Marvel wants Gangster Squad star Anthony Mackie to play Falcon in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, slated for Spring 2014.
Falcon — one of Marvel's first African-American superheroes — was BFFs with Captain A back in the comics of the '70s.
Little is known about the sequel's plot, but we do know Falcon
talks to psychically communicates with birds!
We LOVE birds!!
Chris Evans will, of course, return as super-awesome super-
hottiepatriot Captain America.
Between Iron Man 3, Thor 2, an Avengers sequel, and whatever new franchises they plan on spawning — coughcoughBlackWidowcoughcough — those folks at Marvel sure do have their hands full right now!
Luckily they've already made about sixty trillion dollars this year so they can afford to expand their employee base!
[Image via WENN.]
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