MCU Star Anthony Mackie Tried to Convince Co-Star Sebastian Stan to Join Him in Quarantine

Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan began working together in the 2014 Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) film Captain America: The Winter Soldier. In the realm of the MCU, Mackie portrays Sam Wilson, otherwise known as Falcon. Stan plays Bucky Barnes, also known as Winter Soldier.  The pair of actors starred alongside each other in the 2016 MCU film Captain America: Civil War. In 2019, Stan and Mackie both had roles in the all-time highest-grossing movie, Avengers: Endgame. Stan and Mackie have worked alongside each other since 2014 and are already working on their next big project together.

Anthony Mackie leaning on Sebastian Stan, looking at the camera in front of a blue background
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MCU series on Disney+

The duo also stars in the upcoming Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. The new show initially scheduled to release in August 2020 is delayed until further notice due to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The first season of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier consists of six episodes. Many details about the upcoming series are unknown; however, Marvel has released a few details. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is part of MCU’s Phase 4. Phase 4 will say goodbye to Captain America, Black Widow, and Iron Man. Phase 4 will also introduce new characters to MCU. One thing is for sure, Marvel loves to leave fans guessing at what may happen next and then surprise fans with unexpected twists.

What’s known about ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’

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In the closing moments of Avengers: Endgame, Chris Evans’ Steve Rogers, also known as Captain America, passed his shield to Falcon. The Marvel Comics storyline shows Falcon becoming the new Captain America. Captain America left big shoes for Sam to fill when the Cap passed him the shield. The new show will explore how Sam and Bucky adapt to life without the original Captain America. Sam may not even want to be the next Captain America.

Though Mackie will become the latest Captain America, it appears that there may be more than one Cap in the upcoming original series. Stan recently stated that there is tension between Winter Soldier and Falcon in the new show and that the characters are not exactly friends. Fans will have to wait for the series to debut to find out how it all plays out.

Anthony Mackie wanted Sebastian Stan to leave NYC

The current pandemic has caused many changes, including shutdowns, and social distancing. Many wealthy people chose to vacate areas that were severely affected by coronavirus (COVID-19), including New York City. In a recent interview with Fatherly, Mackie revealed that he encouraged Stan to leave NYC and join him where he was, due to the significant outbreak in the area. Mackie told Stan, “Dude, come to New Orleans,” however, Stan ultimately decided to stay in NYC.

In the same interview with Fatherly, Mackie divulged that he and Stan frequently talk and share photos and videos. Even though the two men do not portray close friends in the MCU, it is clear that they are truly friends in real life and look out for each other.  

Stan and Mackie both have impressive film histories independently; however, the duo has been successfully working together in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since 2014. Though the pair aren’t exactly best buds on screen, they are great friends in real life. Stan and Mackie co-star in the upcoming Disney+ series, which will explore life for Falcon and Winter Soldier after the exit of the original Captain America. Rumor has it that there may be two Caps in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Much is unknown about the upcoming MCU series on Disney+, including the release date.