It's nice to finally hear some information about the Falcon in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Last week actor Anthony Mackie, who is playing Sam Wilson/Falcon, briefly spoke about his role as Marvel Studios' first African-American big screen superhero and how honored he is to have the role.
But Mackie didn't stop there and in another interview with Vulture, he went into more detail about his new superhero role.
"[Sam Wilson] is known for his physique. He's described as 6'3", 245 pounds, so starting Monday, for the next five months until we start shooting, I'm going back to high-school workouts and start doing two-a-days, so I get up to 230 pounds." Sounds major! "I'm going to try not to get a job between now and then, so I can really focus on this. Because Chris Evans is in such good shape! I'm just a dude he dragged into the lab that he injected with some shit, but I got to stand next to him. So we shall see! When I got the part, I called my brother, and I told him, 'Guess what I'm doing.' And I told him the movie and who I was playing, and he literally just gave me a litany of history about this character. He went in his closet, and he dug out a copy of the very first Captain America with the Falcon in it. So I said to him, 'Holy shit, you're an Über-nerd!'
"I feel like every kid deserves a hero, you know?" he said. "And now that Spider-Man is Latino, I'm happy that little black kids are going to have the opportunity to say, 'Hey, I want to be the Falcon.' You know? So it's cool."
The next question is, what will Falcon's suit look like? Everyone will have to wait patiently for this answer until Cap 2 starts shooting in March.
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