If you were one of the few people who saw Hot Tub Time Machine last weekend you got a glimpse of actor Sebastian Stan. He played a paranoid douche bag named Blaine, but in real life he was one of the many guys in line to star as Captain America when the role was up for grabs a few weeks ago. In the end, the part went to Chris Evans, but he’s not sad because he just got cast as Cap’s sidekick, Bucky Barnes.
According to THR, Stan has been confirmed by Marvel to play Barnes but they wouldn’t specify in what capacity. The character has an interesting background in the comics so it’s hard to say how his role will play out in the film. Originally, he’s a teenage orphan, who’s too young to join the army but becomes the camp’s mascot. When he discovers Captain America’s identity, he joins him as a partner in his Nazi-fighting escapades.
That’s all fine and dandy, but he eventually died only to be brought back to life a few years ago as the character Winter Soldier, a covert assassin. We don’t know which storyline they’re going with but I’m leaning towards the older Bucky, Stan’s no spring chicken.
We’re also hearing that he’s signed on for 5 or 6 more films, which means he too could be making an appearance in The Avengers. But until then filming on Captain America starts this summer in Europe.
What do you think of Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes? Who do you think should have played the role?