It is being reported that Marvel is actively in negotiations for Anthony Mackie to play the character of Falcon in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Almost anything being reported on the Marvel front these days ends up happening so I’m going to assume this is going to happen. Here is what you get by incorporating Falcon into Captain America:
-You get a black character
-You get people to chill on asking for Black Panther
-You get a character that will require less of an origin story than B.P. does
-You get a character who will be introduced into the new Avengers cartoon as the eyes of the viewer. So here you are going to get a bunch of kids who see themselves as him, happy to see him in a movie.
While I would rather see Black Panther become an Avenger over Falcon, I think Anthony Mackie can bring the requisite coolness to a character like this, and it will also flesh out the Captain America world more. Considering all his buddies are dead (minus Bucky), this helps keep his movie-verse active. Only issue now is what happens with Bucky. Lets assume Chris Evans and Mackie are the good guys this time, can Sebastian Stan really hold his own this time around? I guess we’ll have to wait and find out.