Anthony Mackie Pretended Nick Fury Was Falcon's Dad In THE WINTER SOLDIER

Apparently Anthony Mackie created a fake subplot for Captain America: The Winter Soldier on the set as a joke that went a little bit too far. Check out what the Falcon star has to say after the jump...

According to Anthony Mackie, his character in Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Falcon, is actually the son of Co-Star Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D.. Or at least according to a joke he came up with on set to make himself laugh all based on the fact that both characters are black with goatees. But Sam Jackson didn't seem to think it was that funny. Luckily Marvel won't take this idea too seriously and everything will be fine. The 35-year-old actor said "In this movie, it's the first time we were opposite each other and I had my goatee, he had his goatee and he just looked like my dad. So I called him 'Dad' for the entire movie." On how Jackson felt and how he approached him with the joke, he said "Like, there's this whole subplot I put in there where Nick Fury is The Falcon's dad. Every time he would come on set, I would go 'Dad?' and he's like 'Shut up!'" He also discussed his scenes where Falcon would have to fly and how he would film it. "It was a four-point harness system," he explained. "Basically, they put you in a girdle-for-a-man with thigh-guarders and they put four picks on you with string… they can put you on a track and make you go forward, make you go up in a loop… it's crazy. If you're a nauseous kind of guy, you can't do it." You can catch Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson/Falcon in Captain America: The Winter Soldier which is out now!

Captain America: The Winter Soldier” picks up where “Marvel’s The Avengers” left off, as Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and teams up with Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, to battle a powerful yet shadowy enemy in present-day Washington, D.C. Starring Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders, Frank Grillo, Georges St-Pierre, Hayley Atwell, Toby Jones, Emily VanCamp and Maximiliano Hernández with Samuel L. Jackson and Robert Redford, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is directed by the team of Anthony and Joe Russo from a screenplay written by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely and is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series, first published in 1941. Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige is producing the film. Executive producers on the project include Alan Fine, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo and Stan Lee. The creative production team on the film includes director of photography Trent Opaloch, production designer Peter Wenham, editors Jeffrey Ford, A.C.E. and Mary Jo Markey, A.C.E. and three time Oscar®-nominated costume designer Judianna Makovsky. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is set for release on April 4, 2014. In addition to “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” Marvel Studios will release a slate of films based on other iconic Marvel characters including “Iron Man 3” on May 3, 2013; “Thor: The Dark World ” on November 8, 2013; “Guardians of the Galaxy” on August 1, 2014; “Marvel's The Avengers” sequel on May 1, 2015; and “Ant-Man” on November 6, 2015!

Chris Evans as Captain America
Sebastian Stan as Winter Soldier
Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow
Anthony Mackie as Falcon
Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury
Robert Redford as Agent Alexander Pierce
Frank Grillo as Brock Rumlow
Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill
Georges St-Pierre as Georges Batroc
Emily VanCamp as Agent 13
Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter
Toby Jones as Arnim Zola
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