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Falcon to have ‘integral’ role in new Captain America flick

PORTRAYAL: Mackie has been cast as Falcon

ONE OF the oldest fictional black superheroes will have a major role to play in the latest Captain America movie, according to the actor cast to play him.

Sam Wilson, alias Falcon, was created by Marvel Comics in 1969 and Anthony Mackie has been selected to portray him in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

The 8 MILE star says that incredibly excited to be involved in the film.

He told Blackfilm: "I'm happy to say that I'm in a good deal of the movie and I play an integral part with Captain America taking down the Winter Soldier. It's great.

"They started the shoot two and a half weeks ago and once I finished doing press for Pain & Gain, I go in and join them. I've been doing combat training and fitness training just to get prepared."

"It's going to be something and I'm excited for it."

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