Anthony Mackie Suits Up as Falcon on Set of Captain America Sequel
With Captain America: The Winter Soldier now in production, photos have already begun to leak from the set, including a first look at Chris Evans and Scarlet Johansson in their superhero costumes and the duo confronting Max Hernandez as S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Jasper Sitwell. While Evans, Johansson and Hernandez are all Marvel Cinematic Universe alums, fans have yet to see some of the newcomers in The Winter Soldier.
However, now Comic Book Movie has posted the first behind-the-scenes images of Anthony Mackie as The Falcon, giving the best look yet at the character’s design for the upcoming sequel.
“I’m happy to say that I’m in a good deal of the movie and I play an integral part with Captain America taking down the Winter Soldier,” Mackie said in April. “It’s great. They started the shoot 2 1/2 weeks ago and once I finished doing press for Pain & Gain, I go in and join them. I’ve been doing combat training and fitness training just to get prepared. It’s going to be something and I’m excited for it.”
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, the sequel also stars Sebastian Stan (Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier), Toby Jones (Arnim Zola), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill), Emily VanCamp (Sharon Carter), Frank Grillo (Crossbones) and Robert Redford. Captain America: The Winter Soldier opens April 4, 2014.