It wasn’t so much a burden as it was a blessing. I feel like there’s a huge segment of our population that’s being neglected as far as having people to look up to and having role models to look up to, and I’m really looking forward to next Halloween seeing bunch of little kids running around with wings on… That’s why I feel like I hope they make Wonder Woman one day. I hope they bring back these cartoons that little girls and other little kids can look up to and see themselves in that person. It’s very important. So being able to play Falcon was a huge coup de gras for me. – Anthony Mackie, who will debut as the Falcon in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
I can only say that I tried my best to find a picture of Wonder Woman with an eagle on her arm or something to sort of get a Wonder Woman/Falcon combo vibe going here, but failed. Both superheroes are groundbreakers in their own way, Wonder Woman as the single longest running female superhero in history, Falcon as one of the first black superheroes in mainstream American comics: the first to be African-American, and one of the earliest to have a superhero name that didn’t have the word “black” in it.
(via Zap 2 It.)
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