Back in July, it was reported that Anthony Mackie was in negotiations with Marvel Studios to play the role of the Falcon in the upcoming Captain America The Winter Soldier. Now, comes the first official confirmation that we're aware of that he landed the role via an interview on Newsday. When asked about his recent casting in the new Captain America movie, Anthony Mackie said, "I'm playing the Falcon. He's this guy in Harlem who moved to California and became a drug dealer. His plane crashed, and he was genetically altered, and he can fly, has telepathic powers. He's the first African-American superhero. It makes me feel all the work I've done has been paying off. I have a son, nephews and nieces, and I love the idea that they can dress up as the Falcon on Halloween. They now have someone they can idolize. That's a huge honor for me." Well, we were excited when we heard that Anthony Mackie was up for the Falcon role, now after hearing his answer, we're double-excited. It's great to hear an actor say he's excited and honored to be playing a role in a comic book movie. It shows he is taking the character seriously and is going to put his heart into the performance. Once again, Marvel Studios seems to have done some excellent casting by landing Anthony Mackie for this role.