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Falcon and Winter Soldier Writers' Room Discussed Giving Sam Wilson Powers From the Marvel Comics


Cover picture for the articleThe Falcon and the Winter Soldier series creator Malcolm Spellman reveals the writers' room for the Marvel Studios show discussed giving Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) a superpower from the comic books. Before he becomes the star-spangled Captain America, Wilson is the high-flying Falcon: a master martial artist in peak physical condition who soars on Wakandan wings and shares a psychic affinity with birds. Wilson gained this super-human ability from the Cosmic Cube, forming a telepathic link with Redwing — his pet hawk-slash-superhero sidekick — truly making him the Avian Avenger. It's a power that Mackie's Falcon, now Captain America, almost gained in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: