Captain America: The Winter Soldier star Anthony Mackie has been making the press rounds lately for his upcoming gambling thriller Runner, Runner, where he talked more about Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Here's what the actor had to say about getting in shape for the role.
"I wanted Falcon to be really lean, so it couldn't have worked out better timing wise. I worked so hard to get my body in shape that I wanted to show it off. So I told Marvel I just wanted to be in spandex. But they decided that they wanted Falcon to be more of a military character, which I'm not complaining about, because my gear looks dope and I get to kick a lot of ass. Ever since I got in good shape, though, I'm all about spandex."
Although the first footage from this Marvel Phase Two sequel hasn't been released yet, fans at Comic-Con 2013 and the D23 Convention were given a glimpse at this upcoming adventure. Here's what he had to say about his reaction to the footage.
"It looks amazing. It's so much bigger than everyone thought it would be, and we're kicking a lot of ass. It's a lot of fun to be a part of, especially with Samuel L. Jackson, who's been my mentor for so many years."
The actor also spoke about how frustrating Marvel's level of secrecy is.
"It can be frustrating at times, because if you're not "in house" with them, if you're not one of the people making the vision and you have no way of knowing what's going on. It's kind of like a sports game - something great can happen at any moment. One day you'll get a call from Marvel that's like, 'Hey, we need you in New Mexico right now for The Avengers 2.' I'd ride a moped to that set if I had to. My friends keep saying, "you'll be doing these forever," but I don't know about that. If it works out, it works out. It's all very hush."