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Anthony Mackie may play Falcon in Captain America: The Winter Soldier

07.16.2012
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Many of you were on board with the possible casting of Anthony Mackie back when we all though GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY was going to be a Black Panther movie. He seemed to be an ideal candidate to play a superhero in the Marvel cinematic universe. Well, even though Black Panther is not coming soon, Mackie may be on his way to starring as a superhero even sooner.

Reports are coming in that Mackie is close to joining CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER as none other than Falcon. Falcon was one of the first mainstream African-American superheroes.

Falcon, aka Sam Wilson, was Harlem-based and had many street adventures with Cap in the 1970s comics when he served as his partner. He derives his powers from a suit which allows him to fly and enhances his strength. He can also telepathically talk to birds. In current comics, Falcon is a key player in many of Cap's espionage adventures.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER seems to be following the storyline where Cap's first sidekick Bucky (played by Sebastian Stan in THE FIRST AVENGER) is presumed dead but instead is brainwashed into become a covert agent for the Russians. After battling Captain America, he does regain his memory and become a hero, but one could assume he will remain an antagonist for the length of the movie.

I love the casting of Mackie and hope it comes to fruition. I do wonder if Falcon will serve more as a codename for Sam Wilson in the same way as Hawkeye and Black Widow did in THE AVENGERS. Flying would work well on the big screen but who knows how cheesy communicating with birds would play.

What do you think of the Mackie news?

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER is slated to open in theaters on April 4, 2014.

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1:58PM on 07/17/2012

I like Mackie...

& I'll take him in this role...
However, surely the main candidate for Black Panther is Michael J White!! He's got the build, strength and skills to see it through!! & he can act!! (not that Mackie can't)
& I'll take him in this role...
However, surely the main candidate for Black Panther is Michael J White!! He's got the build, strength and skills to see it through!! & he can act!! (not that Mackie can't)
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8:25AM on 07/17/2012

Bird-man!

I hope the costume will get an extreme make-over because its so...so.... lets just say its a little 'flamboyant'
I hope the costume will get an extreme make-over because its so...so.... lets just say its a little 'flamboyant'
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12:22AM on 07/17/2012
With Hawkeye and Falcon in the marvel movie universe I'm guessing the amount of bird puns to be had will be a little bit unbearable.
With Hawkeye and Falcon in the marvel movie universe I'm guessing the amount of bird puns to be had will be a little bit unbearable.
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11:34PM on 07/16/2012

we can...

Only hope, lets bring on civil war and wwh.
Only hope, lets bring on civil war and wwh.
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10:57PM on 07/16/2012
Nice. Beyond excited that Falcon is getting into the Marvelverse, and that Anthony Mackie is getting the role. And I think it hints that this will be a 'five boroughs' NYC-centered film which I was hoping it would be.

I'm increasingly convinced that when the Black Panther movie gets made, the role is John Boyega's to lose. And I vote Djimon Hounsou to play his father, T'Chaka.
Nice. Beyond excited that Falcon is getting into the Marvelverse, and that Anthony Mackie is getting the role. And I think it hints that this will be a 'five boroughs' NYC-centered film which I was hoping it would be.

I'm increasingly convinced that when the Black Panther movie gets made, the role is John Boyega's to lose. And I vote Djimon Hounsou to play his father, T'Chaka.
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6:29PM on 07/16/2012
Mackie would be great I'm sure, but I kinda wish he'd hold off for Black Panther. I mean, Idris missed out by getting cast as Heimdell in Thor. Of course, black panther may never happen, so....
Mackie would be great I'm sure, but I kinda wish he'd hold off for Black Panther. I mean, Idris missed out by getting cast as Heimdell in Thor. Of course, black panther may never happen, so....
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5:39PM on 07/16/2012

Sounds good

Marvel knows what they're doing and i'm sure he'll be done well. How appropriate you used the pic of Falcon and Bucky as Cap.
Marvel knows what they're doing and i'm sure he'll be done well. How appropriate you used the pic of Falcon and Bucky as Cap.
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5:07PM on 07/16/2012
I approve
I approve
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