‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ To Include The Falcon

by on July 17, 2012

in Entertainment

Captain America: The Winter Soldier movie news!

Captain America The Winter Soldier - movie news

In what I deem to be pretty cool news, it’s being reported that Bucky and The Falcon will be in the upcoming Captain America sequel, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, starring Chris Evans.

Sebastian Stan will be reprising his role of Bucky and Anthony Mackie is in negotiations to be playing the character of Sam Wilson, aka, The Falcon.  (Mackie’s recent credits include The Hurt Locker, The Adjustment Bureau, Real Steel, Man on a Ledge.  He can be seen in the upcoming movies Vipaka, Gangster Squad, Runner Runner and Pain and Gain.)

On top of that, the additional news is that the Cap sequel will be taking place after events in Joss Whedon’s The Avengers movie, albeit, recent time.

But before you say, “what?  Bucky?” You need to keep in mind that in the comic book franchise Bucky was saved from that perilous fall into the river from the first movie, but by evil-doers. He was then brainwashed and referred to as the Winter Soldier.

So I’m thinking that Bucky could be the adversary that Steve Rogers faces off against.  At least that’s my GUESS, from seeing the title and knowing what we seem to know.

Captain America and The Falcon (cover art from Marvel's Two Americas)

As far as The Falcon goes, back in the 70’s Captain America and The Falcon were a team in the comics and that was my hayday for Cap and The Falcon.  Aside from Iron Man & Batman (Sorry Marvel for mentioning a DC character) I think The Falcon was sitting third in my all-time favorites list.

The Falcon is mainstream comics’ first African-American superhero.

How The Falcon came about took many steps. (this is the TERSE version)

First, Sam Wilson makes friends with a Falcon and names it Redwing.  He has a strong bond with the bird.  Via some events that don’t need exploring at this juncture, the Red Skull uses the Cosmic Cube to link Sam to Redwing mentally, and with time and practice, that link Sam has becomes a telepathic link to all birds.

Sam and Steve become friends and train to fight crime and created the Falcon persona.  His suit isn’t just a set of tights, but rather a suit that converts sunlight to power, to run miniature high-speed electric turbine fans in his uniform and boots.  The original suit gets trashed somewhere in his history and the Black Panther creates a better suit with all kinds of gadgetry.

(Does this possibly mean we might see the Black Panther in Captain America 2?  Probably not if we go and stick with the first version of the Falcon’s suit, but hey, we’ll see.  It would be a small yet perfect opportunity to insert or introduce the character, that’s for sure!)

Captain America The Winter Solider is scheduled to be release in theaters on May 4, 2014.  That’s a long ways off and already, I can’t wait to see how directors Joe & Anthony Russo will envision The Falcon.




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