Sebastian Stan — best known for his role as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier in the Marvel Cinematic Universe — has appeared in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Ant-Man (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), Black Panther (2018), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Avengers: Endgame (2019), and, most recently, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Disney+ series alongside Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson/Falcon/Captain America.
As it turns out, Stan’s own mother missed one of his Marvel Cinematic Universe appearances — all because he failed to tell her his Black Panther cameo wasn’t until the post-credits scene. In a 2018 interview on The Jimmy Kimmel Show, Stan explained how this hilarious situation unfolded:
“My mom went to see Black Panther, then called me afterward and said, ‘I thought you were in this film.’ I said, ‘I am at the end.’ She said, ‘I didn’t stay.'”
You can watch the full interview below:
As for Stan’s future in the MCU, it is unknown if he will appear alongside Mackie in the upcoming Malcolm Spellman project, Captain America 4, which will be Mackie’s first film as the super hero formerly played by Chris Evans (Steve Rogers).
Stan most recently returned to voice his famous Marvel character in Marvel Studios’ first animated series, What If…?. He was joined by a number of his Avengers franchise costars, including Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner/the Hulk), Josh Brolin (Thanos), Hayley Atwell (Peggy Carter/Captain Carter), Paul Rudd (Scott Lang/Ant-Man), Natalie Portman (Jane Foster), Michael Douglas (Dr. Hank Pym), Michael B. Jordan (Erik “Killmonger” Stevens), Jeremy Renner (Clint Barton/Hawkeye), and late actor Chadwick Boseman (T’Challa/Black Panther).
Sebastian Stan and Star Wars
Stan has also been linked to the Star Wars universe, with rumors circulating that he will play a young version of Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker in either the unconfirmed Skywalker series or The Mandalorian saga moving forward.
During the Season 2 finale episode (“Chapter 16: The Rescue”), Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni brought back a CGI version of original trilogy actor Mark Hamill as Skywalker, reinserting him directly into the center of the Star Wars story as Grogu’s Jedi Master.
Although Stan’s involvement in the Star Wars franchise remains pure speculation — and fan theory — at this time, both Stan and Hamill have spoken out about the Gossip Girl alum’s uncanny resemblance to Hamill’s look during the original trilogy years in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
What do you think about this funny Sebastian Stan story?