After the success of his appearance in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Anthony Mackie has joined the cast for the big one.
He will reprise his role as The Falcon in Joss Whedon’s upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron, due to hit screens next year.
The story goes that he had to wait a while before learning the news, and had spent some time bugging his good friend Chris Evans (Captain America) to tell home whether he was in or not. Well, eventually the call came and all’s good.
The Falcon was definitely one of the main highlights for me of the altogether excellent Captain America sequel earlier this year, and I’m thrilled to see him back for the main event!
The Avengers: Age of Ultron has a UK release date of 24th April 2015, and a US release date of 1st May 2015.
Marvel have just announced that the Captain America sequel will be officially titled Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
It has a US release date of the 4th April 2014, with no dates yet for Australia, Canada or the UK.
For those not familiar with this Captain America story arc, The Winter Soldier is a Russian assassin from WWII who is kept in cryogenic stasis when not on missions, hence hasn't aged since the end of the war. His real identity is somewhat more interesting…
The other rumour currently doing the rounds is that of Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker) being cast as Falcon in the upcoming movie. Back in 1969, when the Falcon was introduced as one of the world's first black superheroes, he became Cap's closest ally.
Currently Chris Evans is the only confirmed star to sign on.
Keep posted for more details as they emerge.