Marvel’s Falcon Actor Wants To Star As Blade

Author Thumbnail BY Tiny Diapana - March 20, 2017

Anthony Mackie’s been Marvel’s Falcon for quite some time. Appearing in four Marvel films (the most recent of which is the epic superhero showdown, Captain America: Civil War); Sam Wilson is an active member of The Avengers that can be considered one of Marvel’s side character staples.

 Now, it seems like Mackie wants to take on a leading superhero role. Speaking with ScreenGeek during the Wizard World Cleveland, Mackie revealed the character that he’d like to play the most in the future –  the Marvel dhampire (human with vampire genes), Blade.

“I pretty much want to grow up to be Wesley Snipes. If we can bring back Blade, I’d definitely be Blade in every Blade movie,” Mackie said.

Fans are dying to see another Blade film, and the Falcon star’s physique would certainly fit the bill. However, knowing that Mackie plays the role of a prominent Marvel superhero already, the studio may not allow the Hollywood star to take on the role of the iconic vampire hunter. Besides, Mackie’s already busy getting ready to fly around as Falcon in the studio’s upcoming films.

Mackie is set to reprise his role as Falcon in Avengers: Infinity War which premieres on May 4, 2018.

Read: Marvel’s Falcon Star Says Movie and Television Crossovers “Wouldn’t Work At All”

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