Avengers: Infinity War will feature the largest cast of characters in any Marvel movie ever, and Anthony Mackie will be among them as he reprises his role as the Falcon. But he’s also casually revealed what appears to be a spoiler: that Falcon won’t be dying in the movie.
Screen Geek has been on a roll with Anthony Mackie stories as of late – between suggesting that he’d be up to playing Blade in the MCU in spite of his existing commitment to play the Falcon, his declaration that Tom Holland’s Spider-Man will be the definitive live-action take on the character, and expressing doubt that the television and movie divisions of the setting will ever get a real crossover, the actor has been keeping them busy with material to write about. In another conversation that occurred at the Wizard World Cleveland convention, Mackie discusses how much of the script he’s seen, and he bluntly reveals that his character will be making it out of the movie alive.
“I’ve only read 5 pages – and they were a good 5 pages. But I was alive in those five pages… I ain’t dying. I’ve got that in my contract, you can’t [kill] a brother off. I’m not going to die. I ain’t going nowhere.”
While the talk about how his character is contractually-obligated to survive is a joke, one does wonder how many more film appearances Mackie has in his contract. Thus far, he’s appeared in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, and Captain America: Civil War.
Avengers: Infinity War will be released on May 4, 2018, and has a cast that includes Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark (Iron Man), Chris Evans as Steve Rogers (Captain America), Chris Hemsworth as Thor Odinson, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner (Hulk), Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff (Black Widow), Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton (Hawkeye), Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff (Scarlet Witch), Paul Bettany as the Vision, Chris Pratt as Peter Quill (Star-Lord), Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautisa as Drax the Destroyer, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Vin Diesel as Groot, Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Michael Rooker as Yondu Udonta, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Stephen Strange, Tom Holland as Peter Parker (Spider-Man), Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes (Winter Soldier), Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa (Black Panther), Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Tom Hiddleston as Loki Laufeyson, Benicio Del Toro as Taneleer Tivan (Collector), and Josh Brolin as Thanos. An untitled sequel will be released on May 3, 2019, and features many of the same cast returning alongside new additions like Brie Larson as Carol Danvers (Captain Marvel) and Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne (The Wasp).
Source: Screen Geek