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Anthony Mackie makes investment in Falcon

Actors often talk about the investment they make in a role. In the case of Anthony Mackie, who reprises his role as comic book hero Falcon in “Captain America: Civil War,” the investment came out of his wallet.

Movie review: ‘Captain America: Civil War’ is dependable, enjoyable

Every summer, a Marvel superhero film sweeps into theaters like a breath of fresh air, a standard-bearer. This May, that’s “Captain America: Civil War,” directed by Joe and Anthony Russo. There’s political commentary, emotional stakes and plenty of action, but with a lighthearted quality, zingers and jokes littered throughout to brighten up the atmosphere. There’s a hopefulness that maybe some “enhanced individuals” do the right thing because they still believe in that.

Force of the Franchise

It will surely stand as one of the most peculiar and possibly ironic entries in a director’s filmography that in between Joss Whedon’s two “Avengers” films there reads “Much Ado About Nothing” – a low-budget, black-and-white Shakespeare adaption sandwiched between two of the most gargantuan blockbusters ever made. In “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” there is definitely aplenty ado-ing. Too much, certainly, but then again, we come to the Avengers for their clown-car excess of superheroes, their colorful coterie of capes.