Sebastian Stan on the “Lethal Weapon” Dynamic Found in The Falcon and The Winter Soldier

Actor Sebastian Stan gives his take on the new Marvel series, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, coming to Disney+.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

Actor Sebastian Stan gives his take on the new Marvel series, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, coming to Disney+.

One consensus about the year 2020 is that besides the rare happy moment, things have mostly sucked. The coronavirus pandemic has put millions of people out of work and shut down nearly all aspects of everyday life.

These changes have hit Hollywood harder than nearly any other industry, forcing delays in both filming and theatrical releases for every major studio. Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in particular are having an incredibly hard time dealing with this, considering the negative impact on huge slate of films and TV shows planned for the ever-expansive Phase 4.


One of the most anticipated properties of Phase 4 is the MCU’s debut mini-series The Falcon and The Winter Soldier on Disney+. The series is set to feature the return of Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan, and due to the Coronavirus delays, there are still a few more weeks of filming before its ultimate release on Disney+.

Sebastian Stan on The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

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On April 29th, Sebastian Stan took some time to appear on SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversations at Home with Variety’s Jenelle Riley, via MCU Direct, to answer some questions about his upcoming show. During the half-hour long interview, he offered these quotes to tease the dynamic of the show:

We’ve had a lot of fun. Anthony is a riot to work with. He really brings the best and the worst out of me. And I just love and I hate him at the same time. But that’s our dynamic, and I think it was so fun to finally get the time to really explore that with him, because we only had a couple of scenes across the movies […] We really got to dive into that relationship, and it’s super fun, I mean in terms of very much that Lethal Weapon world.

Maybe it’s just me, but this got me even that much excited for this series than I already was. Not only has Sebastian Stan clearly put a huge level of investment into the character of Bucky Barnes over the last decade, but hearing him describe the same dynamic that existed between Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh in the wildly popular Lethal Weapon series, should be exciting for all fans.


Mel Gibson and Danny Glover turned the series into a huge sensation from the late 80’s to the late 90’s, and the four movie franchise has become a classic that continues to influence new projects to this day. We can only imagine the hilarity coming from Sam Wilson having to deal with Bucky Barnes’ unique qualities on a daily basis, and vice versa. Also, either one of them would make the entire series with just one uttering of “I’m too old for this s**t.”

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is still incomplete due to the coronavirus delay, and it seems inevitable that it’s debut on Disney+ will end up moving from its August 2020 timeframe.


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Richard Nebens

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