Words from: Sentwali Holder
Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ flagship franchise has recently been elevating what some would call supporting characters in big-name properties in its expansive universes of television and film, respectively. This strategy is something that the two stars of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan, are fully aware of.
“Just being able to introduce the audience to who Sam really is,” Mackie told Shadow and Act recently about what excites him most about this new chapter of Sam Wilson. “For the other movies and I’ve been to and the other time in the MCU, it’s really about him helping, it’s about him providing information, but between him and Bucky. You can really understand where they are and how they are progressing now, post blip. So I think it’s very important, uh, that each character has their moment. “
As reported by Shadow and Act, they asked about some fan theories that came up during WandaVision and how fans identified a bunch of Easter eggs in some of the episodes. Now some were, in fact, actual Easter eggs, while others may just be super fans looking to read the scenes a bit as they play to beat. It’s crazy how the actors have to handle fan expectations, but they had some great responses.
“I think the fans the MCU has had over the past few years have been some of the most devoted and supportive fans,” said Stan. “I mean, it’s amazing to see the scope and how excited people are to want more of these characters. I mean, that’s one of the reasons we’re sitting here today … that we have this opportunity. I don’t think we can think of it as actors. I think we just go out there and try to honor these characters to the best of our ability. And then it gets out of hand. Everyone takes it into their own hands and does whatever they want. And that’s okay. That is, it all depends on them. It’s just that everyone relates to things differently. “
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier are coming to Disney + tonight!