On-Set Pics Of Anthony Mackie Suited-Up As Falcon

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by Tambay A. Obenson
May 1, 2013 3:21 PM
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Nothing too special yet; it's all green screen work, so expect some CG additions later. But it's a start, and a glimpse of what's to come. 

I'll leave the *thumbs up* or *thumbs down* or *thumbs sideways* to the fanboys and girls who live for this stuff.

A quick recap... Anthony Mackie is playing Falcon, alongside Chris Evans, in the sequel to Captain America: The First Avenger (to be titled Winter Soldier), which is being directed by Joe and Anthony Russo.

Stan Lee introduced Falcon in Captain America #117 (September 1969),calling him "the first African American superhero."

The character, Sam Wilson, is Harlem-based and had many street adventures with Cap in the 1970s comics, when he served as his partner. In current comics, Falcon is a key player in many of Cap's espionage adventures.

His superhero abilities include: an empathic link with his pet falcon, has the ability to see through the eyes of nearby birds, can fly, is skilled in martial artist, and is a gymnast.

Winter Soldier will center heavily on the apparent resurrection of Bucky Barnes, played in Captain America: The First Avenger by Sebastian Stan.

Mackie is certainly excited about the opportunity to play Falcon, and as noted in an interview he did with SuperheroHype.com last fall, he's taking it all very seriously, because "he considers The Falcon to be an iconic role as Marvel's first real African-American superhero."

Production on Captain America: Winter Soldier is underway for a April 4, 2014 release date.

More pics below courtesy of Comic Book Resources:


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  • mohouze404 | May 2, 2013 7:31 AMReply

    Created by: Stan Lee and Jack Kirby

    1st appearance: Fantastic Four #52 (July 1966)

    Notes: T’challa is the 1st black superhero in history as well as the first African superhero.

  • Dee | May 1, 2013 11:02 PMReply

    @MOHOUZE404 Falcon is the first African American super hero. The Black Panther is the first black superhero but he isn't American. They are right. T'Challa is from Wakanda.

  • mohouze404 | May 1, 2013 10:54 PMReply

    The Falcon is NOT the first black / African American superhero. That honor would belong to Black Panther who was introduced in 1966!

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