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MCU is giving us the BFF drama we never knew we needed. Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Avengers: Infinity War screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely opened up on the rivalry between Winter Soldier aka Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) and Falcon aka Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie).
Falcon and Bucky meet each other in Captain America: Winter Soldier, and there is noticeable friction between the two. Remember the "Move your seat" altercation? *Chilling*
If you never figured out why exactly the two Avengers don't like each other, we are here to tell you why. It involves a certain veteran who is 95-years-old, had been frozen for almost a century and is yet the hottest Avenger somehow — Captain America aka Steve Rogers (Chris Evans).
Bucky and Steve have been army buddies since the '20s, even before Steve was injected with the serum which transformed him into Captain America. But Steve only met Sam after he was defrosted and bought back to life during the events of Captain America: Civil War.
“It really came out of just being, like, 'Steve now has two best friends'… it’s literally, just a juvenile impulse on our part. You can put in this ridiculous rivalry in the middle of these very serious moments. The 'move your seat up' is possibly my favourite thing in all of the movies, because it’s just so petty. It also reminds you, those little things remind you that they’re people," Markus revealed during a live Q&A, as per a Comicbook report.
We kind of get why Bucky would be jealous though. Steve and Bucky have been friends for decades and have gone through some really similar experiences. Upon being 'woken up', in present day they find each other in a tumultuous fix and are led to fight each other.
Whereas Steve only meets Sam in the modern day, during a jog and befriends him. The bi**h fight seems inevitable — kind of like Mean Girls, the Avengers version.
“The Marvel movies are about people, they’re not about superheroes. They happen to have these superhero responsibilities, but they’re people who don’t have enough legroom, you know? And I think that can be where, sometimes, some movies fall apart, is they take the superhero before they take the person," added Markus.
But Bucky and Falcon have since then warmed up to each other and have fought in the Infinity War, too. And FYI, both Sebastian and Anthony have expressed interest in a Bucky/ Falcon spin-off.
Anthony and Sebastian both agree that it would be a great idea. "But it would be like Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy in 48 Hours, that would be our spinoff. It would end up with us beating the crap out of each other three or four times, I know it," he said in an interview recently, as per a Comicbook report.