Sebastian Stan first featured alongside Tom Holland in 2016’s ‘Captain America: Civil War’, which received critical acclaim and box office success after hitting the theaters. Since then, both actors have been involved in a playful rivalry that involves throwing shades at each other whenever the opportunity presents itself.
A new chapter has emerged in the friendly rift between the Marvel stars, with Stan feigning anger in an interview, where he talked about how his Marvel TV series started through Tom Holland’s actions from their previous feature.
Read below for more details.
Sebastian Stan Starred In ‘The Falcon And The Winter Soldier’
Following the critical success of “Captain America: Civil War,” Marvel greenlit the production of a new series that will focus on Stan’s character, The Winter Soldier and Anthony Mackie’s Falcon. The series dubbed “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” recently concluded its first season and received positive responses from fans and critics alike about their performance.
In retrospect, Falcon and The Winter Soldier were enemies who hated each other, following their history of working on opposite sides. However, they later joined forces to tackle Holland’s Spiderman, which kickstarted an on-screen relationship that set the pace for “The Falcon And The Winter Soldier.”
On this note, Stan referenced how the collaboration to defeat Spiderman helped spawn his leading Marvel series.
“Basically, Anthony and I got a show because of Tom Holland,” Stan said while speaking with Vanity Fair. “I guess that’s, like, what I’m realizing now as I’m talking, which is something I’d really hate for him to know — Tom, that is, not Anthony.”
Stan Did Not Think His Character Would Reprise Its Role After ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’
Stan revealed in the Vanity Fair interview that he didn’t expect his Marvel persona would make it through his initial appearance in “Captain America: The First Avenger” in 2011.
After Captain America failed to save The Winter Soldier in that film, he appeared to plummet to his death. Stan mentioned he wore a green sleeve to conceal one of his hands while filming the sequence. As such, the production team could apply the CGI that suggested he had lost the arm in the fall. It hinted at his comeback in a “Captain America” sequel, as The Winter Soldier is renowned for possessing a mechanical arm.
“Basically, on the day when we were shooting that scene, they were like, ‘Yeah, we’re not going to do the green sleeve,'” Stan said. “And I just thought, ‘Oh, like, that’s it. Like, I’m just going to die on that train. There’s no coming back.’ But they just didn’t know what arm they were going to use or something and kept going from there.”
Stan And Holland Have Trolled Themselves For A Long Time
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Stan and Holland have mocked each other on promotional tours in the past. Stan recently told Entertainment Weekly‘s Jake Hamilton that he hadn’t seen “Spider-Man: No Way Home” because he didn’t “like to support Tom Holland.”
At some point, even Mackie joined in on the fun, hitting Holland with some good-natured jibes with the “Spider-man” actor giving back his own share. Although the actors’ back-and-forth can be a little acrimonious at times, one can see it is just a friendly rivalry that has helped retain fans’ focus on their individual films.
At the 2019’s D23 Expo, Stan asserted that Holland is his favorite Spider-Man, further highlighting that their feud is all jokes and fun.
‘The Falcon And The Winter Soldier’
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“The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” is an action series based on the same-named Marvel Comics superheroes.
The series is a follow-up to 2019’s Avengers: Endgame, which premiered in Los Angeles. It serves as Marvel Cinematic Universe’s fourteenth television series, created by the label’s studio but distributed on Disney+.
It chronicled the personal and work life of Bucky Barnes(Stan) and Sam Wilson(Mackie) after the events of “Avengers: Endgame” and their collaboration to face a new evil that threatens to destabilize the peace of the globe.
The first and only season ran from March 19 to April 23, 2021. A fourth Captain America flick is presently under production to continue the franchise.