Falcon and Winter Soldier Star Says MCU Boss Kevin Feige Deserves More Credit

Sebastian Stan discusses the key role of Kevin Feige, President and Chief Creative Officer of Marvel Studios, in the development of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier‘s Sebastian Stan urged that Kevin Feige, Marvel Studios President and Chief Creative Officer, be given more credit for his role in building the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The star, who plays Bucky Barnes / The Winter Soldier in the MCU, stood up for Feige in a recent interview with Vanity Fair. “I just don’t think Kevin Feige gets the credit he deserves for being the genius mastermind that started this whole thing,” Stan explained. “And every single one [Marvel Studios] Film to me feels intricately connected to something different and a different plot, and there’s just a lot about these films that I feel sometimes don’t get the recognition they deserve.

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Feige has produced every Marvel Studios film since the MCU launched iron man in 2008. In the years since, he has overseen a further 26 films (including the recent box-office hit Spider-Man: No Way Home), eight short films and five streaming series, all set in the same fictional universe.

Stan has acted in five of these films – Captain America: The First Avenger, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame – and two of the shows, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and What if…?. He also has uncredited cameos ant man and Black Pantherbringing his total number of MCU appearances to seven.

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Stan recently spoke about Bucky Barnes’ character arc The First Avenger to the Falcon and Winter Soldier, which took him from hero to villain and back again. When asked if he felt Bucky “had justice,” Stan replied, “He had a lot of moments and we put him in a good place, so I’m happy about that.” The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Creator and head writer Malcolm Spellman is currently working on the screenplay for Captain America 4with Stan expected to return as Bucky again.

Despite the speculation, Stan has also admitted that he’s not sure what the future of the MCU holds for him and his character. “I haven’t known this for more than 10 years, I’m always very happy when I get to live another day, hopefully before I get too old,” Stan said. “We’ll see, anything is possible.” Stan has previously expressed his willingness to continue playing Bucky indefinitely, noting, “As long as [Marvel Studios] Keep calling, I’m here.”

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is currently streaming on Disney+.

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