Sebastian Stan Stuntman Reveals Bucky Actor Did His Own Stunts for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

By Richard Nebens Updated:
Bucky Barnes, Sebastian Stan

Fans are in heaven right now with so much new Marvel Cinematic Universe content and news to geek out over. Not only did the debut trailer for WandaVision premiere at last night’s Emmys, the final days of filming for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier have finally come before that series makes its way to Disney+.

Numerous new videos from the show's set have shown some incredible action and stuntwork, teasing another classic adventure from Marvel as the studio starts its Disney+ venture. The studio employs some of the best stunt workers on the planet for the craziness that always comes in MCU productions, although one from this new series has detailed stories of a longtime star that chooses to take on the action himself...


In a new episode of the Screen Forum Podcast via iHeartRadio, Sebastian Stan’s stuntman, John Nania, has revealed that Stan is performing many of his own stunts during shooting for The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. When diving into the experience he’s had working with the Bucky Barnes actor, Nania gave these quotes praising the series co-star’s work ethic:

It has been an awesome experience on The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, there’s gonna be quite a few moments where it’s more a lot of  [Stan] that you’re looking at doing certain action parts, because he stepped up, and he put the training in, and he did it, and it looked awesome...


While this isn’t the first instance of an MCU performer doing all of his own stunts, it certainly makes things much easier for the crew to shoot and edit, and it makes the fan experience that much more enjoyable as well. Marvel actors are known for putting in countless hours to get the right physique and look to play the classic characters from the comics, but doing their own stuntwork is an entirely different endeavor, and one not taken on by everybody.

Stan has put in so much work to embody the image of the Winter Soldier, especially since his villainous turn and redemption in the last two films of the Captain America trilogy. While nothing has been reported previously about Stan doing his own stuntwork for past MCU projects, it’s not surprising in the slightest and will assuredly make all of his action in this new mini-series feel that much more impressive. Thanks to set videos and reports from the shoot, some of the best action sequences in a long time are expected to come in this mini-series, which have fans giddy for its release.

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is inching closer to the completion of filming before its expected release in early 2021.

Release Date
March 19, 2021
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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.