Anthony Mackie Talks 'Captain America 2,' Calls It A Smaller Version of 'The Avengers'

Gregory Wakeman

Anthony Mackie has been talking about the sequel to Captain America during his promotional tour for Michael Bay's latest action extravaganza, Pain and Gain.

Mackie is playing the character of Sam Wilson/Falcon in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which is set to be released in April 2014 as part of Marvel cinema's second phase.

Mackie stated about the film, "This movie has kind of become Avengers 1.5. If you look at the cast they've put together, if you look at the number of characters that are in this movie. It's a huge number of superheroes and characters. The basic idea is that you have Captain America, Black Widow, and Falcon that get together to take down the Winter Solider."

Meanwhile, Mackie has also been talking about starring in The Avengers 2, and when asked if he would be appearing, he stated, "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."

Talking about the role Mackie previously stated, "I'm playing the Falcon. He's this guy in Harlem who moved to California and became a drug dealer. His place crashed, and he was genetically altered, and he can fly, has telepathic powers."

He then added,"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."

Alongside Mackie, Chris Evans will play Captain America, whilst Cobie Smulder's Maria Hill, Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury, Robert Redford's Alexander Pierce, Sebastian Stan's James "Bucky" Barnes/Winter Soldier, and Scarlett Johansson's Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow.

Are you looking forward to Captain America: The Winter Solider? Do you think Steve Rogers is cooler than Tony Stark?