'The first rule of Marvel: Don't talk about Marvel'

By Christian Holub
Updated February 23, 2016 at 02:00 PM EST

Captain America: Civil War

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Seth Meyers is huge self-proclaimed comic-book fan, and on Monday’s episode of Late Night he hosted the Falcon himself, Anthony Mackie. However, Mackie has become wary of discussing Marvel movies like the upcoming Captain America: Civil War. As he explained to Meyers, his comments are easily misinterpreted.

“It’s so ridiculous,” Mackie said. “I was giving respect to my fellow actors. I was saying Marvel movies are so great because they have great actors: the likes of Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr. And people take that to mean that I’m saying this is what the movie’s about and this is what’s in the movie. The first rule of Marvel: Don’t talk about Marvel.”

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Mackie did, however, discuss his process for every character he plays. Mackie’s goal is to be able to answer 68 questions about his character so that he can know them better — the name of a first pet, for instance.

“Funny enough, Falcon’s first pet was a hamster, which he killed, and his name was Jedediah,” Mackie said. “Great name, right?”

Watch the full clip below.

Captain America: Civil War

  • Movie
  • PG-13
  • 146 minutes
  • Anthony and Joe Russo