When has Marvel Studios EVER hype-casted?Casting TI as ANY black hero is called flavor of the moment casting. You want whoever is popular to a certain demographic while hoping the rest of us will watch the film.
Sadly that is never a successful deal. When you have them in big roles.
We saw that with Steel (Shaq), Lottery Ticket (Bow Wow), Catwoman (Halle Berry) and will see that with Kim Kardashian in Tyler Perry's upcoming filming this fall.
If he is cast as the Falcon or any black hero. Marvel is just trying to get extra coverage from Vibe, BET and other black media outlets that normally ignore them.
That's why is has been so hard to cast a black hero in a film.
You put Arlen Escapeta, Arjay Smith, Lee Thompson Young, James Tyler Williams and Donald Glover. A lot of the black media and community will tune that film out. Because these guys have manage to do something that not many can do-appeal to people outside their race. They have made decent careers without doing Tyler Perry films or "degrading" black films or going in and out of the jail house. 4 of these guys have television shows either on now, airing in the summer or in the fall. They have 2 black cast films among them.
I think casting TI would damage the film because who outside of his fans would want to see a 7 time felon on the big screen?