Anthony Mackie Comments On Falcon In Captain America Sequel

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier begins shooting in March of 2013. When the title was announced at Comic Con this year, fans were understandably excited about the movie. The story is going to be based on Ed Brubaker’s critically acclaimed arc which sees the presumed dead Bucky Barnes brought back as a brainwashed Soviet assassin. Besides the returning stars, we were told there would be a new addition in the form of Anthony Mackie as the Falcon. The Hurt Locker star spoke with Newsday about a few things, including his role in the Captain America sequel:

I’m playing the Falcon. He’s this guy in Harlem who moved to California and became a drug dealer. His plane crashed, and he was genetically altered, and he can fly, has telepathic powers. He’s the first African-American superhero. It makes me feel all the work I’ve done has been paying off. I have a son, nephews and nieces, and I love the idea that they can dress up as the Falcon on Halloween. They now have someone they can idolize. That’s a huge honor for me.

Mackie seems excited about the role, and deservedly so. Marvel continues their long line of great casting by snagging the very talented Mackie for what could be a very pivotal role as well as a future addition to The Avengers. For the Falcon I’d expect less of a 616 based character and probably more of a character influenced by and looking like the Ultimates version. That’s just my guess. What do you think? Are you excited about the Falcon? Should he join The Avengers?

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Source : Newsday.Com