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Writers Of "Captain America" Want To Introduce Falcon (1st African American Superhero) In Sequel

by Tambay A. Obenson
August 26, 2011 1:51 AM
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They’re also intrigued by the chance to explore some of the latter-day additions to the [Captain America] mythos, like... his sidekick The Falcon, one of comics’ first black superheroes. “I want both of them!” says Markus... "Falcon is awesome. We can't play with time so much to have Cap go back to Harlem in the '70's and clean up the streets, but it would be awesome to go straight up, like, 'Shaft' with Cap and the Falcon.

Chris Markus and Stephen McFeely, screenwriters of Captain America: The First Avenger, discussing their options for an expected, eventual sequel to that movie.

So comic book enthusiasts will have to help me out on this one. Wikipedia says Stan Lee introduced Falcon in Captain America #117 (September 1969),calling him the first African American superhero.

His superhero abilities: Empathic link with pet falcon, ability to see through the eyes of nearby birds, flight, skilled martial artist and gymnast.

As noted in the block-quote, he's Captain America's sidekick.

Obviously, none of this means much until words are actually on paper, and the ideas the screenwriters mention above are no longer just options, but definite.

You can read the full interview with NBC Miami's Popcorn Biz site HERE.

Thanks Hasani for the link.

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7 Comments

  • VichusSmith | August 26, 2011 9:18 AMReply

    Black Panther is on DVD and Netflix.

    Gabe Jones ( the Howling Commando who spoke several languages) prelates Falcon as a hero, and Black Panther came before him as a superhero.

  • AccidentalVisitor | August 26, 2011 5:17 AMReply

    {{{ Hey look ma… a negro sidekick. }}}

    Yep.

    Didn't they fail with this in the "Iron Man" films? Blame was first directed at Terrence Howard but the second with Don Cheadle further proved it was the role itself, not the actors. No thanks.

  • Eric | August 26, 2011 4:20 AMReply

    http://www.amazon.com/Captain-America-Whiteness-Dilemma-Superhero/dp/1463688180/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1314375588&sr=8-1

    While looking for a comic about The Falcon, I came across this book. Looks like some people have a problem with any Black superheroes.

  • Laura | August 26, 2011 4:09 AMReply

    Hey look ma... a negro sidekick.

  • Dannii Goldstein | August 26, 2011 3:02 AMReply

    I hope in the sequels, they will include:

    Rikki Barnes, Battlestar, Sharon Carter, Diamondback, Falcon, Golden Girl, Nomad, Rick Jones, Bernie Rosenthal

    I look forward to seeing the following villains in future sequels:

    Baron Zemo, Batroc the Leaper, Crossbones, Doctor Faustus, Grand Director, Hate-Monger, MODOK, Protocide, Serpent Society, Serpent Squad, Sin, Viper

  • Xi | August 26, 2011 2:04 AMReply

    Captain America cleaning up the streets of Harlem? Hahahaha

    I think that's a job for Black Dynamite...or The Black Panther.

    Speaking of which, I watched the first four episodes of The Black Panther on youtube and it's actually a very entertaining piece. I really enjoy the concept. I hope BET adds it to the line up since they are doing this whole revamping thing.

  • Josh | August 26, 2011 1:23 AMReply

    I'm worried because it's the exact same format as Iron Man 2. Hopefully they use the "ultimates" version of Falcon and not the regular version who can talk to birds.

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