Marvel has officially released the latest poster for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, featuring Falcon. For those who don’t have any idea about the movie, Anthony Mackie is playing Falcon, with Chris Evans, in the sequel to Captain America: The First Avenger, which is directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, with Samuel L. Jackson playing Nick Fury.
Stan Lee started off with Falcon in Captain America #117 (September 1969), making him “the first African-American superhero.”
In the current version of the film the falcon is a key player in many of Cap spying adventures, unlike the previous street adventures version.
His supernatural powers include: empathic link with his pet falcon, has the ability to see through the eyes of nearby birds, can fly, is skilled in martial arts and gymnastics. Mackie is very excited over his role in the project, he is taking this project very seriously because “he considers The Falcon to be an iconic role as Marvel’s first real African American superhero.”
Captain America: Winter Soldier hits the theaters on April 4, 2014.