I’m guessing that one of the coolest things about starring in a superhero movie (besides, y’know, the superheroics) might be some of the unexpected perks – like when Captain America: The Winter Soldier’s Anthony Mackie got to fly with the US Air Force Thunderbirds on March 31st, in an F-16 Fighting Falcon (above and after the jump).
I want his job! Captain America: The Winter Soldier opens Friday.
Photo #1: Thunderbird 7, Maj. Tyler Ellison, looks on a Anthony Mackie dons his helmet, prior to a media flight, March 31, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, NV.
Photo #2: Thunderbird 7, Maj. Tyler Ellison and crews chiefs conduct final preflight checks before departing for a media flight with actor Anthony Mackie, March 31, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, NV.
Photo #3: Thunderbird 7, Maj. Tyler Ellison and actor Anthony Mackie take flight aboard a Thunderbirds F-16 during a media flight, March 31, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, NV.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER
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Release date: April 4, 2014
Running time: 136 min.
Cast: Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders, Frank Grillo, Emily VanCamp, Hayley Atwell with Robert Redford as Alexander Pierce and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury
Directors: Anthony and Joe Russo
Producer: Kevin Feige, p.g.a.
Executive Producers: Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo, Stan Lee
Screenplay by: Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely
After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” finds Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow, Captain America struggles to expose the ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off assailants sent to silence him at every turn. When the full scope of the villainous plot is revealed, Captain America and the Black Widow enlist the help of a new ally, the Falcon. However, they soon find themselves up against an unexpected and formidable enemy—the Winter Soldier.
Based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series, first published in 1941, Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is produced by Kevin Feige, p.g.a., directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, from a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, and stars Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders, Frank Grillo, Emily VanCamp and Hayley Atwell, with Robert Redford as Alexander Pierce and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury.
“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is presented by Marvel Studios. The executive producers are Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo and Stan Lee. The film releases April 4, 2014, and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
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