CAPTAIN AMERICA: TWS: Anthony Mackie On The Falcon's Telepathy, AVENGERS 2 & More

CAPTAIN AMERICA: TWS: Anthony Mackie On The Falcon's Telepathy, AVENGERS 2 & More

In an interview with Screenrant, the Pain And Gain actor is quizzed about his role in the upcoming Marvel sequel. He manages to sidestep a few questions very well, but does reveal a few new details. Read on for more..

Mackie has already spoken about playing The Falcon in Captain America: The Winter Soldier but most of the questions have been about his costume and his training regime to get in shape for the role. Screenrant try to mix it up a bit in their interview, and come right out and ask him about some of the things that have been on fan's mind since it was announced that the character was going to get the big screen treatment. When asked whether this version of The Falcon will have a telepathic link with birds, Mackie remains coy but does reveal that this Falcon will be an amalgamation of three different comic versions of the character.

"What they do is the Falcon has had two or three incarnations over the life of the character, so they took all three and formed it into one character. They released the photos of my character in his uniform about two weeks ago, so all of that stuff we’re figuring out and we’re going to play into taking down the Winter Soldier."

On whether the Russo brothers' previous work on Arrested Development will mean a more comedic tone.

"You know what, it doesn’t feel that way. The Russo brothers are very good as far as putting people in a situation that’s funny and letting them find their way out. But also with this movie, what they’re doing that’s really cool is allowing us to find those dark beats. They’re allowing us to really make those characters real people as opposed to slapstick comedy cartoons."

He is then asked if he'll stay "ripped" for The Avengers sequel.

"I hope so. I hope. I don’t know if I’m in Avengers 2 yet, but if I am, I’m definitely going to do my damnedest to try."

For the full interview click the link below.

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Jollem - 4/24/2013, 7:37 AM
"They’re allowing us to really make those characters real people as opposed to slapstick comedy cartoons."

now yer thinkin' outside the box
FrenzyFreak - 4/24/2013, 7:41 AM
Thank god this one wont have a lot of comedy.
ruadh - 4/24/2013, 7:48 AM

Wondering the same thing! Seems like a lot of articles on get posted half finished, and then they keep adding to it for an hour or so. Eventually it will have more quotes, then pictures, etc.
AmazingFantasy - 4/24/2013, 7:53 AM
I smell a IM3 spolier headed this way
datNAMEtho - 4/24/2013, 7:56 AM
He should've been John Stewart.
jessepostal - 4/24/2013, 7:58 AM
Ror it's the Russo brothers
GeekyCheekyChic - 4/24/2013, 8:01 AM
looking forward to how Falcon is interpreted for the big screen
JADEDPUNKHULK - 4/24/2013, 8:02 AM
GeekyCheekyChic - 4/24/2013, 8:02 AM
cool twist info PP... can't wait to see it play out on screen. thanks for sharing.
thebearjew - 4/24/2013, 8:05 AM
JADEDPUNKHULK - 4/24/2013, 8:05 AM
JADEDPUNKHULK - 4/24/2013, 8:06 AM
TruBeliever - 4/24/2013, 8:06 AM
@PresentPast you are an annoying POS. Allow the fans to go watch the movie and be shocked or outraged when its discovered. Who gives you the right to ruin the joy of seeing a movie. I love my comics and their stories , but I also understand some things do not translate well to the big screen and changes need to be made. Some one please rip the stick out of PRESENTPAST @$$ so I can make room to shove my foot in there.
thebearjew - 4/24/2013, 8:10 AM
how do people know the ending?? Already i know not everyone here is in hollywood

What the [frick]
JADEDPUNKHULK - 4/24/2013, 8:11 AM
GeekyCheekyChic - 4/24/2013, 8:14 AM
If you want to reach the true fans I suggest the Marvel website forums and twitter...if you really want to organize a boycott. As you can plainly read nobody here is joining you in your fight. Not being mean I'm just saying your effort would be better spent if in fact a boycott of Iron Man 3 is your goal. Everyone here thinks you are a some kid without friends just trying to be a dick...prove them wrong- go on twitter and tweet Feige, go to Marvel dot com and post those Spock would say "Its only logical"
thebearjew - 4/24/2013, 8:15 AM
presentpast movie doesnt come out til may 3rd jack ass
JADEDPUNKHULK - 4/24/2013, 8:16 AM
GeekyCheekyChic - 4/24/2013, 8:16 AM
he read the details of the movie based off of press screenings. the movie has been screened in some areas overseas and the US
JADEDPUNKHULK - 4/24/2013, 8:17 AM
capcyclopsftw - 4/24/2013, 8:17 AM
Wow, my comment was deleted but PresentPast's aren't? WTF?
GeekyCheekyChic - 4/24/2013, 8:18 AM
but there are no manbutts here for him :)
darkjoker1 - 4/24/2013, 8:18 AM
wait Falon going to be the avengers 2 sweet :D
GeekyCheekyChic - 4/24/2013, 8:20 AM
with all the pretty girls in Australia I would imagine you have better things to do than care about Iron Man 3 ? Why not be happy and sit back with a cold beer and check out the hot Aussie girls while you wait for Man of Steel ? Superman is a god ya know.
rorywilliams - 4/24/2013, 8:23 AM
*Ignores unrelated Mandarin rant*

Mackie seems like a cool guy. I hope he does get to appear in Avengers 2. It seems likely though with what they're doing with Falcon in the cartoon. I'm predicting they're gonna make a diversity play and try to include Falcon along with Carol Danvers or the Wasp. Maybe both.
JADEDPUNKHULK - 4/24/2013, 8:24 AM
screechop - 4/24/2013, 8:30 AM
@PastPresent what is your end game here, jesus. I heard about the twist before you started blasting it all over this site. But now you're just giving away the major plot points for the entire movie with that last comment. Seriously fick off. I don't give a shit if you're not happy with the ending, I still want to see the movie and make my own opinion. So they altered the character, who cares. Tony Stark in these movies isn't the Tony Stark I read in the comics, he's an interperation with similarities and differences to create something new. These movies are an outlet to tell a different story, allow people the chance to see the movie for themselves and make their own opinion. I couldn't care less about the twist, yeah it's not a direct copy of the Mandarins history or even his character but I still have those comics and those stories at home. I go to the movies to see something different and I would've been entertained by this movie until you came here and started giving everything away. Go to hell, you're ruining this site for me. I come here to get the latest news and gossip for movie adaptations of my favourite books, I hardly post but felt the need to tell you off. NOBODY GIVES A SHIT HOW YOU FEEL! and if they do they're kind enough to keep it to themselves.
GeekyCheekyChic - 4/24/2013, 8:31 AM
I want Falcon, Iron Patriot, Ant Man and Wasp in Avengers 2.
I would love to see Black Panther also but I can't see 3 bruthas joining the squad ;) unless Marvel wants to prove that theory false.
Projected roster:
Cap Hulk Thor Iron Man Falcon Black Widow Ant Man Wasp with a maybe to War Machine/Iron Patriot (sorry Hawkeye)
GeekyCheekyChic - 4/24/2013, 8:36 AM
yes that pic looks stupid. fingers crossed I'm wrong on how it looks...also hoping he can't 'talk' to birds telepathically. I prefer a SHIELD agent type like Black Widow and Hawkeye. Well skilled, tactical mind and above average physical prowess...not super human in any aspect.
Neek2086 - 4/24/2013, 8:41 AM
Everyone can get mad at presentpast but we should really be mad at Kevin Feige.. Just let the movie release at the same time everywhere. Until May 3rd everyone is gonna have to deal with presentpast becuz u can't stop someone from creating new accounts.. If u think this is bad just wait until Thor, cap, GOTG and etc.. That's why I'm glad MOS isn't doing that or The Wolverine..
InfiniteMonkey - 4/24/2013, 8:42 AM
Someone needs butthurt cream...
GeekyCheekyChic - 4/24/2013, 8:54 AM
what I don't get is why not go to twitter- use the #IronMan and post all the spoilers. If the end game is a boycott of Iron Man 3 then the 20 or so people he spoiled the movie for(here at cbm) would just be a great big fail. Take it to twitter and spoil it for millions... send a few tweets to Kevin Feige and Marvel- they made the movie.
kevberg - 4/24/2013, 9:00 AM
I agree , These spoilers wouldn't happen as much if they would release at closer or the same release dates.

and Feige should learn from the MANDARIN fiasco. YOU cannot..I repeat CANNOT change the characters that drastically and not expect fans to get Pissed.

TDKR sucked because they simply got Batman wrong...right off the bat. I don't give a rats ass how many oscars it was up for. If they think that was aexample to shoot for, then they missed what fans love about this.
Dinotron - 4/24/2013, 9:22 AM
on the link anthony says chris evans isnt bigin this movie :O
jessepostal - 4/24/2013, 9:27 AM
Yes blame Kevin Feige because of the spoilers, not the fact that your going on a website that does its job called Comicbookmovie. Everyone wants to point their fingers somewhere else, but this happens every time. Don't read the comments plain and simple, or don't even come here until you see the movie. It's nobody's fault but your own and futurepast for obvious reasons
TheRedSkull - 4/24/2013, 9:51 AM
So excited for this movie. But it'll only be me who likes it, the same as The First Avenger...Under rated or what
jessepostal - 4/24/2013, 10:00 AM
@redskull, tfa is the best of the mcu pre avengers!
PsyGuy - 4/24/2013, 10:32 AM
How about we simply stop entertaining this spoiler-happy poster? No more attention = no more spoilers.
RetroFit - 4/24/2013, 11:24 AM
I really wish they'd inject just a dash of red into that black ensemble. It's like X-Men and GI Joe all over again. Boring, generic black leather or military vests. BOOOO! Give me a dash of colour! I am super excited to see the Falcon in this movie, though! Him and Nomad were my favourite Cap buddies.
TruBeliever - 4/24/2013, 11:35 AM
@ Gusto You make me laugh everyday. Out loud most of the time.
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