Amazing Spider-Man #545.
Spider-Man: No Way Home starring Tom Holland will be released worldwide this weekend – December 17, 2021.