Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie have officially teamed up as co-leads for the first time in Marvel’s latest Disney+ series, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
Their chemistry made the duo into fan favorites, but they weren’t always close friends. According to Men’s Health, the two “didn’t hit it off when they first met,” working together on Captain America: The Winter Soldier in 2017.
Stan is reportedly a fairly quiet person, he and Mackie didn’t really bond until they spent the movie’s press tour together. Mackie described one particular night out in Beijing that “just went on and on and on”
the duo have appeared in Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Endgame. They have also consistently delighted fans in interviews by joking around and insulting Tom Holland together
Anthony Mackie, who reportedly isn’t too impressed with being an Avenger, even shared in an interview with Fatherly that he tried to talk Sebastian Stan into leaving New York City and moving in with him at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic
Whether it’s causing trouble on their press tours or staring intensely into each others eyes, Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie have the kind of friendship that most of us only dream of, and fans will get to see more of the the duo in the Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
And of course, fans of the duo (also lovingly known as Stackie, MackStan, and SebAnthony—take your pick) often show their love for the two actors online with memes, because at the end of the day, we all want one thing: for someone to look at us the way Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie look at each other.