Hot on the heels of Marvel's announcement at Comic-Con over the weekend that the upcoming "Captain America 2" had been renamed "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" comes this latest bombshell: Anthony Mackie is in talks to join the cast — and he'll be playing the high-flying Falcon.
Looks like the supervillains might as just retire right now.
Here's a quick run down for the uninitiated: In the comic books, The Falcon is a social worker named Sam Wilson who takes to the skies to fight crime thanks to a special suit that allows him to soar alongside his telepathically-linked pet falcon, Red Wing. He also acts as Captain America's best friend and right hand man, assisting with everything from shutting down small time hoods to saving the universe.
And now he appears ready to take on the same role in the movies, as The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that "The Hurt Locker's" Mackie is in negotiations to star as The Falcon in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." And it's likely to be a fairly important role, considering the "Winter Soldier" is Bucky — the man Wilson replaced as Cap's partner.
So does this mean we can expect to see Marvel's newest superhero join the ranks of Earth's Mightiest heroes in "Avengers 2?" Well, you know what they say: Birds of a feather...