Following this weekends announcement that Marvel’s ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ sequel is to be titled ‘Captain Avenger: The Winter Soldier,’ The Hollywood Reporter bring word that Anthony Mackie is in negotiations to star alongside Chris Evans in the film. While Marvel would not comment nor divulge character details, it is believed that Mackie will portray the Falcon, one of mainstream comics first black superheroes. The character, Sam “Falcon” Wilson, has had many street adventures with Captain America in the 1970s comics, when he served as his partner. 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 in many of Captain America’s espionage adventures.

Pencilled in for a April 4th, 2014 release date, the Captain America sequel will pick-up where Marvel’s ‘The Avengers’ left off, as Steve Rogers continues his affiliation with Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D and struggles to embrace his role in the modern world. Joe and Anthony Russo take over directorial duties from Joe Johnston, who helmed the first Captain America film. While plot details a currently under wraps on ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier,’ the subtitle suggests a respected comic book storyline from 2005 that resurrected Captain America’s sidekick Bucky as a brain-washed super assassin known as the Winter Solider. Anthony Mackie has also been linked to the Marvel character Black Panther, who has been rumoured to be getting his own Marvel movie franchise