Falcon and the Winter Soldier Actor Becomes #1 Most Popular Celebrity on IMDB

By Richard Nebens Posted:
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Marvel Studios has a well-established track record of topping various digital charts whenever a new project releases within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This continues to be the case in a big way with Phase 4, which is currently going with its second new entry in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

The MCU kicked 2021 off with the Disney+ series WandaVision, pushing stars like Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany into new levels of superstardom with every passing week. Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie are currently enjoying a similar run of success in their own adventure, which brought the most-watched debut episode of any Disney+ original show ever on March 19.

This popularity for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier as a whole is also being seen on an individual level thanks to the latest number released from IMBD.


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According to IMDB's Most Popular Celebs list (STARmeter), six of the stars from Marvel Studios' The Falcon and the Winter Soldier find placement in the worldwide Top 120.

The top spot belongs to Wyatt Russell after his introduction as the MCU's new Captain America, meaning that Russell is the top-trending actor on the movie site. Russell is followed by Winter Soldier actor Sebastian Stan, who comes in the 14th spot.

Miki Ishikawa, Emily VanCamp, and Danny Ramirez all come in the top 100 while Falcon actor Anthony Mackie rounds out the list at #117.

The full list with the actors' placement can be seen below:

1.) Wyatt Russell

14.) Sebastian Stan

39.) Miki Ishikawa

58.) Emily VanCamp

89.) Danny Ramirez

117.) Anthony Mackie

In addition, WandaVision leading actress Elizabeth Olsen remains at the top of the list, coming in right behind Sebastian Stan in the 15th slot.


Although this news doesn't come as too much of a shock, it's fantastic to see so many of the series' biggest stars gaining a current run of fame in the world of movies and TV. Stan and Mackie are the obvious inclusions considering this is their solo series, and their placement should only rise with each passing episode.

Russell's place at the top of the list is somewhat expected especially with how many discussions have centered around his character taking over the Captain America mantle. His dubious intentions already have viewers on edge, and it's going to be a wild ride figuring out what he's really up to alongside Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes.

Miki Ishikawa is making quite the splash with her character Leah, who Bucky met with for his first date in decades during "Episode 1." She has spoken on her incredible experience with Marvel Studios, and fans clearly took to her inclusion in the show as she tackled some deep emotional material with Stan's hero.

While most of Danny Ramirez' screen time came in "Episode 1," his story could help introduce an exciting new wrinkle to the Captain America saga within the MCU. Joaquin Torres eventually becomes the Falcon in his Marvel Comics run, which could lead to some big moments later in the show when Sam Wilson takes on the mantle of Captain America fully.

As for Emily VanCamp, her placement on this list is particularly impressive considering she hasn't seen one minute of screen time yet in this MCU outing. Her name was dropped in "Episode 2," and although she's been MIA to this point, her arrival will undoubtedly make for one of the bigger reveals as she meets up with Sam and Bucky.

On top of all the actors from this series making the list, Elizabeth Olsen continues her run of dominance by remaining on this list a full three weeks after the last episode of WandaVision aired on Disney+. The actress behind the Scarlet Witch won't likely appear in the MCU again until 2022's Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, but her run on Disney+ made an enormous impact on the landscape of this wildly successful franchise.

Safe to say, Marvel Studios still reigns supreme on multiple levels with their run on Disney+. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier continues with "Episode 3," which will premiere on Friday, April 2.

Release Date
March 19, 2021
- About The Author: Richard Nebens
Richard Nebens joined The Direct in March 2020, now serving as the site's Senior Writer and also working as an assistant editor and content creator. He started his journalism career as a hobby in 2019 and is passionate about sharing news and stories from the entertainment industry, especially comic book movies, comedy, and sci-fi. Richard looks to expand his knowledge about movies and TV every day, and he is eager to stay locked into the latest releases and breaking news at every opportunity.