‘Captain America 2′ Actor Sebastian Stan has 9-Picture Marvel Deal

Published 1 year ago by , Updated April 3rd, 2014 at 10:07 pm,

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In Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Steve Rogers is still adjusting to life in the 21st century, and the ghosts from his past aren’t likely to make things any easier. After believing that everyone he once knew is now dead, Steve finds himself facing off against his old friend James Buchanan “Bucky” Barnes, who has been brainwashed, kitted out with a metal arm and turned into a deadly fighter known as the Winter Soldier.

This turbulent reunion marks Sebastian Stan’s second outing  in the role of Bucky (third if you count Captain America: Super-Soldier, the tie-in video game). Since Bucky took up the Captain America mantle from Steve Rogers in the comics, some are speculating that Chris Evans might eventually hand the role over to Stan.

To add further fuel to this speculation, Stan has revealed in an interview with Newsarama that he has a nine-picture deal with Marvel. This means that, contractually speaking, the studio has him locked down for more movies than Evans, who only has a six-picture deal. Speaking to Collider, Evans said that he’s definitely going to complete all the movies in his contract, but doesn’t make any guarantees beyond that.

As Bleeding Cool notes, Evans’ cameo in Thor: The Dark World was not part of his six picture deal, which means that so far he’s fulfilled two of his official appearances with Captain America: The Winter Soldier set to be the third and The Avengers: Age of Ultron the fourth. Captain America 3 will release in direct competition with Batman vs. Superman on May 6, 2016, and Evans’ sixth appearance will most likely be The Avengers 3.

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In his interview, Stan says that he was aware of Bucky Barnes’ eventual transformation into the Winter Soldier while filming Captain America: The First Avenger, but that he didn’t know for sure if it was a role he would ever get to play. Since he’s committed for so many movies, each of which take about six months to shoot, Stan says that he’s done everything he can to research Bucky and get to the heart of the character.

“You have to learn about the character, love the character, and for me, there was no question—I had to read up, as much as I could. And fortunately, I’m not building from scratch here. There’s plenty of stories and material that tell you that Bucky acts a certain way, and there are plenty of fans who are very opinionated and will help you find out more and appreciate it all. I wanted to make sure I was doing everything right.”

The subject of different actors or characters taking up the names of existing superheroes has come up before, but with Stan contracted for so many Marvel movies it does seem like the studio has an arc in mind for him. President of Production Kevin Feige said earlier this year that Marvel started making plans for 2015 releases back in 2006, and that currently they’ve planned ahead as far as 2021. Could we see a new face of Captain America by then?


Captain America: The Winter Soldier arrives in theaters on April 4, 2014.

Sources: Newsarama, Collider

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  1. I so far like how Marvel is playing this out. I think the Quick Silver character should be playing by one actor in both movies. I don’t like the racial changes being made to the Johnny Storm/Human Torch character. It smells of political correctness running amuck. Otherwise I think Marvel is on the right track.

    • Gregory, Marvel Studios does not own either X-men nor The Fantastic Four movies. If they did, there would be hell of a lot more crossovers, including Spider-man (which I wish they owned as well). That is why there is different actors playing the characters.

      and Don’t get me started on Fantastic Four. The movie all ready sucks with just the actors.

      • Spider-man, Spider-man…doing things only a spider can.

  2. I would love to see the Civil War brought to life as well… but I feel like they need more superheroes to make it perfect… to show how it really affected the MU (like Spidey showing his identity, Sue Storm and other heroes being double agents) … if they could find a way then perfect.. but I am keeping my mind open to other things… and honestly Sebastian Stan to me is the perfect Bucky.. and I cannot wait to see more of him on the big screen
    KEEP IT UP MARVEL (and bring in Ms Marvel PLEASE

  3. Wow he has more than Tom Hiddleston (Loki). Lol, that’s awesome. I wonder what the other 7 could be besides Captain America 3 and Avengers 3 I guess.

    • Bucky will not be in the Avengers 3 movie. Js..

  4. I 100% believe Sebastian Stan will end up playing Captain America. I mean, in the comics, Cap dies, Bucky Barnes takes over as Cap, but then Steve Rogers comes back… I think Steve Rogers will die in the movies and Bucky Barnes will take over as Captain America–but I don’t think Steve will come back to life. That will be the one deviation from the story. Chris Evans seems like after he fulfills his contracts that he wants to move on to other types of movies and stories, and besides, 6 movies is quite a lot. That’s still way more than Johnny Depp has played for POTC and it’s only about 2 less than the HP kids.

    I think Steve Rogers will die in the Avengers 3…or even sooner, tbh. I don’t realistically see him showing up in the Avengers 3. It’s too far off. Steve Rogers will be in the Avengers 2, then he’ll be in Cap 3, and then I think he’ll have some sort of role in a different Marvel movie during Phase 3–and he’ll die. And then Sebastian Stan will take over the Captain America role.

    It’s a little disappointing, because I like Chris Evans as the Captain and having his story end by him dying would be really depressing–like, he did all this just to DIE?–but at the same time, seeing Bucky Barnes as the new Captain America could be really cool too.

    Of course…if it were up to me personally…I’d have Steve Rogers stay as Cap for forever and I’d just have Bucky Barnes join the Avengers as the Winter Soldier. But yeah, that’s just me being fanciful.

  5. Don’t let Steve Rogers die, Bucky should become the U.S Agent.