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The Crazy Way Anthony Mackie Deals With His Bosses At Marvel

Although his chances of appearing in The Avengers: Age of Ultron appear to be slim, Anthony Mackie has a big future ahead of him in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Introduced last year in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, he will reprise his role as Sam Wilson, a.k.a. The Falcon, in Captain America: Civil War, and is expected to play a significant part. it’s a big big, but it's a big boon that Mackie is a huge fan of anything MCU - whether it’s the Captain America movies or the other movies they put out. Apparently this enthusiasm directly translates to how he communicates with the big wigs at Marvel Studios.

Although the studio seemingly rarely deviates from their plans for each project, that apparently doesn’t stop Anthony Mackie from giving his own suggestions. As he explained in an interview with I Am Rogue, if he has an idea that interests him, he’ll tell the higher-ups what it is and hope that they’ll agree to it. Said Mackie:

"The thing is, you know I've been emailing with people over at Marvel. I've putting it out there in the ethos that I'm going to have a new and improved costume and come out all flashy in spandex. So I'm hoping that I get a new and improved costume. That's my whole thing. I've just been saying it, hoping that they'll read it and say, ‘Alright, we have to give Anthony a new costume.’ Please, dress me up in spandex!"

We've heard Anthony Mackie talk before about Falcon getting a new suit in the 2016 blockbuster to replace the one Winter Soldier destroyed, but it sounds like the actor is vigilant about wearing something more comic book-y. Wearing the bosses down slowly is a bold move, but if he repeats his request enough times, maybe Marvel will cave in and give him the spandex suit. That being said, he might regret his choice once he realizes how uncomfortable those costumes can be. Mackie’s Falcon suit in Captain America: The Winter Soldier closely resembled the character’s look in Marvel’s Ultimate imprint, but if the studio gives the actor what he wants for the 2016 blockbuster, Sam Wilson’s next costume might look closer to what he wears in the main Marvel continuity, a.k.a the "616 universe," as seen below.

Captain America Falcon

In addition to the titular protagonist as well as Anthony Mackie's Falcon, Captain America: Civil War will also include Tony Stark, Black Panther, Black Widow and Winter Soldier. So while it may keep the political thriller tone that Captain America: The Winter Soldier had, it will also feel closer to the standard superhero fare. This may call for a more colorful look for Falcon. Something with a little more flair to take his superhero identity to the next level. Studio executives, take this into consideration.

Adam Holmes
Senior Content Producer

Connoisseur of Marvel, DC, Star Wars, John Wick, MonsterVerse and Doctor Who lore. He's aware he looks like Harry Potter and Clark Kent.