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Why Sebastian Stan Says Tom Holland Is Responsible For Falcon And The Winter Soldier Getting Made

Disney+ has allowed the Marvel Cinematic Universe to expand in previously unanticipated ways. Before its launch in 2019, the MCU was strictly something that fans had to enjoy on the big screen in the form of blockbuster action films. However, since the launch of the premium streaming service, the franchise has evolved to include television shows that air exclusively on Disney+. This has allowed the MCU to focus on characters who may not have gotten the most screen time in the films.

Perhaps one of the biggest examples of this is "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier," which focused on the title characters played by Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan, respectively. It dealt with the fallout of the events of "Avengers: Endgame," but it also wrapped up some stories that had been in motion since "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," especially in regards to Stan's Bucky Barnes and his time as the brainwashed assassin the Winter Soldier.

However, in addition to Disney+ making the show a reality, Stan has also credited Spider-Man himself Tom Holland with helping get "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier" made.

Sebastian Stan joked that fighting Spider-Man helped them get a show

During a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Sebastian Stan reflected on the history of his best roles, including his time in the MCU. While talking about "Captain America: Civil War," he came to the humorous realization that Spider-Man actor Tom Holland may have inadvertently helped him and Anthony Mackie eventually get "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier" show on Disney+.

"It was so weird and wild 'cause it was such a funny moment with sort of him catching the arm and the punch and everything," Stan said of the fight scene in the movie, which saw Bucky and Sam Wilson (Mackie) teaming up against Spider-Man for his first fight in the MCU. "Basically, Anthony and I got a show because of Tom Holland, that's what I'm realizing as I'm talking. Which is something I'd really hate for him to know. Tom, that is. Not Anthony."

The scene was a big moment in the MCU, not only because it gave fans a glimpse of what Holland's take on the Spider-Man character would look like, but it also showcased Bucky and Wilson's chemistry as an unwilling team. This would, of course, lead to their leading roles in "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier," and eventually a greenlit "Captain America 4" for Wilson (per Variety).