Captain America: Civil War

Who he is: The Falcon, a.k.a. Sam Wilson

His power: Thanks to his time as a pararescueman in the U.S. military, Sam Wilson was trained in the use of an extremely rare winged jetpack called the EXO-7, which he can use to fly during combat situations. No superpowers, but extreme physical strength and agility.

His story: As revealed in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Wilson retired from the military after the death of his friend, instead joining the Department Of Veterans Affairs to help others suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. After befriending Steve Rogers during a workout, Wilson finds Rogers and Natasha Romanoff turning to him for help after they’re disavowed by the U.S. government, thanks to the infiltration of S.H.I.E.L.D. by Hydra agents. He breaks his wings out of Fort Meade and helps the pair take down Hydra, after which he joins Steve in his search for Bucky Barnes. He joins the new generation of Avengers at the end of Avengers: Age Of Ultron, and after a brief skirmish with Scott Lang in Ant-Man, he takes Captain America’s side in the rift that occurs in Captain America: Civil War, refusing to sign the Sokovia Accords and being jailed for his efforts—until Captain comes along and frees him, of course.

Played by: Anthony Mackie

Currently, the Falcon is: At large, probably with Steve Rogers.

Where will we see him next? Unknown, though like roughly everyone else in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he’ll appear in Avengers: Infinity War, due out in 2018.

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