‘Gangster Squad’ actor gabs ‘Winter Soldier’ Falcon

Credits: Marvel Comics
Credits: Marvel Comics

‘Gangster Squad actor gabs ‘Winter Soldier’ Falcon

Just the right overreach and a genre can move from B-movie derision into a blockbuster power play for the major movie industry. Hollywood takes its casting more seriously for super power-up concepts, and more serious actors have been the benefices of an expansive movie-going experience.

On a microcosm, take “Captain America: First Avenger”. Multi-award nominee Tommy Lee Jones, rising star actress Hayley Atwell and proven leading man Chris Evans made a pulp style film gain fans for the Star Spangled Sentinel prior to outstanding scenes in “The Avengers”. More to the point, its solo sequel became a very touted look-for with its promising edgier story line adaptation.

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Anthony Mackie is one of the current additions to the film’s roster, which boasts a script basing off a freshly relevant comics title. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” steps up taking on a spy-fi premise from comics writer  Ed Brubaker’s plot. Mackie has been, since the announcement of his signing on the superhero sequel, that less debatable choice for the role by the sticklers and die-hards. For the pure film audience his candor has made him one to call to the attentive.

Like one interview the New Orleans-actor gave last week to a Ain’t It Cool News on his latest film “Gangster Squad” that also boasts a strong ensemble of latest star arrivals.e Questions bounding the next Captain America movie of course made its way to the fore, and as AICN relays out the Q&A, we get that cool off-the-cuff replies that is sealing Mackie as a fan-fave across the board.

The next Sam Wilson a.k.a. Falcon on the silver screen this time has a more elusive candor, and admits to some interesting certainties.

Okay, I was the first choice for that one. I forgot about that. But that was another one of those things where they are like… Actually wait, was I? I was! You got me, that was it. But I can’t talk about it. I’m in it.

In The Winter Soldier comic book series, Falcon has yet to make an appearance. For “Winter Soldier”, it’s a great advent for Falcon, a perennial ally and hero along Captain America’s continuity, to have an introduction for a diverse audience and keeping to the publication’s flavor of surroundings.

“The Adjustment Bureau” co-star was able to give a little light on what to expect.

First revelating on Falcon:

I will have wings. I will be able to fly. I will be a superhero and fight people, namely The Winter Soldier.

And about stepping into a big budget installment series:

This is what I learned about franchises. They can always cast somebody else and say, “Well that last person died,” or just not address it. You see the second movie, and the guy is a different guy than the first, and they’re like, “Yep, same dude to me.” “I am very happy to be here.” [said in Eddie Murphy’s COMING TO AMERICA voice.]

With some actors, there’s some research right out of the source material.It’s the kind of touch base followers of film adaptations set comfortably knowing that original aspects are coming in to play. That same goes for how Mackie connects off screen can get fed into the breathing adaptation of character dimension gauging silver screen presence for a superhero never fully persona defined in dialogue inside pages.

It was funny; a lot of the research I found was online. My older brother was a huge comic book buff. So when the news came out online, he called me and just gave me the whole rundown. Luckily, I have a lot of friends who weren’t cool growing up, but who are really cool now, so they read a lot of comic books. So I would just call and ask them, and they would send me all of this stuff online, and I got to read a bunch of the old comic books. It’s fortunate, because it’s a take off the comic book, it’s not the exactly storyline of the comic book.


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