It was announced a while ago that Anthony Mackie would be playing the role of The Falcon in the upcoming Captain America Sequel, Captain America: The Winter Soldeir. Now we are hearing from him for the first time about what the role means to him.

Sam Wilson, AKA, The Falcon is a really interesting character. Not only is hie on the of first black super heroes, but he’s also one of the first to come over from a criminal past.

It will be interesting to see how big a role Falcon plays in the film. If they go with the Ed Brubaker Winter Soldier storyline, he’ll probably get more screen time than Don Cheadle got in Iron Man 2.

I’m playing the Falcon. He’s this guy in Harlem who moved to California and became a drug dealer. His plane crashed, and he was genetically altered, and he can fly, has telepathic powers. He’s the first African-American superhero. It makes me feel all the work I’ve done has been paying off. I have a son, nephews and nieces, and I love the idea that they can dress up as the Falcon on Halloween. They now have someone they can idolize. That’s a huge honor for me.

Source: Comingsoon