'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier' star Sebastian Stan says Bucky doesn't hate Sam for getting the shield
'At the end of Endgame, for either Steve or Bucky, it’s really not about the shield,' Stan said
The "Who deserved the Shield' better was an argument in the Marvel's fan camp was on for months after the release of 'Avengers: Endgame'. The final minutes of the film saw an old Steve Rogers/Captain America (Chris Evans) hand over the shield to Sam Wilson/Falcon (Anthony Mackie) while Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) nodded in approval of the move. It was revealed that Steve went back to live out his life in the past and to carry on the mantle, he picked Sam, who was his friend and ally since 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'.
While it may have signaled the end of Evans' MCU journey, Mackie and Stan will reprise their roles in the upcoming Disney+ series, 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier'. In footage released earlier, Bucky is seen telling Wilson they aren't friends. However, Stan in a recent interview with THR revealed there were no ill-feelings towards Sam after Steve picked him to be the successor.
"Steve is saying to Bucky, 'You’re going to go and do that, too. I’m not going to put this thing on you. We’re both going to live our lives — the lives that were actually taken from us back in the '40s when we enlisted,'" Stan explained. "So, that’s where I felt they were at the end of the movie. I don’t think there’s a desire or any conflicted thoughts about taking on that mantle. Sam, to me, was always the clear man to take on that mantle for numerous reasons, which also comes with so much more baggage that’s going to be explored in the show. I guess you’ll have to tune into Disney+ to find out why."
Stan concluded saying, "At the end of Endgame, for either Steve or Bucky, it’s really not about the shield."
Following the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus, Marvel has suspended the production of all of their shows as the pandemic status has risen in the country. 'The Falcon and The Winter Soldier' was set to debut this August, but this delay would mean we wouldn't be seeing it at least till the end of the year.
Earlier this year, Marvel's TV spot during the Super Bowl LIV saw a sneak peek of the action the Anthony Mackie and Stan-starring series would offer. Sam Wilson/Falcon's (Anthony Mackie) new costume, Daniel Bruhl's Helmut Zemo, Sharon Carter/ Agent 13 (Emily Vancamp) and Wyatt Russell's US Agent were all a glimpse.
The official synopsis 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 comes in as the head writer.
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