Anthony Mackie Joins Cast of ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’


Actor Anthony Mackie has been cast as The Falcon once again in the upcoming summer blockbuster The Avengers: Age of Ultron, according to

Mackie broke out as superhero favorite The Falcon in the April release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier and now it’s confirmed that he will take on the role again much to his delight. He stated in an recent interview that the news was a last minute surprise.

“Chris (Evans) is a good friend of mine. The movie starts in three weeks. I know he’s read the script. He’s like, ‘Yo, man, I read the Avengers script. It’s good. ‘ I was like, ‘Really?’ He said, ‘Yeah, Joss is doing rewrites, but it’s good. I was like, ‘Great! So … am I in it?’ And he says, ‘I’ve got to go. I’ll be back.’ What do you mean” Why can’t you just tell me if I’m in the movie? No one would tell me, not one person, so I gave up on it,” he said in the interview.

Eventually, he was surprised with the answer to his question.

Mackie will join a cast that includes Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain of America), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk) and Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow). In addition, Samuel L. Jackson will portray the U.S. Army veteran spy, Nick Fury.

Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters on May 1, 2015

(Photo Credit: Mike Coppola/Getty Images for the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival)