| Anthony Mackie in talks to play Falcon in 'Captain America' sequel |
Marvel is moving ahead on casting its latest project Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) is in negotiations to star alongside Chris Evans in the sequel that is being directed by Joe and Anthony Russo. Plot details are being kept under wraps, but the subtitle suggests a respected comic book storyline from the 2000s that resurrected Captain America's sidekick Bucky as a brainwashed super-assassin known as the Winter Solider.
While Marvel would not comment nor divulge character details, it is believed that Mackie will portray the Falcon, one of mainstream comics' first black superheroes and perhaps its first American one. The character, Sam Wilson, is 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 that 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.
The film will be released April 4, 2014.
by Borys Kit