Anthony Mackie Explains Attraction to ‘Falcon’ In CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER
Delving into the character's comic book history, Gangster Squad actor Anthony Mackie reiterates his attraction to The Falcon role in Marvel's upcoming Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Amid promotional efforts for Gangster Squad, Anthony Mackie recently chatted with Black Film about taking wing his The Falcon in Marvel's anticipated sequel, Captain America: The Winter Soldier. While the actor has discussed the script and costume in past interviews, Mackie now explains what attracted him to the role while also delving into the character's comic book history.
“Every time I go see the comic book movie and I have a 3 year-old son and he’s always telling me he wants to be Spider-Man or Captain America. It’s unfair for little black kids not to have a superhero to look up to. When I got the call about the Falcon that was a no brainer. I feel that this is for a whole generation who has the opportunity to know a superhero like we did. We grew up with Spawn and Meteor Man. Every kid had a pot or can and thought they were Meteor Man, so I’m excited for a bunch of kids to say that I’m the Falcon.”
“The Falcon was a short-lived comic book series. If you look at the time in which they introduced the Falcon and what they were trying to do with him, it was an interesting cool character that wasn’t executed well at all. That’s why when the comic book died, they re-introduced him as a Robin to Captain America’s Batman, just to re-spark the life of the character. It’s one of those things where if you are not a real comic book fan and it was short-lived, you wouldn’t know who he was; whereas Black Panther had a long run with an individual comic book.”
In other news sort of related to Captain America: The Winter Solider, the actor behind the (sub) titular character, Sebastian Stan, recently starred in the play Picnic. And photos from the Broadway surfaced, showing that Stan has bulked up; more than likely in preparation for the Marvel sequel.
Marvel Studios’ “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” will pick-up where the highly anticipated film “Marvel’s The Avengers” leaves off, as Steve Rogers continues his affiliation with Nick Fury and the peacekeeping organization S.H.I.E.L.D, and struggles to embrace his role in the modern world. Starring Chris Evans, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Frank Grillo, Cobie Smulders with Scarlett Johansson and Samuel L. Jackson, and directed by Joe Russo and Anthony Russo from a screenplay by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and is scheduled for release on April 4, 2014.
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