- Sebastian Stan told Vanity Fair that Tom Holland inspired “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” series.
- In the series, Stan’s character The Winter Soldier and Anthony Mackie’s Falcon team up.
- Stan said this pairing started after they fought Holland’s Spider-Man in “Captain America: Civil War.”
The friendly rivalry between Sebastian Stan and Tom Holland continues after Stan said in a new Vanity Fair video that he “hates” that Holland inspired “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” TV series.
The 2021 Disney + series focused on the heroes Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and The Winter Soldier (Stan) as they tried to rebuild their lives after the events of “Avengers Endgame.” The pair, who started off as enemies in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” eventually became friends towards the end of the series.
During an interview for a Vanity Fair YouTube video about his movie career, Stan pointed out that their friendship journey began in “Captain America: Civil War” when they had to work together to fight Tom Holland’s Spider-Man.
“Basically Anthony and I got a show because of Tom Holland,” Stan said, recalling the fight scene in the movie. “That’s like what I’m realizing now as I’m talking which is something I really hate for him to know. Tom that is, not Anthony.”
In the past, Stan and Holland have used promotion tours to mock each other. Last month, he said in an interview with entertainment reporter Jake Hamilton that he hasn’t seen “Spider-Man: No Way Home” because he doesn’t “like to support Tom Holland.”
In the Vanity Fair video, Stan also said he didn’t think his character was going to survive his first appearance in “Captain America: First Avenger” because they changed the ending. In the first movie, The Winter Soldier, who is known as Bucky at this point in the story, seemingly fell to his death after Captain America failed to save him.
Stan said that in a particular scene he was supposed to receive a green sleeve to cover one of his arms, so they could use special effects to show that he had lost his arm in the fall. This would tease his return in a “Captain America” sequel as The Winter Soldier is known for having a metal arm.
“Basically on the day when we were shooting that scene they were like, ‘Yeah, we’re not gonna do the green sleeve,'” Stan said. “And I just thought, ‘Oh, like, that’s it. I’m just gonna die on that train. There’s no coming back.’ But they just didn’t know what arm they were gonna use or something and kept going from there. “