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

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 2021-05-01

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:

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