Anthony Mackie discussed his role as the Falcon in Captain America: The Winter Soldier a while back, even describing the Falcon suit. Now we’ve got some concept art to go with his statements below.
“I’m happy to say that I’m in a good deal of the movie and I play an integral part with Captain America taking down the Winter Soldier, it’s great. They started the shoot 2 1/2 weeks ago and once I finished doing press for Pain & Gain, I go in and join them. I’ve been doing combat training and fitness training just to get prepared. It’s going to be something and I’m excited for it.”
“They just released pictures of the costume last week. It’s more of a military-style tactical costume. He’s more along the lines of Captain America as far as being a superhero as opposed to a true superhero.”
The look above is very much like the Ultimate universe Falcon pictured below.
I really like this look, it makes a lot of sense when combined with the rec-conned Falcon’s S.H.I.E.L.D. background in the movies. If you look closely you can see guns in his hands. I could see some color creeping into the costume after he and Cap become true partners.
There’s also this concept art for the Winter Soldier.
What do you think of this new look? The cybernetic arm will be a nice surprise when part of the jacket gets torn fighting Cap. I like the look, it’s very secret spy like.