Sebastian Stan participated in some Marvel shade recently, and John Boyega showed up for it with zeal. Could this be the beautiful start of a Stan and Boyega bromance?
This started with Stan, who plays Bucky in the MCU, posting a screenshot of a Twitter thread with a fan calling out the studio for handling Steve Rogers’s character arc the way they did.
For all those who didn’t see Endgame—and be warned this is a major spoiler, if you haven’t seen the movie—Steve Rogers, a.k.a. Captain America, ends up going back in time and deciding to be with Peggy Carter in the 1940’s. At the very end of the movie, this reveal comes in the form of Bucky and The Falcon finding Steve exactly where he said he’d be. Except he’s about seventy years older.
Some fans disliked this ending, stating they believed Steve’s actions went against his entire arc in Phase 3 of Marvel where he seemed to be moving on from Peggy (if you want to count dating Peggy’s niece as moving on, then sure).
Stan posted the screenshot of the comment from @thenenya as his Instagram story. The message reads: “together until the end of the line. Or until bad, inconsistent, out-of character writing turns Steve Rogers into his own anti-thesis.” This gesture makes many assume Stan’s stance against Steve’s choice at the end of Endgame.
Boyega chimed in to show his support by tweeting “Welcome Mr Stan! Welcome,” and including a meme of our “favorite” emperor (hint, his name is Palpatine, hint) cackling.
Of course, Boyega, who played Finn in the Star Wars sequel trilogies, is no stranger to openly renouncing a character arc. He involved himself in a Twitter feud shortly after the release of The Rise of Skywalker back in December.
Like Stan with Endgame, Boyega’s tweet about TROS seemed slightly on the vague side, though Boyega clearly was taking a stand against the Ben Solo (formerly Kylo Ren) and Rey kiss at the end of the movie. Long story short, this caught the attention of Star Wars fans on both sides, and Boyega ended up compiling video clips of himself dancing, punching, pushing, and thrusting away the text blocks of all the naysayers.
For now, while we wait on bated breath to see what the future brings for Star Wars, we at least have a clearer future for Marvel. Stan himself will return in The Falcon and Winter Soldier on Disney+ which he’s currently filming. Look for the show airing sometime in 2020.