Captain America: The Winter Soldier was announced as part of Marvel’s second line-up of films in its foreseeable future. Chris Evans is set to reprise his role as Steve Rogers while Sebastian Stan is set to return as James “Bucky” Barnes, the man who is presumably the Winter Soldier.
Details are scarce as of yet, but with the recently cast Anthony Mackie in the role of Marvel’s first African-American superhero, Falcon, we see how the actor feels on portraying such an iconic character.
Chatting with MTV News, Mackie offers the following on his role:
“It’s amazing. The biggest part of it is, I think kids for so long have been looking for a role model or somebody to look up to. I feel like this being truly the first African-American superhero, being introduced in this movie and in this way, I feel like it’s going to be great. The Russo brothers are great. They’re very funny guys and they’re really smart when it comes to storytelling. I’m interested in how it’s going to turn out, but I’m looking forward to putting on my suit.”
“Marvel is really weird, because they don’t let you read the script. They’re like, ‘Listen, we brought back Robert Downey Jr., so you might want to be down with us,’” he laughed. “But there’s going to be a lot of Anthony in a tight suit kicking ass. Everybody wanted me in spandex, and now you’ve got it — hours of it!”
Mackie still does not know the complete details of the storyline and how his character will fit in, but for those who don’t know, Falcon’s powers include an empathic link with his avian pet, the ability to see through the eyes of nearby birds, and of course, flight.
Whether or not the film will stay true to his character is unknown, but for now, we can only wait and see.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier is set to be released on April 4, 2014. Check out the video interview with Mackie below.