by Brett White
After debuting in the form of concept art, Captain America's ally Falcon has finally taken flight in the form of actor Anthony Mackie. And as the pictures show, it's not so much flight as being pulled backwards while pulling a total Wesley (very, very deep reference to "Angel" for all the Whedon-ites out there). The pictures come courtesy of WENN, who snapped the pictures while on the set of "Captain America: The Winter Solider. The photos can be checked out here.
Expect Anthony Mackie's character Falcon to play a pretty big role in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." In a recent interview with BlackFilm, Mackie teased the way Falcon and his "military style tactical costume" will play a major part in the plot of the upcoming Marvel superhero film.
"I'm happy to say that I’m in a good deal of the movie and I play an integral part with Captain America taking down the Winter Soldier. It's great," Mackie told BlackFilm. "They started the shoot two-and-a-half weeks ago and once I finished doing press for 'Pain & Gain,' I go in and join them. I've been doing combat training and fitness training just to get prepared. It's going to be something and I'm excited for it."
Anthony Mackie has offered up some new details about the role he has in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." Though we know he'll be playing the part of The Falcon, he's elaborated about what that will mean in a new interview.
"I will have wings. I will be able to fly. I will be a superhero and fight people, namely The Winter Soldier," Mackie told Ain't It Cool News.
Since he fears that he'll get replaced if he talks about the movie too much, Mackie wouldn't confirm whether or not his character would have The Falcon's pet falcon Redwing in "The Winter Soldier." "This is what I learned about franchises. They can always cast somebody else and say, 'Well that last person died,' or just not address it," he said. "You see the second movie, and the guy is a different guy than the first, and they're like, 'Yep, same dude to me.'"
Steve Rogers won't be the only superhero fighting his way through "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." The star-spangled super-soldier will have a new pal at his side in the form of Sam Wilson, the hero better known to comics readers as Falcon.
"The Hurt Locker" actor Anthony Mackie stars in the "Cap" sequel as Falcon, and he recently spoke with MTV News about why he's so proud to take on the iconic role.
"It's amazing," he told us on the red carpet for "10 Years," his new Channing Tatum-starring comedy. "The biggest part of it is, I think kids for so long have been looking for a role model or someone to look up to. I feel like this being truly the first African American superhero, being introduced in this movie and in this way, I feel like it's going to be great."
by Ryan Rigley
As if news of The Winter Soldier appearing in the "Captain America" sequel wasn't enough, it's now been revealed The Falcon will also be featured in what is shaping up to be 2014's biggest and best superhero movie. Anthony Mackie, best known for his roles in "The Hurt Locker" and "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," is currently in negotiations to play mainstream comics' first African American superhero.
This, of course, comes just a few weeks after the actor expressed interest in playing The Black Panther. While The Falcon may not be as popular of a character, Mackie would still have a very juicy part to play in "The Winter Soldier" should he in fact get the part. But who is The Falcon and what does he have to do with Captain America? Find out after the jump!
Anthony Mackie and Marvel Studios, you crafty devils!
Just days after Marvel's epic Hall H presentation at Comic-Con this year, and weeks after he gave interviews expressing his interest in playing Black Panther, Mackie is now in negotiations to play Falcon in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." Fantastic news for a project that's sounding more and more interesting with every passing day.
In less surprising news, Variety confirms that Sebastian Stan will indeed be back for the "Captain America" sequel. No big surprise there, as Stan's character, Bucky Barnes, is part of the film's title!