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Mackie: Brother gave comics tips

Published 15/01/2013 | 14:33

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Anthony Mackie has revealed that he was inundated with help when preparing for his Captain America role.

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The Gangster Squad actor, who is set to play superhero Falcon in the upcoming sequel Captain America: The Winter Soldier, alongside Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders and Samuel L Jackson, said his elder sibling offered him lots of advice about his character.

"It was funny; a lot of the research I found was online. My older brother was a huge comic book buff. So when the news came out online, he called me and just gave me the whole rundown," he told Ain't It Cool.

"Luckily, I have a lot of friends who weren't cool growing up, but who are really cool now, so they read a lot of comic books. So I would just call and ask them, and they would send me all of this stuff online, and I got to read a bunch of the old comic books.

"It's fortunate, because it's a take off the comic book, it's not the exact storyline of the comic book," he added.

Anthony revealed a few details about his character, and that filming would begin on April 1.

"I will have wings. I will be able to fly. I will be a superhero and fight people, namely The Winter Soldier," he added.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier is scheduled for a release in spring 2014.

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