Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Future Of Film
The 100 Greatest Video Games
The Making Of The West Wing
Subscribe To Empire Today
Save money and get 12 issues for only £25
Go Think Big
Helping young people achieve their career dreams
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
James Wan Directing The Conjuring Sequel
He's headed back to horror
Kim Basinger Joins The Nice Guys
As a corrupt chief justice
John Carter Could Return To Mars
As Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc. takes the rights back from Disney
Natalie Dormer Ventures Into The Forest
She's set for the supernatural thriller
Re-Release Trailer For 2001: A Space Odyssey
Daisy, Daisy....
Magic Faraway Tree Film Planned
Sam Mendes is producing an Enid Blyton adaptation
Patrick Stewart Enters The Green Room
He'll play a white supremacist
Meryl Streep Heads For Florence
Hugh Grant also aboard Stephen Frears' latest
Billy Boyd To Sing The Hobbit's Closing Credits Song
Viggo Mortensen breathes a sigh of relief
Sean Bean Set For The Martian
Get your 'when does he die?' jokes out now...
Conjuring Sequel Delayed Until 2016
Another New Line horror will take its place in 2015
Eli Roth Gets Cabin Fever Again
Producing a remake of his 2002 original
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
14 October 2014
Robert Downey Jr. In Talks For Captain America 3
Tony Stark vs. Steve Rogers? It's (Civil) war...
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Avengers: Age Of Ultron
24 April 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Thor: The Dark World (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Runner Runner (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Pain & Gain
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Anthony Mackie Could Be Falcon
In Captain America: The Winter Soldier

16 July 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

submit to reddit

Anthony Mackie Could Be Falcon

Things are really getting moving on the Captain America sequel front: Marvel revealed last month that Joe and Anthony Russo would be directing the movie, and the company followed that up this weekend at Comic-Con, announcing that the film would be called Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Today it has gone one better, bringing word via The Hollywood Reporter that Anthony Mackie is in talks to play Falcon.

With the new title comes plenty of fodder for speculation that the sequel is built around the return of Cap’s best pal and sidekick Bucky Barnes (as played by Sebastian Stan in the first movie), last seen plummeting to a snowy doom from a speeding train winding its away around a mountain. Though the comics run had Bucky returning as a brainwashed Russian agent called the Winter Soldier, it’s more likely that the character will have a slightly different origin in the sequel.

Falcon, meanwhile, is the alter ego of Sam Wilson, one of mainstream comics’ earliest black superheroes. First appearing in September 1969, he went on to work alongside Steve Rogers using a special suit that gave him enhanced strength, the power to fly and the ability to telepathically talk to birds. While this idea – birds of prey helping out in a battle – is naturally cinematic in a way that Alfred Hitchcock could only dream about, we also have a vision of him sending a flock of pigeons to crap on the bad guys’ cars. We’d expect Wilson’s origin to also get a tweak in the movie written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.

Assuming he signs, Mackie should be a fine addition to the cast, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier will march to our cinemas on April 4, 2014. The actor is currently on screens in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, and will next be seen in Gangster Squad, due November 9.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Neal Moritz Plans New Sleeping Beauty
Snoozing girl turns comedy stalker?
Hugh Laurie May Be Robocop's Villain
UPDATE: He's no longer in talks

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire Meets Jason Bateman And Tina Fey
The stars of This Is Where I Leave You hang out

The Scariest Film Of The Year? Jennifer Kent On The Babadook
The director talks us through her terrifying new film

10 Horror Spin-Offs We Want To See
After Annabelle, what other supporting characters deserve their own film?

Documentaries: What Happened Next
We track down and interview the stars of great non-fiction films

Your Introductory Guide To That DC Movie Slate
Suicide Squad? Cyborg? Aquaman? We explain who’s who in the DC Universe

Captain America 3, Iron Man And Civil War: Where Next For The Marvel Cinematic Universe?
What to make of today's Marvel news

Interactive Gallery: Explore Iconic Movie Spacesuits
Explore the fabric of space-time

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)