One of the unexpected highlights of Captain America: Civil War was the chemistry between two of Steve Rogers' closest friends — Bucky Barnes, aka The Winter Soldier, and Sam Wilson, aka Falcon. On their own, actors Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie are fantastic as those respective characters — but together they are magic, whether it's Falcon refusing to move his car seat up for Bucky, or the both of them slyly approving of Steve getting the third kiss of his life.
It would seem that the actors themselves agree on how much fun it all was, as both of them are in favor of the idea of a Falcon/Winter Soldier spin-off film. Both actors were doing interviews on the set of the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War, where they are both set to return, along with almost half of the planet. Entertainment Tonight interviewed both of them individually, but it would seem that the dream is very a much shared one.
First up is Stan, who was asked about the possibility of doing such a film when the as-yet untitled Avengers 4 ends this phase of the MCU. Could they, would they, be open to the idea?
As Stan says, "We absolutely can. Absolutely. I mean, the right people to make that happen are certainly within feet from us right now." He goes on to describe what he imagines the film might be like, saying, "To me, it's like Martin Brest film classic, Midnight Run, you know. It's really just sort of in my head, like 48 Hours or a buddy comedy from the '80's or '90's."
A Midnight Run/48 Hours riff starring a guy dressed in a metal bird suit and a former super-spy with a bionic arm? We'd watch that. Take a look at his full interview here:
Mackie echoed much of Stan's comments when he was asked about the spin-off possibility, starting off by praising Stan — "Sebastian is a damn good actor and he's a damn good friend, so I think our relationship— really, it's the three of us, he, Chris Evans and I — our relationship kind of works really well because there's a mutual respect."
Naturally, this mutual respect leads him to be into the idea of the spin-off— "...a spin-off would be great, but it would be like Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy in 48 Hours, that would be our spinoff. It would end up with us beating the crap out of each other three or four times, I know it."
Check out Mackie's full interview below:
Have they been talking about what the movie would be, or did they both come up with the 48 Hours comparison on their own? It's either something they've already worked out, or they are very much on the same page with this fictitious movie.
Neither option matters much, all we know is that we want this film to happen, and we want it to happen ASAP. 48 Midnight Winter Falcon Hours cannot possibly come soon enough. In the meantime, we'll have to make do with seeing "Bird Soldier" (our new shipping name for them, patent pending, go ahead and use it) rip up the screen in Avengers: Infinity War on April 26th. On your left!
(Via: Entertainment Weekly)