Well since all the other characters in the upcoming film, Captain America: The Winter Soldier got their own poster, it’s only fair that Falcon would finally get his own poster.  In case you are not aware, Captain America: The Winter Soldier will hit theaters on April 4, 2014.

Falcon Poster

In the plot of the film, Captain America and Black Widow enlist the help of Falcon as a new ally.  Falcon, whose real name is Samuel Wilson, is being played by Anthony Mackie.  Falcon first debuted in  Captain America #117 (Sept. 1969).  Here is some of Falcon’s back story:

Falcon was introduced as an unnamed former resident of New York City’s Harlem neighborhood, who had adopted a wild falcon he trained and named Redwing. His own name was not given until page five of the following issue. When a group of men on an island “in the tropics” wanted a hunting falcon, Wilson answered the ad, only to discover that the self-dubbed “Exiles” were former Nazis in league with the supervillain the Red Skull. He escaped, but remained on the island to organize the natives to confront the Exiles, who had turned them into serfs. At the urging of Steve Rogers, whom he later learned was Captain America, Wilson took on the costumed identity of the Falcon and underwent training with Rogers in order to better inspire the villagers and lead the fight.



Leave a Reply

The Main Street Mouse