The Falcon Is Not in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' | EXCLUSIVE

Production starts in three weeks, but the actor still hasn't gotten a call from Marvel, and co-star Chris Evans makes it sound bleak.

When Captain America: The Winter Soldier debuts in theaters April 4, fans will be introduced to a brand new member of the Marvel cinematic universe in Sam Wilson, a.k.a. The Falcon, played by the incredibly talented Anthony Mackie. This character is steeped in Marvel lore, dating back to 1969 when he debuted as mainstream comics' first African-American superhero. With the inclusion of Falcon in the upcoming Marvel Phase Two sequel, surely Marvel has plans to utilize him again, right? According to Anthony Mackie himself, that may not be the case.

I had the chance to speak with the actor yesterday at the Captain America: The Winter Soldier junket, and I had to ask whether or not he will be appearing in Avengers: Age of Ultron. The actor revealed in February that he has been actively asking the powers that be at Marvel whether or not The Falcon will soar again, but he still hasn't gotten a straight answer from anyone yet, including producer Kevin Feige and Chris Evans. And now, with shooting to start in three weeks, it actually looks pretty bleak for the actor.

Take a look at what he had to say:

"(Laughs) I wish. Everybody says that but Kevin Feige. Chris is a good friend of mine. The movie starts in three weeks. I know he's read the script. He's like, 'Yo, man, I read the Avengers script. It's good.' I was like, 'Really?' He said, 'Yeah, Joss (Whedon) is doing rewrites, but it's good. I was like, 'Great! So... am I in it?' And he says, 'I've got to go. I'll be back.' What do you mean? Why can't you just tell me if I'm in the movie? No one will tell me, not one person, so I gave up on it."

Of course, it's possible that Marvel calls at the last minute and brings him back, but, for the time being, don't get your hopes up to see The Falcon in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Stay tuned for my full interview with Anthony Mackie for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, as we near closer to its April 4 release date.

Avengers: Age of Ultron comes to theaters May 1st, 2015 and stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., Elizabeth Olsen, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Cobie Smulders, Jeremy Renner. The film is directed by Joss Whedon.



Sources: Brian Gallagher

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  1. Trent Stone

    Makes more sense for him to be in it so Stark can engineer his real Falcon suit instead of that hideous thing he wore in winter soldier!

    8 months agoby @Trent-StoneFlag

  2. LuxoIII

    Actually, this is kind of a deceiving headline. He never actually said for sure he won't be in it!

    9 months agoby @brady1138Flag

  3. LuxoIII

    Doesn't that kind of the defeat the purpose of introducing him into the MCU? Falcon was always a very well-known member of the Avengers.

    9 months agoby @brady1138Flag

  4. Michael Kolesik

    Huh. Didn't see that coming.

    9 months agoby @Michael-KolesikFlag

  5. Sean

    @ejk1 Well, It wouldn't hurt to at least have one of them The Avengers: Age of Ultron for a cameo.

    9 months agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  6. Bellandedward1

    Falcon will probably appear again in Captain America 3

    9 months agoby @bellandedward1Flag

  7. ejk1

    The secondary characters of each individual film (Falcon, Sif, War machine, etc.) do not need to be in The Avengers.

    9 months agoby @ejk1Flag

  8. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @therealGoku Lol, then the upcoming war against Thanos will give you a headache.

    9 months agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  9. Ghostman

    Darn that sucks. War Machine wasn't in the first Avengers movie, so it's not that big of a loss to not have Falcon in Avengers 2.

    9 months agoby @ghostmanFlag

  10. Sean

    It probably just means that he hasn't been informed about being in The Avengers: age of Ultron yet. He probably will be informed about it soon, and probably will be in The Avengers: Age of Ultron.

    9 months agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  11. JMP

    well hold on Joss Whedon didn't say that he is not in the movie he just refused to answer him so maybe there is still hope.

    9 months agoby @jmpFlag

  12. The Real Goku

    Even though I'm glad Anthony mackie is the falcon and I'm sure he will do a great job. It's not necessarily a bad thing that he's not in the avengers. I feel like with too many characters. They won't get the screen time they deserve. Don't want to over saturate the movie

    9 months agoby @therealGokuFlag