Anthony Mackie Talks A Little More About The Falcon

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falconWe’ve been getting a lot of set pictures from Captain America: The Winter Soldier lately. We’ve seen Steve Rogers going toe-to-toe with the subtitular villain along with plenty of other action scenes being filmed in and around the Cleveland area. Those things are great, but it’s been a while since we’ve heard something about it through more official channels. Anthony Mackie corrected that today in a new interview with EW where he teases us a little more about his character Sam Wilson aka The Falcon.

Mackie has touched on the fact Falcon was the first real African-American superhero as one of the big draws for him taking on the role several time over the past few months. He reiterates that sentiment when talking about the character’s important role in comic book history:

I’m really proud of that history. It makes me very proud, definitely, it’s a big deal. The biggest thing for me, the most exciting thing for me, is to come out on Halloween and see all the little black kids dressed up like the Falcon. There are so many parts of our society that are not catered to or represented fully and this will give a new generation of our society someone to look up to and identify with. That’s why I am so intensely focused on bringing the character to life in a special way.

falcon 2A lot of the scenes being filmed today in Cleveland is taking place indoors in a place that is serving as Sam Wilson‘s apartment. Other than seeing Chris Evans and Scarlet Johnasson waking up the steps, there aren’t a lot of exciting pics. We still don’t know a lot about the film’s take on Sam, but Mackie talks about what kind of guy he is:

It’s a cool story and brings in some amazing characters and the Falcon is one of the things that fans are already excited about. It’s a movie that has kind of turned into a bigger-than-life opportunity for me. I’ve had these little milestones along the way and now to play a superhero and to work with people like Robert Redford, Sam Jackson, and Chris? It’s just turned into this amazing moment.

[He is] a really smart guy who went through major military training and becomes a tactical leader, he’s not some guy that fell into this. The most important thing I got from everybody at Marvel about the Falcon was the need to show that he’s a very righteous, man-forward kind of guy. He would do anything to protect the man next to him and to protect his country. That’s the integrity of the character and the integrity of the man and that that’s what I have focused on.

Mackie has been nothing but enthusiastic about playing Falcon, so it will be exciting to see some footage of him or at least an officially released image in the wings and other gear. He’s said that the film is basically The Avengers 1.5 because of all the heroes and action involved. Everything we’ve seen looks great, so hopefully Mackie really does get to do his fair share. What do you think about what he had to say?

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Source : EW