ByKit Simpson Browne, writer at
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Now, there were a lot of things to love about Captain America: The Winter Soldier - Black Widow and Cap's awkward flirting, the gritty action, Helicarriers crashing into the ocean - but for many, the biggest highlight was getting to finally see Sam Wilson - a.k.a. The Falcon - on the big screen.

After all, not only is he a classic Avenger - and long-time Cap partner - but The Falcon's also a downright awesome character, especially, as it turns out, when played by Anthony Mackie. I mean, did you see literally everything he did in the entire movie?

What we didn't know, until recently, however, was whether Mackie would be reprising his role in Avengers: Age of Ultron. We all kind of figured he inevitably would - even if only in a post-credits scene - but it wasn't until a few weeks ago that we actually got official confirmation, in the form of Mackie's name appearing on the bottom of a poster.

Now, though, Mackie himself has spoken about his role in the new movie - at the Emerald City Comicon - and may just have given us a few hints about what to expect in the process:

"With Falcon and Cap, what's so great is there's a mutual respect...There's a soldier respect. What's great about Age of Ultron and [Civil War] is you get to see their relationship grow."

Which...isn't a whole lot to go on - but it sure does suggest that Falcon and Cap will get a more decently-sized dose of screen-time together in Age of Ultron than we initially expected. Could we even see Falcon teaming up with Nick Fury to battle HYDRA, or helping Cap out in his search for Bucky?

Marvel's OTHER raccoon...
Marvel's OTHER raccoon...

Here's hoping...

Whatever we do end up seeing, though, Mackie sure does make it sounds like it'll be a great ride:

"Remember the first time you saw a 3D movie, and got a headache, and were like, 'What happened to my brain?'...Avengers: Age of Ultron is like that, with The Rock punching you in the face. It's like Disneyland for adults. It's like going to Vegas with an unlimited credit card. It's by far the most stupendous film experience you'll have. It's just ridiculous."

Which...sounds good to me...

What do you think, though?



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