One of Marvel’s most famed bromances is on the fritz. At least temporarily we hope. Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie haven’t talked in months. Over the course of four MCU movies and the six-episode limited series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie have been seemingly inseparable for much of the past decade.
The pair lovingly known by fans as “Stackie,” has delivered countless unforgettable moments to their fans, from their red-carpet beef with fellow Avengers Mark Ruffalo and Don Cheadle to their on-the-spot reincarnation of Siskel & Ebert to their teasing hints at off-camera shipping.
But we Satan told us while promoting his acclaimed new romance thriller Fresh, the due isn’t as dynamic these days. They’re not even texting at all right now.
Does this mean that “Stackie” is over?
“Anthony hasn’t returned a text of mine since November of 2021,” Stan said in his interview. “We’re taking a break.”
“I sent him a picture of my Christmas tree and I got nothing in return, so…”
Of course, Stan could be joking. It’s been filed under the normal for Stackie. Receiving no response to a photo of one’s Christmas tree feels like an odd place to draw a line in the sand. But if Stan is joking, he’s doing well at selling it.
“You have to understand I love him,” Stan continued. “That’s the real problem, I love him. I actually miss him.”
Sebastian Stan still expressed pride for Mackie’s promotion to Captain America at the conclusion of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Stan also started the hype train on Captain America 4, in which Mackie will star but is yet scheduled for production or release.
“I’m very excited for that movie and I think he’s going to be great,” Stan says. “He’s going to add a whole different feel to that idea. It kind of reminds me a little bit of Rocky, in some ways.