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Speaking with News Day, actor Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker, The Adjustment Bureau) discusses his recent casting as Sam Wilson/The Falcon in Marvel Studios' highly anticipated sequel Captain America: The Winter Soldier. He gives a run down of the character's biography, and reveals that it's a "huge honor" for him to be portraying the first African-American superhero in mainstream comics as well as being somebody that his son, nephews and nieces could idolize. For News Day's full interview with Mackie (in which he discusses the impact that The Hurt Locker has had on his career, among other things), click the link below.


"I’m playing the Falcon. He’s this guy in Harlem who moved to California and became a drug dealer. His plane crashed, and he was genetically altered, and he can fly, has telepathic powers. He’s the first African-American superhero. It makes me feel all the work I’ve done has been paying off. I have a son, nephews and nieces, and I love the idea that they can dress up as the Falcon on Halloween. They now have someone they can idolize. That’s a huge honor for me."


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Wikipedia is also saying the Falcon was the first African-American superhero in mainstream comic books, and I thought "wasn't Black Panther before the Falcon?" I checked and I was right; Black Panther debuted in 1966, and the Falcon in 1969. Then I realized, Black Panther is black, but he's not African-American, he's just African.

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I don't see why they would. The guy was good and he isn't a high profile actor so it's not like he's gonna demand a ton a money for being him. Short of something tragic, I see him as Bucky/Winter Soldier.

It's possible they WANT a high profile actor. Maybe they felt Captain America underperformed because of a lack of appealing star power. The Iron Mans had solid star power (Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeff Bridges, Terrance Howard, Scarlett Johansen, Mickey Rourke...remember that RDJ was considered washed up before the first IM), Thor had Anthony Hopkins and Natalie Portman. Captain America's biggest name were Tommy Lee Jones and Hugo Weaving, and neither of them are really enough to attract mainstream interest, and they won't be back in the next one anyway. Chris Evans hasn't really become really popular off his Marvel role the way Chris Hemsworth has (or RDJ, but with him it was a come back). Hemsworth I think has the star power to carry a film with his name, Evans does not. Maybe they think they need a hot name to create excitement over Captain America 2?


Now, I think Cap's movie was just as good as Thor's, arguably better. It did almost exactly as much business in the US with a worse release date, and weaker international interest is to be expected with a movie called Captain America, but I think the phenomenon that was The Avengers is a game changer for the Cap brand overseas, so I doesn't think they need to bring some name in to boost up the profile of a sequel. Moving it up from it's April 4th release date into summer would probably help though.


I just typed all of that to then find this article, confirming Sebastian Shaw is reprising his role as Bucky and the Winter Soldier.


So Nick, why would you want a recasting for Bucky? You didn't like him in the first movie?

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Well Hugo Weaving doesn't wanna play Red Skull again.


Don’t expect Hugo Weaving to reprise his role as Red Skull in future Marvel films.

During a recent conversation with Collider, Weaving was asked whether he had any plans to return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As most actors are signed on to multi-picture deals, it seemed like a fair question, but Weaving gave the impression he wanted to put put some distance between himself and his role in Captain America: The First Avenger.

“I think the tendency, with those films, would be to probably not bring a villain back. They might for The Avengers, but I didn’t think I’d be in Captain America 2 or 3. I don’t think Red Skull will be there,” Weaving said. “And it’s not something I would want to do again.”

With that being said, Weaving made it clear he has no hard feelings toward Marvel and is glad he joined the project. But he also said he hopes he won’t be asked back.

“I did sign up for a number of pictures and I suppose, contractually, I would be obliged to, if they forced me to, but they wouldn’t want to force someone to do it, if they didn’t want to,” he said. “I think I’ve done my dash with that sort of film. It was good to do it and try it out, but to be honest, it’s not the sort of film I seek out and really am excited by. As an actor, to do all sorts of different films is great. It stretches you in different ways. But, I increasingly like to go back to what I used to always do, which is to get involved with projects that I really have a personal affiliation with.”

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Here's that whole interview. His feelings toward transformers are actually a lot more harsh.



As the voice of Megatron, has Michael Bay called about the next Transformers movie yet?


WEAVING: No. That’s a weird job for me because it honestly was a two-hour voice job, initially. I was doing a play and I actually didn’t have time, anyway. It was one of the only things I’ve ever done where I had no knowledge of it, I didn’t care about it, I didn’t think about it. They wanted me to do it. In one way, I regret that bit. I don’t regret doing it, but I very rarely do something if it’s meaningless. It was meaningless to me, honestly. I don’t mean that in any nasty way. I did it. It was a two-hour voice job, while I was doing other things. Of course, it’s a massive film that’s made masses of money. I just happened to be the voice of one of the iconic villainous characters. But, my link to that and to Michael Bay is so minimal. I have never met him. I was never on set. I’ve seen his face on Skype. I know nothing about him, really. I just went in and did it. I never read the script. I just have my lines, and I don’t know what they mean. That sounds absolutely pathetic! I’ve never done anything like that, in my life. It’s hard to say any more about it than that, really.

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Frank Grillo Confirmed To Play Crossbones In CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER



As previously speculated, it has now been confirmed that Frank Grillo (The Grey) will play the villainous Crossbones in Marvel Studios' Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Read on for details!



Last week, actor Frank Grillo Tweeted about meeting with Marvel for something Captain America related (you can read those tweets HERE). This led to speculation from fans that the actor would portray Crossbones in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Well, our theories have now been confirmed as Variety have revealed that the actor will indeed play the villain in the highly anticipated Marvel Studios sequel.







Frank Grillo confirmed as Crossbones in Marvel's CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER.







Thanks all!! Couldn't be happier to join the Marvel family. Great people. Great character and. My kids will freak out best of all.


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So Robert Redford is now confirmed to be in this, as the “head of S.H.I.E.L.D.” I seem to remember that the black Nick Fury from Ultimate that was modeled after Sam Jackson was brought into the 616 as the son of the traditionally white 616 Nick Fury. So maybe he'll be playing Nick Fury Sr in flashback scenes that take place after WWII but before today?
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