I’ve updated the gallery with photos of Anthony attending the Disneylands Avengers Campus opening with his MCU co-star Paul Rudd.
What made you get into acting? Where you always passionate about acting?
I was a kid in second grade and my teacher suggested I should audition for the talented in theatre program at my public school. I was always a class clown and she thought it would help me focus and be a constructive outlet for my energy.
Where you “Dancing on the Ceiling” “All Night Long” when you found out that you will be part of Marvel MCU?
It was definitely a huge celebration. It’s not often that you have a dream and it comes true!
How did you find out that you will be in the Avengers: Endgame?
With Marvel it’s always the same. They call you and tell you to keep certain dates open. I never knew in what capacity I’d be used or what the storyline would be. I was just excited to hang out with Captain America again!
Tell us about “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier”? What was it like to shoot the series?
The process for this series was really something special. I actually got to know things first and really prepare for what we were walking in. I have to say, I was very nervous because I didn’t think we could do on TV what we’ve been doing on the big screen. But, lesson learned, I’ll never question Marvel again!
Sebastian Stan and you are close friends. Does that friendship help your on-screen chemistry?
I truly consider Sebastian a dear friend. We’ve been through a lot together! Our friendship and trust off screen is the biggest reason we work so well together. I’ve learned a lot from watching him in scenes together and seeing his career grow. I mean… he was amazing in I, Tonya!
How different is making MCU as tv series compared to a feature film?
To be honest… it was exactly the same! Same crew, same schedule, same laughs. Doing a Marvel movie project is like summer camp. [More at Source]
I’ve updated the gallery with the newly released stills and HQ screencaptures of the last night’s amazing episode of Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
It was March 2014 when the cast of Captain America: The Winter Soldier assembled in London for the U.K. leg of their international press tour. For some, namely Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, and Samuel L. Jackson, this wasn’t their first rodeo with Marvel Studios. They knew their talking points and how to regale reporters at the press conference by swapping war stories and feeding off each other’s energy. Sebastian Stan, only on his second outing in the franchise, was more reserved. He offered warm smiles and laughed along with the group’s jokes, but kept his own responses somewhat brief. When asked about any on-set injuries that might have incurred, he said. “I honestly wouldn’t feel anything until I was in the car on the way home, when I couldn’t get out of the seat. But I’m sure we hurt each other.”
On his left, Anthony Mackie chimed in. “You didn’t hurt me,” he said in a soft, almost amorous tone as they locked eyes. This made the audience chuckle. Stan livened up, volleying back what Mackie served. “You?! This is the first time I’m seeing you,” he joked.
Mackie had inadvertently solved a small problem for the Disney publicists managing that tour. “They were worried that I didn’t talk a lot. I get very uncomfortable,” Stan admits to EW, Zooming in from Vancouver for a chat with his New Orleans-based costar this past January. “They’re like, ‘Just put him in with Anthony, okay? They’re going to talk.’ And I was talking!” he says. “By the end, I was very lively, and it really is thanks to him.”
Mackie agrees. “I’m the ketchup to Sebastian’s French fries.”
Stan can’t help but smile. “Way to put a button on it, and then some!”
Whatever the special sauce, it’s this playful dynamic between the actors that made Marvel want to center them in their own event series, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Premiering this Friday on Disney+ following the successful debut of WandaVision, the show sees Captain America’s two best mates — wise-cracking pararescue Sam Wilson (Mackie) and genetically enhanced super-soldier from World War II Bucky Barnes (Stan) — stomach each other long enough to face a global crisis involving a masked militia group and one Helmut Zemo (Daniel Brühl), the big bad from 2016’s Captain America: Civil War. As it happens, head writer Malcolm Spellman points to a scene from that film as “the moment this show was born.” Fans know it well: a cramped Bucky in the back of an old Volkswagen Beetle asking Sam, “Can you move your seat up?” Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, also looks to the duo’s battle with Spider-Man later in Civil War, which offered an opportunity for more banter. “They’re so funny,” Feige says. “Those are the two moments that we [at Marvel Studios] would watch and go, ‘I want to watch that! I want to watch them together more!'” [More at Source]