Anthony Mackie (an up and comer who starred in ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER, THE HURT LOCKER, and REAL STEEL) got to talking about his upcoming role as Sam Wilson, who’s also known as…the FALCON! He’s set to star alongside Captain America in the next sequel, CAPTAIN AMERICA: WINTER SOLDIER. Here’s what he had to say:
“I will have wings. I will be able to fly. I will be a superhero and fight people, namely The Winter Soldier.“
Research? “It was funny; a lot of the research I found was online. My older brother was a huge comic book buff. So when the news came out online, he called me and just gave me the whole rundown. Luckily, I have a lot of friends who weren’t cool growing up, but who are really cool now, so they read a lot of comic books. So I would just call and ask them, and they would send me all of this stuff online, and I got to read a bunch of the old comic books. It’s fortunate, because it’s a take off the comic book, it’s not the exactly storyline of the comic book.“
He’s terrified about getting replaced: “This is what I learned about franchises. They can always cast somebody else and say, ‘Well that last person died,’ or just not address it. You see the second movie, and the guy is a different guy than the first, and they’re like, ‘Yep, same dude to me.’”
Anthony Mackie stars alongside Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Scarlett Johansson, Frank Grillo, and Sebastian Stan. The film, from Anthony and Joe Russo, opens April 4th, 2014.