Sebastian Stan & Anthony Mackie “On Break,” Haven’t Spoken “Since November 2021”

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Since Marvel fans first saw Anthony Mackie (Sam Wilson/Falcon) and Sebastian Stan (Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier) properly team up in Captain America: Civil War (2016), they haven’t been able to get enough of the duo.

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What what was seemingly their final scene together with Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) in Avengers: Endgame (2019) occurred, the fan community clamored for more of the unlikely partnership between the flamboyant Sam and stoic Bucky.

Then, in early 2021, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige and his team delivered in the form of six-episode series, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

Anthony Mackie and Sebastien Stan in Falcon and the Winter Soldier
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The show saw Wilson and Barnes once again join forces to fight Karli Morgenthau (Erin Kellyman) and the Flag Smashers and the new Captain America — later U.S. Agent (Wyatt Russell) — in a post-Endgame world.

The season finale,”One World, One People,” wrapped up many loose ends, but did leave things open for a second season, though nothing has been confirmed by Feige or his executives.

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Ultimately, the final episode revealed that the theory fans all suspected — that Sharon Carter (Emily VanCamp) was, in fact, the Power Broker — was correct. Following a shootout with Batroc (Georges St. Pierre), Carter killed Morgenthau. What followed was a poignant scene between Wilson and the young girl, who may not have been on such different sides after all.

Eventually, the episode came to a climax when Wilson — the REAL new Captain America — gave a goose bump-inducing monologue, beseeching members of the Global Repatriation Council (GRC) to “do better” for people around the globe following the Blip.

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Now, Marvel Cinematic Universe fans are chomping at the bit for details about Stan and Mackie’s next project together, which will presumably come in the form of Malcolm Spellman’s Captain America 4.

Stan, however, recently said that the “bromance” between the two has cooled, noting they haven’t actually spoken since the end of last year. He joked:

“Oh no, Anthony first of all hasn’t returned a text of mine since November of 2021, so. We’re taking a break. I sent a picture of my Christmas tree and I got nothing in return.”

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Stan went on to praise his MCU costar, noting how “lucky” the actors are to be able to do what they do:

“You have to understand, I love him. That’s the real problem. I love him. I actually miss him… he’s like the best guy to always remind you of, you know, just how fleeting everything is, and how fun it should be. Also, while it has to be all these other things… we’re lucky to be able to do this.”

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At this time, no details about Captain America 4 have been confirmed.

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The official description of Marvel’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier reads:

Following the events of “Avengers: Endgame,” Sam Wilson/Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) team up in a global adventure that tests their abilities—and their patience—in Marvel Studios’ “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.” The all-new series is directed by Kari Skogland; Malcolm Spellman is the head writer.

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Secondary characters in the Marvel series include Daniel Bruhl as villain Baron Helmut Zemo and Emily VanCamp portraying Sharon Carter.

What do you think about Stan’s recent comments?

You can stream Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow and the five series in Marvel’s Phase Four so far — Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany’s WandaVision, Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Tom Hiddleston’s Loki, Marvel’s What If…?, and Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye— on Disney+ anytime.

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