In addition to shooting Michael Bay‘s Pain and Gain and the upcoming Runner, Runner, our handsome June/July cover guy is currently in talks to star alongside Chris Evans in the sequel to Captain America: The First Avenger.
Although details are scarce, it is likely Mackie will take on the role of Falcon, one of mainstream comics’ first black superheroes.
“The character, Sam Wilson, is Harlem-based and had many street adventures with Cap in the 1970s comics, when he served as his parter,” states The Hollywood Reporter. “He derives his powers from a suit that allows him to fly and enhances his strength. he can also telepathically talk to birds. In current comics, Falcon is a key player to many of Cap’s espionage adventures.”
The film, directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, is set to be released April 4, 2014.
This fall, Mackie can also be seen in the all-star crime movie Gangster Squad with Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling.