Anthony Mackie in talks for Captain America sequel

He'll play Falcon in The Winter Soldier

Marvel have only just announced a new title for their Captain America sequel (it's now known as Captain America: The Winter Soldier), but the news keeps coming thick and fast, with Anthony Mackie reportedly in talks to join the superhero vehicle.

THR is reporting that Mackie has been tapped up to play the role of Falcon, noted for being one of the first black superheroes in mainstream comics. The alter-ego of Harlem local Sam Wilson, Falcon served as Cap's partner in the comics of the '70s, deriving his powers from a suit that both enhances his strength and allows him to fly.

The character on the page was also capable of communicating telepathically with birds, although we'd be surprised if that facet of his personality made it onto the big screen. Mackie isn't confirmed for the role at present, but talks are thought to be progressing well.

As for plot details surrounding the film as a whole, Marvel are playing things fairly close to their chest. At present, Chris Evans is the only cast member nailed on to return, although we'd expect Sebastian Stan to reappear, since his character Bucky Barnes is the one who becomes the brainwashed Russian assassin known as Winter Soldier.

Beyond that, all we know is that the film will jump between events set in WW2 and the modern-day setting in which the last film ended. Directed By Anthony and Joe Russo, Captain America: The Winter Soldier will open in the US on 4 April 2014, with a UK release date to be confirmed.

Would Mackie make a good addition to the cast? Tell us, below! 


    • carychen

      Jul 17th 2012, 15:01

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    • Ali1748

      Jul 17th 2012, 16:57

      Damn I was hoping Mackie would land The Black Panther.

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    • SiMan

      Jul 17th 2012, 16:59

      Although I didn't really think he was particularly that good (or bad to be honest - he was just 'meh') i hope they recast the same guy who played Bucky. I always hated it when they recast a part for the sequel.

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    • FBJRider

      Jul 18th 2012, 18:08

      Damn it Totalfilm, you just spoiled it for me telling me who Winter Soldier is... But seriously it was obvious from the moment they were in talks of a sequel that it would have this story arc. Falcon is a pretty good addition to the on-screen Mar-verse (That's not a very good mash up, I'm very sorry).

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