Anthony Mackie is the latest confirmed cast member for the upcoming Marvel sequel, Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Mackie is going to play Falcon, an African American superhero!
He's going to be the first African American superhero in a marvel movie!
Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury doesn't really count because he doesn't have "super" powers.
So, how does the 5'10" Mackie plan to prepare to play the 6'3" 245 lb character?
He opened up about the character and his plans for working out, saying:
"He’s known for his physique. He’s described as 6’3″, 245 pounds, so starting Monday, for the next five months until we start shooting, I’m going back to high-school workouts and start doing two-a-days, so I get up to 230 pounds. I’m going to try not to get a job between now and then, so I can really focus on this. Because Chris Evans is in such good shape! I’m just a dude he dragged into the lab that he injected with some shit, but I got to stand next to him. So we shall see!"
That's some real dedication!
He's not going to work between now and the filming of the movie!
Well, he will be working, working his butt off in the gym!
Luckily he got a head start by playing a bodybuilder in Pain and Gain.
Can't wait to see that bod!
[Image via WENN.]
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