Recent Anthony Mackie Q&A Alludes To ‘The Falcon’ Appearing THE AVENGERS Sequel?
Speculation that Sam Wilson/Falcon would take flight in Joss Whedon’s anticipated follow-up to The Avengers wasn’t initially fueled when Anthony Mackie joined Captain America: The Winter Soldier. It was actually when Marvel announced a new animated Avengers Assemble series “designed to reflect the movie,” revealing Falcon as the newest member of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.
Without saying so himself, an interviewer's question towards Anthony Mackie, about playing Falcon in the Captain America sequel, may have confirmed he'll reprise the role in The Avengers sequel.
However, since then, besides the casting of Mackie, there has been no further indication of our speculation coming to fruition; sort of until today. During a recent interview with The Root, Anthony Mackie was inquired about his preparation for The Winter Soldier. Before getting to the question, the site reminded the actor, “In the upcoming The Avengers 2 and Captain America sequel, you’ll play the Falcon.” And in response to the question, “How are you preparing?” Mackie failed to correct the interviewer that it’s just the Captain America sequel he’ll take part in.
“I’ve actually become a gym rat again,” the actor said preferably, continuing, “But instead of getting bigger -- because the Falcon was written as a man who was 6 foot 4 and 230 pounds; he was massive -- mine is a different take on who he is, as opposed to being specific to the comic book, like all of the Marvel movies. You’ll definitely get your Falcon fix, and I will look amazing!”
Deeper into the Q&A, the interviewer mentioned The Avengers more directly, this time suggesting that Mackie's description of his recent film, The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister And Pete, “sounds like a far cry from the inevitable big-budget push of a blockbuster such as The Avengers...ready for the media blitz that movie will get?” Without correcting The Root yet again, Mackie went on to respond discussing the film industry, his anonymity and modest approach to acting jobs.
Could we be reading too much into things and letting our fanboy-ambitions get the best of us? Of course. However, it is still very much possible and likely that Anthony Mackie will reprise The Falcon role as the newest member of The Avengers’ cinematic team - especially considering credible sources reported that ‘Crossbones’ actor Frank Grillo will do the same. What do you think?
Marvel Studios already describes their highly-anticipated sequel to the No. 3 highest grossing film of all time, “Marvel's The Avengers,” as another “big cinematic event.” And expected to feature the reassembly of iconic Marvel super heroes Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye, Black Widow & Nick Fury taking on a new unexpected enemy, new additions to the superhero team up of a lifetime are possible. Expecting reprisals from Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson, and directed by Joss Whedon from a screenplay by Joss Whedon, “Marvel’s The Avengers” sequel is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since. And set for release May 1, 2015, the film is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. In addition to the sequel, Marvel Studios will release a slate of films based on the Marvel characters including “Iron Man 3” on May 3, 2013; “Thor: The Dark World ” on November 8, 2013; “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” on April 4, 2014; and “Guardians of the Galaxy” on August 1, 2014; and “Ant-Man” on November 6, 2015!
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