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Anthony Mackie in Talks for Captain America 2

Anthony Mackie==THE CINEMA SOCIETY & GILT MAN with GREY GOOSE host the after party for "MAN ON A LEDGE"==Acme, NYC==January 19, 2012==© Patrick McMullan==Photo - Nicholas Hunt/ PatrickMcMullan.com====

Rumor has it that Mackie would play Sam Wilson, a.k.a. Falcon, one of Marvel's first African-American superheroes and a guy who telepathically talks to birds. He can also fly (in his suit, at least). Anyway, this is good news for Steve Rogers, who could really use a retro friend to get drunk with once in a while. Too many sad punching-bag scenes for that guy.

Photo: Nicholas Hunt/PatrickMcMullan.com