Anthony Mackie Shares How He's Preparing For CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER

Offering details for how he's preparing for the role, Sam Wilson actor Anthony Mackie says he's uncertain how exactly the Falcon will translate on the big screen in the Captain America Sequel!

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By DCMarvelFreshman - 9/16/2012


Promoting his latest indie film titled 10 Years, actor Anthony Mackie talked with CS.net/SHH a bit more regarding his role in Marvel's Joe & Anthony Russo-directed sequel, Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Precisely sharing how he's preparing for the role of Sam Wilson, better known as Falcon, Mackie told the blog that he'll soon begin training, even though filming doesn't begin until half a year from now.

In addition, The Hurt Locker actor revealed that he has stacks of 1970 ‘Captain America’ comics by Steve Englehart, who truly helped identify the Falcon. Adding that he finds the “fact that Sam Wilson moved to L.A. to become a drugdealer and a pimp” interesting, Mackie's uncertain how much of that backstory will make it on the big screen. And that's mainly because he's yet to read anything from the script, which is being penned by original Captain America scribes Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely.

Lastly, Anthony Mackie reiterated that he's taking the role, which is Marvel's first real African-American superhero, very seriously, dubbing Sam Wilson/Falcon iconic.




Described as a political thriller, Marvel Studios’ “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” will pick-up where the highly anticipated film “Marvel’s The Avengers” (May 4, 2012) leaves off, as Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) continues his affiliation with Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and S.H.I.E.L.D and struggles to embrace his role in the modern world. With an expected return from James 'Bucky' Barnes (Sebastian Stan), actor Anthony Mackie is also set to star. And Anthony & Joe Russo (“Community,” “You, Me and Dupree”) take over directorial duties from Joe Johnston, who helmed the first film. And “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” hits theaters on April 4, 2014.

Source: CS.net/SHH
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marvel72 - 9/16/2012, 12:16 PM
the pimp/drug dealer part of his origin will be removed from the film,unless disney have got the balls to keep it in.

whats his ultimate origin? they may go for that.
NerdyGeek - 9/16/2012, 12:38 PM
I'm sorry, I'm still worried about the directors.
HULK2099 - 9/16/2012, 12:40 PM
@marvelpsycho79 I'm pretty sure they're gonna use his ultimate costume, but if they find a way to use the classic costume that'd be awesome
marvel72 - 9/16/2012, 12:44 PM
@ cipher

that origin sounds more family friendly,even the ultimate look of the falcon is better.

not a fan of the ultimate universe so coming from me thats a says alot.
marvel72 - 9/16/2012, 12:49 PM
@ TelaVizion

the marvel cinematic universe takes elements from the 616 & ultimate universe's,so maybe they'll keep the bird.

who knows?
zachman2013 - 9/16/2012, 1:24 PM
@ Cipher
you hit it right on the nail.
ScabbyJ - 9/16/2012, 1:28 PM
No way in hell Disney will allow a pimp drug dealer gone superhero
PeterDarker121 - 9/16/2012, 1:37 PM
Also remember that Sam's nephew Jim Wilson has a cameo in The Incredible Hulk, so hopefully, there might be a reference to both characters...
SageMode - 9/16/2012, 1:47 PM
"Disney won't allow a drug dealer turned superhero on screen"

Not at all, they'll just allow an assassin, and Neo-Nazis on film instead...............
siggisuperman - 9/16/2012, 1:49 PM
Why Falcon and not Luke Cage ? It does not compute with me. Bring on Iron Fist and Luke Cage Heroes for Hire movie
DrDoom - 9/16/2012, 2:05 PM
@siggisuperman

Luke Cage and Iron Fist will arrive. Marvel can only make so many movies at a time.
patriautism - 9/16/2012, 2:19 PM
I'm not a big fan of Engleharts Retcon of Falcon as a pimp..That really has always seemed a little racist for me.. A social worker who helped people, changed to a drug dealer and a pimp? I mean come on!!!

Please keep the social worker back story, or just the Ultimate back story Marvel!
TheAbomination - 9/16/2012, 2:27 PM
They'll probably throw out that pimp stuff and make him a SHIELD agent or whatever.
TayDee - 9/16/2012, 2:28 PM
I doubt they'll even give him an origin story in the film. He may just work for shield and be a partner to cap like Bucky. Although he may play a key role, the primary focus should be on Cap and Bucky
tracydavis001 - 9/16/2012, 2:31 PM
Glad he got this,he's a good actor!! But they will lighten his origin!!
dakotaslim - 9/16/2012, 2:41 PM
i keep hearing him boast about being marvel's FIRST iconic african-american hero in their cinematic universe.

lest we forget WAR MACHINE or NICK FURY...?
DrRockso - 9/16/2012, 2:42 PM
He sure is cute
DrDoom - 9/16/2012, 2:44 PM
I hope they give him his outfit. He looked great in Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes.
Hellebus - 9/16/2012, 2:55 PM
@dakotaslim You sir are an idiot. He says its Marvel's first, not the cinematic first. Falcon is the FIRST black hero ever written by Marvel. Get your facts and eyes checked bro.
JULEZ13 - 9/16/2012, 2:59 PM
The script hasn't been written yet? WTF? How are they gonna get everything done by March?
storyteller - 9/16/2012, 3:01 PM
The ultimate universe version of the falcon hasn't been given no back story. He's a scientist for Shield.
randomality85 - 9/16/2012, 3:18 PM
Why does every actor keep forgetting about Blade...
dakotaslim - 9/16/2012, 3:34 PM
@ Hellebus

THANK YOU FOR YOUR ENLIGHTENING WISDOM.

I APOLOGIZE, YOU SEE, I ASSUMED THE ACTOR'S BRAVADO WAS IN QUESTION.

THANK YOU, OH KNOWLEDGABLE ONE, FOR HELPING ME REALIZE THAT TRUE WISDOM RESTS WITHIN THE PISS_ANT TROLLING FOUND IN THE MSG BOARD COMMENTS OF A DAMN COMICBOOKMOVIE WEBSITE.


FORGIVE ME, SIR. YOU ARE CORRECT.

YET, NOW YOUR "BRAVADO" IS IN QUESTION.

BRO.
tripttwe - 9/16/2012, 3:41 PM
@ Hellebus- No Sir, that would be Black Panther. Ease up on the name-calling...
DCMarvelFreshman - 9/16/2012, 3:42 PM
@JULEZ13 It's been written, just not complete or yet to be given to the actors.
beane2099 - 9/16/2012, 3:50 PM
Damn, I just realized that they've recruited a big chink of the Hurt Locker cast in the MCU. Renner, Mackie, and Pearce... okay well that's it. Not as big a chuck as I thought.
Temple - 9/16/2012, 4:02 PM
The fact that there sending all the actors in training and the actors themselves are taking it seriously, I dont see why anyone should worry. If some of you guys are that worried, you should check out "you, me, and dupree". Not an action movie, but the best movie I seened that year. Russo bros are ace. Btw, awesome falcon pic.
DioFoRio - 9/16/2012, 4:16 PM
hope they drop the drug dealer pimp thing...although it would explain the flashy outfit
EarOne - 9/16/2012, 4:24 PM
Falcon's a former drug dealer..Luke Cage's a former criminal..

i think it would be wise if marvel would pick the ultimate version of falcon, otherwise, they might be perceived as stereo- ah- never mind...
TheSoulEater - 9/16/2012, 4:46 PM
Just take out the telepathy with birds part....thats gonna seem SO stupid on the big screen
Ranger14 - 9/16/2012, 5:19 PM
"Why does every actor keep forgetting about Blade..."

They're not referring to the first African American Marvel superhero that had a movie or was in a movie. They are referring to the first African-American superhero in the comics. Falcon's first appearance was 1969. Blade was 1973. Luke Cage was 1972. Black Panther was an African superhero, so technically he was the first black superhero appearing in 1966, but not the first African-American superhero.
lokibane2012 - 9/16/2012, 6:08 PM
The Falcon... iconic?...

Spider-Man. Superman. Batman. Wonder Woman. Iron Man. Captain America. Hulk. Thor. Green Lantern. Flash. X-Men.

THAT is what you call 'iconic'. Not the Falcon. Nobody gives a shit about the Falcon.
Talontd - 9/16/2012, 6:09 PM
@Ranger

Nicely done sir.

@Hellebus

That's how do it without coming off like an @sshole ;)
TheCaptainIsRight - 9/16/2012, 6:15 PM
Am I remembering it wrong, but I seem to think he said that he was honored to play the 'first black superhero', which makes me think that perhaps he's going to be the Black Panther instead and this is just a rouse. He'd be more iconic than the Falcon and no one would really second guess it since the Falcon was in the Winter Soldier story.
Ranger14 - 9/16/2012, 6:22 PM
Talontd@ It really isn't that difficult to play nicely in the same sandbox. ;-) Thanks.

ItWasMe@ Mackie is playing the Falcon and he did say the first African-American superhero.

"I'm playing the Falcon. He's this guy in Harlem who moved to California and became a drug dealer. His plane crashed, and he was genetically altered, and he can fly, has telepathic powers. He's the first African-American superhero."

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=94856
Luther - 9/16/2012, 6:38 PM
@ Ranger14. Sir, Thank you!

I love it when someone shuts up the self proclaimed all knowing ones.
AlienRobotZombieOverlord - 9/16/2012, 6:55 PM
Falcon was the first black major black superhero without the word "black" in his name. He broke stereotypes left and right, an was an equal partner to Captain America in every way in their comic book. He was groundbreaking and remains iconic or that reason.
Growler - 9/16/2012, 7:23 PM
And let's not forget that, for a good few years in the 1970s, the comic in the newsstands wasn't "Captain America". It was "Captain America and The Falcon".

There's a lot of history between the two characters and it would be good to see man-out-of-time Steve Rogers come to befriend a modern African-American, so he could see and learn more through somebody else's eyes and experiences, and thus add to his sense of being out of time.

There's a lot of potential there to make a stunning film with the current talent attached.

I just hope they go for the Ultimate Universe look but keep the 616 bird. That bird could be way cool.
SageMode - 9/16/2012, 7:59 PM
OWLMAN

Have you read any Captain America and Avengers comics with Falcon in it?
mmjoseph - 9/16/2012, 8:47 PM
i happy that we're getting some diversity in this film. I've never heard of Falcon til now, but I will be paying close attention.
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