‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ Adds Anthony Mackie as Falcon

The actor will portray one of the first African-American superheroes in comic book history alongside Chris Evans in Marvel’s sequel.

Anthony Mackie is in talks to play Falcon in Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Anthony Mackie is in talks to play Falcon in Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Last week at Comic-Con, Marvel Studios revealed that the Captain America: The First Avenger sequel is titled Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Today, we have word that Anthony Mackie is in talks to play Sam Wilson, a.k.a. The Falcon.

The character was first introduced in 1969, and is one of the first African-American superheroes. Marvel's Black Panther debuted before Falcon, although he hailed from the fictional African country of Wakanda. His power comes from a suit that gives him super strength and allows him to fly, along with the telepathic ability to communicate with birds. The new title also hints that Sebastian Stan's Bucky Barnes will be brought back to life as The Winter Soldier.

Joe Russo and Anthony Russo are directing the sequel, from a screenplay by Captain America: The First Avenger writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. Shooting will commence after production wraps on Thor: The Dark World later this year.

Anthony Mackie can currently be seen in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. He also stars in Gangster Squad and Pain and Gain.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier was released April 4th, 2014 and stars Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Redford, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders, Frank Grillo. The film is directed by Anthony Russo, Joe Russo, Joss Whedon.

Sources: Heat Vision Blog

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Comments (18)

  1. Sean

    @Nathaniel-Strangman If there will really be a raccoon in a Guardians of the Galaxy movie(which i doubt it), then it would be in the movie as a cgi created one most likely. But still, i highly doubt that there will be one in the movie.

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  2. Nathaniel Strangman

    I cant wait for cap 2 with bucky, falcon, Thor 2, ant man, finally. Looking forward to all of those EXCEPT guardians. Like how the heck are they gonna fit in? How many people actually know what "guardians of the galaxy" is. How is a anthromorpic raccoon gonna fit in with Tony stark? He'll be like look at the cute raccoon! I dunno.

    3 years agoby @Nathaniel-StrangmanFlag

  3. Justice Kowaleski

    lol this is gonna be so cheesetastic if they are doing this they should put hank pym in ironman 3 and introduce him that way then he can be in avengers2 and after that they could make the antman movie where he fights some villain and then ends with ultron being built leaving avengers 3 open :D

    3 years agoby @justice-kowaleskiFlag

  4. TheDuck

    wait.....so in the headline you say "Captain America: The Winter Soldier adds Anthony Mackie as Falcon" but then in the article you say he's just 'in talks' to play the character.......ummmmmm? okay? make up your mind guys........dont post false statements as your headlines please.

    3 years agoby @theduckFlag

  5. JonSpidey07

    more diversity in the superhero universe is a must

    3 years agoby @jonspidey07Flag

  6. Dan


    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  7. Smitty-werbenjagermanjensen

    i knew that wasnt going to be the end of bucky

    3 years agoby @Smitty-werbenjagermanjensenFlag

  8. ROFLitschristian

    Looking forward to him!

    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  9. renodc

    Joe & Anthony Russo as directors doesn't instill huge confidence. These guys have pretty much done nothing but television comedies with the exception of Welcome to Collinwood, which is also a largely comedic film and mediocre at best. I am having deja vu feelings of dread just like the day Avi Arad announced Tim Story as director of the Fantastic Four.

    3 years agoby @renodcFlag

  10. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Aquaman of the skies

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  11. JMP

    alright another good addition for the Avengers

    3 years agoby @jmpFlag

  12. ejk1

    I approve.

    3 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  13. ChiRep_1

    Is it weird that I thought Mackie was in the first one?

    3 years agoby @ChiRep-1Flag

  14. Equialuv

    Falcon is an awesome dude, so I can't wait to see how this turns out!

    3 years agoby @equialuvFlag

  15. Salemwolf711

    Please do it! I really hope the Phase 2 of The MCU is good. I am just a little worried. I guess i just have to wait until Iron Man 3 to see how they are starting Part 2 OF the MCU.

    3 years agoby @Salemwolf711Flag

  16. dx000

    Hell yeah! Anthony Mackie is the man...hopefully this movie is better than the first.

    3 years agoby @dx000Flag

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