Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan have had it with Tom Holland
Marvel movie staples Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan have had enough of Tom Holland, the new Spider-Man, and his attitude (not really).
When Spider-Man made his MCU debut in Captain America: Civil War, he sided with Iron Man, which put him at odds with the characters Falcon and the Winter Soldier when they all faced off at the airport in Germany. Despite the gap in age and experience, Spidey got the better of the two Marvel heroes that stood with Cap.
And Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan, who play Falcon and Winter Soldier respectively, don’t seem to have completely gotten over it.
In a series of interviews supporting Civil War, the pair discusses Holland at length. Basically, they aren’t fans. So with Spider-Man: Homecoming coming out next week it’s a safe bet that you won’t see either actor make a cameo in Holland’s solo debut.
Granted, the current storyline that runs through all of the MCU films wouldn’t really allow it – SPOILERS: Falcon is on the run with Cap and the Winter Soldier is a Popsicle in Wakanda – while Peter Parker, aka Spidey, is busy saving Queens under the watchful eye of Tony Stark.
The clips are, of course, meant to be tongue-in-cheek. Mackie and Stan both seem like decent people, and raging against the adorable, soft-spoken 21-year old Holland just seems mean, like kicking a puppy. But who knows? Maybe Holland is secretly a massive dick. Maybe he demanded that his trailer on Avengers: Infinity War be just slightly bigger than Mackie and Stan’s out of spite. Maybe he keeps parking in their reserved spots.
We’ll have to wait and see if the rivalry continues when the trio (along with pretty much every other major MCU character) reunite during Infinity War, or whether they can squash it. Although depending on how well Homecoming does, Holland might be completely insufferable by then.