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Anthony Mackie has been making the media rounds promoting his new movie 10 Years, which means a whole lot of people have had the chance to quiz him about his role in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. We’ve been excited ever since Mackie first landed the role as the Falcon, and now he’s finally opening up about what drew him to the role.
“It’s amazing,” he told MTV News in a recent interview. “The biggest part of it is, I think kids for so long have been looking for a role model or someone to look up to. I feel like this being truly the first African American superhero, being introduced in this movie and in this way, I feel like it’s going to be great.”
Although he hasn’t seen a copy of The Winter Soldier, he did say he had a “meet-and-greet” with Marvel where they gave him a tease of what the story is about. Mackie said that the story — as he’s heard it from the lips of Marvel executives — will fit into the Winter Soldier storyline in the comics.
“There’s going to be a lot of Anthony in a tight suit kicking ass,” he said. “Everybody wanted me in Spandex, and now you’ve got it — hours of it!”
Source: SpinOff Online