Anthony Mackie Talks Falcon’s Costume and Secrecy at Marvel

If there’s one person from the cast of Captain America: The Winter Soldier that we can count on to talk about the movie, it’s Anthony Mackie. Playing The Falcon in the upcoming film, Mackie has been a goldmine of info about the sequel and he isn’t stopping. In an interview with Rolling Stone, he spoke about his costume in the film and how it went through some changes based on his preference.

“I wanted Falcon to be really lean,” he said. “So it couldn’t have worked out better timing wise. I worked so hard to get my body in shape that I wanted to show it off. So I told Marvel I just wanted to be in spandex. But they decided that they wanted Falcon to be more of a military character, which I’m not complaining about, because my gear looks dope and I get to kick a lot of ass. Ever since I got in good shape, though, I’m all about spandex.”

Though official footage has yet to be officially revealed, it has been screened at Comic-Con and D23 and Mackie is glad it’s gotten the reception it has.

“It looks amazing. It’s so much bigger than everyone thought it would be, and we’re kicking a lot of ass. It’s a lot of fun to be a part of, especially with Samuel L. Jackson, who’s been my mentor for so many years.”
Mackie was asked about his future at Marvel, and just like those of us on the outside, he says he doesn’t know anything.

“It can be frustrating at times, because if you’re not “in house” with them, if you’re not one of the people making the vision and you have no way of knowing what’s going on. It’s kind of like a sports game – something great can happen at any moment. One day you’ll get a call from Marvel that’s like, “Hey, we need you in New Mexico right now for The Avengers 2.” I’d ride a moped to that set if I had to. My friends keep saying, “you’ll be doing these forever,” but I don’t know about that. If it works out, it works out. It’s all very hush.”

Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Captain America: The Winter Soldier hits theaters on April 4, 2014.