Anthony Mackie In Talks To Play Falcon In Captain America Sequel

The Winter Soldier will introduce another Marvel hero to the expanding universe.

Posted 17th July 2012, 8:36am in Anthony Mackie, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, News
Anthony Mackie In Talks To Play Falcon In Captain America Sequel

With Comic-con throwing up loads of genre news for us (although our ticket didn’t seem to arrive), we’ve started getting through various pieces of casting news to get our teeth into.

It was announced at the Con that the second Captain America film will be titled Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and there is an exciting addition to the Marvel universe with Anthony Mackie in talks to play Falcon.

Falcon, aka Sam Wilson, was a valuable ally to Captain America, using a modified body suit that granted him the power of flight and enhanced strength. Also possessing the ability to telepathically communicate with birds, and was a regular presence in many of Cap’s espionage-based adventures. A Harlem-based superhero, Falcon’s street smarts could potentially make for a great partnership with Chris Evans’ man out of time.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier is being directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, from a script by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter