The team for The Avengers 2 is starting to really shape up. In addition to the current roster, so far we know the Guardians of the Galaxy would likely show up and now a very familiar Avenger will likely be there too. The Hollywood Reporter says that Anthony Mackie is currently in talks to join the cast of Captain America: The Winter Soldier as Falcon:
While Marvel would not comment nor divulge character details, it is believed that Mackie will portray the Falcon, one of mainstream comics’ first black superheroes and perhaps its first American one.
The character, Sam Wilson, is Harlem-based and had many street adventures with Cap in the 1970s comics, when he served as his partner. He derives his powers from a suit that allows him to fly and enhances his strength. He can also telepathically talk to birds. In current comics, Falcon is a key player in many of Cap’s espionage adventures.
Falcon is also a long-time member of The Avengers and has been a promenant member even in the most recent years.
Hey Marvel, want to make fanboys’ heads pop like ripe tomatoes? Put a line in the movie, or even show it happening, that Falcon’s suit comes from Wakanda.