Collider.com — Last summer, I was invited alongside a group of journalists to visit the Atlanta, Georgia set of Avengers: Infinity War. You can read a more in-depth account about my experience on the set here, but suffice it to say that it was indeed epic. The amount of star-power in this movie is mind-boggling, and over the next several weeks I’ll be publishing interviews with the cast and creatives behind it all. They couldn’t reveal much in the way of specifics, of course, but it was really fun to just see their banter and interactions — which is really the crux of what the Avengers movies are all about.
So much has happened in the MCU since we visited Pinewood studios, and we got a little update at the end of Black Panther about Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) , a.k.a. the Winter Soldier’s whereabouts. As for Anthony Mackie’s Falcons, one of the primary questions was that, for such a grounded character, what has it been like for his character to see things like a talking raccoon, much less Thanos? The two actors filled us in:
QUESTION: So what is Bucky doing in Wakanda?
STAN: The same thing he was doing in Wakanda the last time you saw him in Wakanda.
MACKIE: Hanging out. Eating Wakandanese food.
STAN: Dreaming in his little space craft. Well, that’s the last time you saw him, right? So, he’s here taking in the scenery, I guess. And the scenery ain’t great?
In between Civil War and Infinity War, has Falcon been with Cap and Widow?
MACKIE: No. We all kind of went on our separate ways after Civil War. We all kind of went on our separate ways and we were in hiding because of everything that happened in Civil War. So now, we get the call to rally, and here we are: Avengers 3.
What can you tell us about Thanos? What does Winter Solider think about him? What does Falcon think about him?
STAN: Winter Soldier is just enjoying his new arm. And that’s really where he’s at.
MACKIE: It’s a nice arm. All lubed up and ready to go.
STAN: And he’s learning new information as he goes along.
For Anthony, your character is a very realistic kind of guy, so what does he think when he hears about this all-powerful being whose going to kill everyone?
MACKIE: One thing about Falcon I’ve always loved since the beginning of discovering this character is his military background, his belief that his job in life is to fight for his fellow man. So when he hears about Thanos and his overall idea of world destruction, he’s very disheartened and shaken by it. He’s eager to get into the fight against this super evil, this diabolical demon known.
Winter Soldier’s been through a lot of emotional trauma. Has he had some therapy since Civil War?
STAN: Absolutely. Yes. Definitely. Much more.
So he’s more peppy and perky?
STAN: I’ll tell you, in the ten pages that I was allowed to read, I didn’t see that.
MACKIE: No perk. Continue reading