11:48am PT by Graeme McMillan
Anthony Mackie Wants the Falcon to Appear in Most New Marvel Films
Anthony Mackie did his best to steal the show from Chris Evans in last summer’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, playing the charming, funny and high-flying Sam Wilson, aka the Falcon. Although he’s set to return in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War, Mackie’s open to making many more Marvel appearances. Many, many more.
Asked if he’ll cameo in this year’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, Mackie told IAmRogue.com, “I hope. At this point, I have not. I hope, I hope, I hope, I hope. They’re doing reshoots and that’s why I’m letting them know I’m available. So whatever weekend they want me there, I’ll fly myself out and shoot whatever scene they want me in. Even if it’s like, ‘Oh man! It’s Iron Man and Hulk.’”
Warming to the theme, he joked, “I heard today in one of the interviews that someone thought I was in Ant-Man. I hope so! I hope I’m in Ant-Man. I hope I’m in Hulk 3, I hope I’m in Thor 3 and Guardians of the Galaxy 2. Me and Groot can boogie!” We can but hope James Gunn heard that last part, if nothing else.
Mackie also talked about his hopes for the return of the Falcon in Civil War — and, specifically, his hopes for what the Falcon will look like in the movie. “I’ve been emailing with people over at Marvel,” he said. “I’ve been putting it out there in the [ether] that I’m going to have a new and improved costume and come out all flashy in spandex. So I’m hoping that I get a new and improved costume. That’s my whole thing. I’ve just been saying it, hoping that they’ll read it and say, ‘All right, we have to give Anthony a new costume.’”
He’s after more than just a costume, however. “I want my bird, man. I want my bird!” he joked. There’s no doubt that many Marvel comic fans would agree with that — after all, is the Falcon really the Falcon without Redwing?
Captain America: Civil War will be released May 6, 2016.