Marvel’s Spider-Man and Falcon have an issue with one another.
This past weekend at D23, part of the Avengers: Infinity War cast did a number of interviews. Due to the size of the cast that attended — a number of Avengers and Guardians were on hand to debut the trailer — many of these interviews were done in pairs. As a result, the answers got a little personal, as jokes about each other found their way into answers about Infinity War.
It all seemed to be done in the name of fun, but two actors took shots at each other whenever they could, causing us here at Polygon to question the true motives behind Anthony Mackie (Falcon) and Sebastian Stan’s (Winter Soldier) ongoing hazing of Tom Holland.
On Saturday, July 15, following Disney, Marvel and Lucasfilm’s live-action film presentation, Mackie and co-star Stan were asked whether they had seen Spider-man: Homecoming yet. Both replied that they hadn’t and weren’t planning on it. Mackie added that after being on set with Holland for a few days, his acting style seemed to suggest Homecoming was the type of movie you could watch on a plane.
This isn’t the first time that Mackie and Stan have roasted their fellow Infinity War co-star. When the two were doing press for Captain America: Civil War last year, they were asked about Spider-Man, who was making his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in the film. YouTuber Shana Fierce compiled a number of interviews from that press tour that featured Mackie and Stan making some kind of comment about Holland.
With Mackie and Stan continuously finding a way to poke fun at Holland, the actor’s presence in the MCU quickly became an ongoing joke for the duo. Eventually, Holland was asked about it while doing press for Spider-Man: Homecoming and the actor explained it all had to do with a catchphrase he allegedly stole from Mackie.
“He has this thing that he always goes ‘Cut the check’ whenever he thinks he’s done his best take,” Holland explained, as seen in the photo below. “And I was doing a scene with him where he had to rugby tackle me and I shouted out ‘Cut the check!’”