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The Captain America: Civil War Scene That Led To Falcon And The Winter Soldier

Marvel Studios has been hitting one homerun after another. After the rush of Avengers: Endgame, as well as the twists and reveals of WandaVision, fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are now getting pumped for the upcoming Disney+ series, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. The show stars Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie), and Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan), in their respective superhero identities of the Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and takes place sometime after the events of Endgame — where Steve Rogers passed on his Captain America shield to Sam. From there, the show's six episodes will show the two heroes coping with a post-Blip world, while they battle enemies old and new, such as a returning Helmut Zemo, and the Flag Smashers.

However, it's worth noting that this team-up between Wilson and Barnes didn't come from nowhere — and it's not just because both of them are such close friends of Rogers, either. In fact, eager fans have really been awaiting an opportunity The Falcon and the Winter Solider to showcase these two together ever since they costarred in 2016's Captain America: Civil War — with one scene in particular, which audiences loved, proving to Marvel how easily they could carry their own spinoff.

The buddy cop scene which made The Falcon and The Winter Soldier happen

Per Comic Book Resources, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier showrunner Malcolm Spellman said much of the show's tone, as well as the "buddy cop" vibe between the leads, was inspired by a brief but pivotal scene in Civil War.

"There was about a 12-second moment [in Captain America:] Civil War where it feels like every single Marvel fan, [Marvel Studios President] Kevin Feige, and all his cabal partners knew that these two guys were gonna be able to support a movie or a franchise [...] I feel like you can't really take credit for the tone, because in that 12 seconds, everybody knew what it was gonna be, and that's sort of a transcendent thing."

Which scene, you ask? While Spellman does not state it outright, any die-hard fans reading between the lines can see that he likely meant the hilariously grumpy bit between Sam and Bucky nearly midway through the film, where the two super-vigilantes are stuck in the car together. The scene is a massive highlight of Civil War, and is perfectly complemented by the pair also getting trapped by Spider-Man's webbing ("I hate you"). 

Civil War showed off the easy chemistry between Mackie and Stan, and if Marvel can capture that buddy comedy feeling again in Falcon, they'll have another hit on their hands. Luckily, True Believers won't have to wait too much longer to see it, as The Falcon and The Winter Soldier premieres March 19th on Disney+.