New photos from the set of Captain America: The Winter Soldier reveal a first look at the newest superhero to join the Marvel movie universe: Falcon! Actor Anthony Mackie has been on set filming green screen scenes in full Falcon armor (sans the wings, which will be added in post-production).
The Falcon, whose real name is Sam Wilson, first appeared in the Marvel comic universe in Captain America #117. The hero, who is a skilled martial artist, possesses the ability to fly using his super suit and can see through the eyes of nearby birds. Additionally, he shares an empathic bond with his pet falcon, Redwing, who fights at his side. In the comics, the Falcon becomes head of the Super Agents at S.H.I.E.L.D. and a member of the Avengers.
Falcon’s film costume is very tame in comparison to the flamboyant and bright red costume he wears in the comic series. Instead, we see him donning what appears to be a military get-up:
Recently released concept art gives us a better look of what the Falcon will look like after CGI wings are added in post-production:
The Falcon’s role in the film is unknown at this time, as is his potential appearance in The Avengers 2. Here’s what we do know about Captain America: The Winter Soldier:
“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” will pick-up where “Marvel’s The Avengers” left off, as Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and teams up with Natasha Romanoff, a.k.a. Black Widow, to battle a powerful yet shadowy enemy in present-day Washington, D.C.
This batch of set photos isn’t the first to leak from the Captain America set. Yesterday we reported on new photos showing Steve Rogers and Natasha Romanov confronting S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Sitwell. Filming remains underway in California.
Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier is set to release on April 4th, 2014!