The action has begun on the set of Captain America: Civil War, and while we can be sure that the film will ultimately include all kinds of flashy sequences, today we get a preview of one of them. Watch Anthony Mackie as Falcon take flight!
This Instagram video comes to us from an Atlanta-resident, who was able to record what looks like Anthony Mackie using his specially-designed jetpack to take out enemy forces causing panic. Of course, you'll quickly notice that the costume that the actor is wearing doesn't have the signature wings attached, but there's a pretty simply explanation for that: the wings would be completely unwieldy in such a small area (constantly hitting people and knocking things over), and they can very easily be CGIed in after-the-fact.
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Falcon will definitely play an interesting role in Captain America: Civil War, as he really has his fingers in every aspect of the plot. As seen in the end of The Avengers: Age of Ultron, he is now considered one of Earth's Mightiest Heroes, which means that his position will definitely be called into question when talk of superhero registration comes up. In addition to that, though, he will also be working right alongside Captain America to try and find Bucky a.k.a. Winter Soldier - who has discovered his true identity and gone into hiding. Basically, expect to see a lot of Anthony Mackie in the film.
Beyond it just being cool to see Falcon take out a bad guy with a flying punch, though, the set that they're on is also pretty interesting. We obviously can't say for certain just yet, but it does look like this may be a scene that takes place in Wakanda - the home of T'challa a.k.a. Black Panther. Last October it was confirmed that the African superhero would be making his live-action debut in Captain America: Civil War, and would be portrayed as being caught in the middle of the fight between the titular patriotic hero and Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man - who takes a strong stance in favor of superhero registration. As a result of this, we expected that at least some of the film would take place in the African nation of Wakanda, and this may be our first look at it.
Captain America: Civil War, which is being directed by Joe and Anthony Russo and written by Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus, is going to be in production for the next several months, but should all come together in time for Marvel Studios and Disney to release the finished product in theaters on May 6, 2016.