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Old 12-19-2012, 10:16 PM   #503
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Default Re: Captain America 2: News and Speculation - Part 1

Originally Posted by xeno000 View Post
What have you read that suggests this? Comments in this thread or quotes from the writers of CA:TWS? Marvel has a very good history of adapting its characters plausibly to the film universe. The Falcon will doubtless get the MCU treatment and be as believable to the audience when flying as Iron Man and Thor. There is no plausible reason why either of those characters can fly (no, magic is not a plausible reason), yet everyone accepts them with no problem. Falcon's powers will be fine.

As proof that Falcon being carried aloft 10-foot wings is plausible, I present this video of a golden eagle carrying off a young child.* The bird dropped the baby, but not before lifting off with him and flying several feet. Falcon's wings don't flap like a bird's, but imagine a compact, stylized variation on a hang glider rig with a jetpack for lift. It could definitely work. (Don't watch if ornithophobic!)

* Yes, I'm kidding. Mostly.
Just chiming in to say that the video has been proven to be a hoax, created by animators who admitted to it. Just in case anyone actually believed that was a golden eagle (it wasn't), that it had a 10-foot wingspan (it didn't), and that it lifted up a child (it didn't).

Thank god I won't have nightmares about Tippi Hedren tonight.


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