Anthony Mackie on The Falcon's Telepathy and THE AVENGERS 2
In a recent interview with ScreenRant, Anthony Mackie talks a little bit more about The Falcon in Captain America: The Winter Solider. During the interview, he reveals a few new details about the character saying that he hopes he ends up in The Avengers 2, talks about getting in shape for the role, and he addresses the character's telepathic abilities with birds. When asked about the telepathy he explains,
What they do is the Falcon has had two or three incarnations over the life of the character, so they took all three and formed it into one character. They released the photos of my character in his uniform about two weeks ago, so all of that stuff we’re figuring out and we’re going to play into taking down the Winter Soldier.
When asked if his new big muscles from Pain & Gain are helping him with his stunt work he said,
I’ve toned up and trimmed down a lot for Winter Soldier. Playing the Falcon, he’s supposed to be flying around. If you have all those muscles, flying would be very difficult. And Chris Evans isn’t a big guy at all, so I felt like it would be a huge disservice for me to show up and be 210 lbs and stand next to him. So I just kind of slimmed down and toned up so we would look like we are in the same movie.
The movie is being directed by Anthony and Joe Russo who are mostly known for doing comedy work. Mackie is asked if some of that comedy is going to change the tone of the sequel,
You know what, it doesn’t feel that way. The Russo brothers are very good as far as putting people in a situation that’s funny and letting them find their way out. But also with this movie, what they’re doing that’s really cool is allowing us to find those dark beats. They’re allowing us to really make those characters real people as opposed to slapstick comedy cartoons.
The last question that he's asked is if he's going to stay ripped for The Avengers 2 and this was his response,
I hope so. I hope. I don’t know if I’m in Avengers 2 yet, but if I am, I’m definitely going to do my damnedest to try.
I'm excited to see how this character turns out in the film. It sounds like he will make a great addition to the Marvel movie universe. If people end up liking him in this film, I'm sure we'll see him team up with the Avengers in 2015.