Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014): Anthony Mackie In Talks To Play Falcon



We just learned the official title to the sequel to Captain America: The First Avenger, with “The Winter Soldier,” and now we learn some casting news.

Anthony Mackie is currently in talks with Disney and Marvel Studios to play Falcon, of which THR notes that Mackie is in negotiations to “star along side Chris Evans.”

While Mackie’s exact character is unknown, THR has it that it is indeed, Sam Wilson, Cap’s partner who was first manipulated into battling Captain America by the Red Skull using the cosmic cube.

Mackie can currently be seen in Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter (pictured right), and has appeared in Hugh Jackman’s Real Steel and the upcoming Gangster Squad.

The Russo Bros. are directing Captain America: The Winter Soldier which has an April 4th, 2014 release date and stars Chris Evans.

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