Here we go again. Back in March of 2015, Vin Diesel boldly predicted that Furious 7 would be the most powerful film ever and would probably win best picture at the Oscars.
“It will probably win best picture at the Oscars, unless the Oscars don’t want to be relevant ever.” He said during an interview with Variety. Obviously, we know that’s not going to happen now because the movie wasn’t even nominated for best picture.
And now, almost a year later, another actor is predicting something that probably won’t happen. During an interview with BBC Radio, Anthony Mackie claimed ‘Captain America: Civil War‘ is Marvel’s best movie ever. He also believes it will be the first superhero film to land a best picture nomination.
“It’s Marvel’s best movie thus far… It’s really, really good. It’s because it’s more of an acting movie than an action movie. I think it might be the first superhero movie that might be up for best picture. You get to see Robert Downey Jr and Chris Evans and Scarlett Johannson and Mark Ruffalo and everybody just do really, really good acting.”
The mention of Mark Ruffalo also got a lot of attention because the Hulk isn’t expected to be in Civil War, which made some fans wonder if there might be some special appearance by Ruffalo’s character near the end of the movie.
Mackie clarified his comments during an interview on Late Night With Seth Meyers…
“I was giving respect to my fellow actors. I said Marvel movies are so great because they have great actors. The likes of Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., love that guy. People take that to mean that I’m saying this is what the movie is about, and this is in the movie.”
You can watch ‘Captain America: Civil War’ in a theater near you May 6, 2016. We’ll see if Mackie is right about this being the best Marvel movie.[mashshare]