Anthony Mackie Shares How He Educated Himself on the Falcon Character for CAPTAIN AMERICA Sequel

Let’s be honest, being a  comic book buff wasn’t always such a cool thing to be.  But luckily things have changed a bit and superheroes are popular again – well, at least in movies they are (it’s still a little bit more of a struggle for the comic books themselves to regain their stride.)

Anyway, Marvel is banking on its popularity as much as possible now and the sequels are going on full stride.  Here, Anthony Mackie talks about his role as the Falcon, a.k.a. Sam Wilson, in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

“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.”

And just so you know, he did reveal that his character, as in the comic books, will be able to fly.

“I will be a superhero and fight people, namely The Winter Soldier.”

via Collider.

Here’s the synopsis of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, via Blastr:

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER (Marvel) will be available in 3D.
Releases on 4/4/14. CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER will pick up where “Marvel’s The Avengers” leaves off, as Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world. The film stars Chris Evans in the title role and will be directed by brothers Anthony and Joe Russo.

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