Sebastian Stan is Bucky in Captain America

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sebastian stan bucky captain america Sebastian Stan is Bucky in Captain America

With the ball rolling now for the casting of Marvel Studios’ and Joe Johnston’s The First Avenger: Captain America, we’re about to witness an onslaught of official announcements in the coming weeks regarding who will be joining cast. As we know, Chris Evans is playing Captain America, signing a 9-picture contract to portray the star-spangled Avenger for years to come, and opposite him is Hugo Weaving’s Red Skull, the feature villain of the film.

Now joining Weaving and Evan in the Captain America origins tale is Sebastian Stan (Gossip Girl, Kings) who will play Cap’s sidekick, Bucky Barnes. Despite being Romanian-born, Stan was thrown into the list of final candidates in the running to play the title character of Steve Rogers. Similar to the story behind Tom Hiddleston auditioning for the title role in Thor and instead being offered the part as the villain Loki, Marvel and and director Joe Johnston felt Stan would be better suited to play the role of Bucky.

Stan is relatively unknown compared to the two established actors he joins as part of the Captain America cast but I think it’s a far better choice than him playing Cap, considering he looks absolutely nothing like the character.

For those of us anxiously following Marvel movie news to see who gets the chance to play key characters of the Marvel Universe, this puts an end to some of the many rumors out there that had Robert Buckley playing the part of Bucky. The last rumor we heard had big name actors Ryan Phillippe and Keira Knightley as part of the movie but no one was certain on what role Phillippe could be playing. If true, perhaps he will play one of the supporting hero characters in The Invaders,  an international team of heroes who Captain America joins to help combat Nazism during the second World War.

For those unfamiliar with the character Sebastian Stan will be playing, James Buchanan “Bucky” Barnes is an orphan whose father, a soldier, died in training. He was underage during the war and instead acted as a sort of mascot for the base he resided at. After befriending Steve Rogers and learning of his Captain America heroics, he dedicates himself to training and becomes his partner – they both are part of The Invaders.

According to a Heat Vision exclusive, Stan has signed a 5 to 6 picture deal with the studio, keeping in line with the low-salary, long-term contracts they’ve signed with Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson and others to ensure their participation and protect against budget inflation for the studio’s long-term plans.

If you’re knowledgeable of the history of Captain America and his pal Bucky, then you may see what they’re thinking for the character with such a potentially long-term contract; Near the end of WW2, Bucky dies on a mission with Captain America, the same mission where Cap is frozen in ice only to be awakened years later to take command of The Avengers. While presumed dead, Bucky returned to the comics in 2005 (after many decades) as part of the Winter Soldier storyline and later takes on the mantle of Captain America himself after Steve Rogers is assassinated in the famed Civil War storyline. There’s no word from Marvel if that’s something they will explore in the movies but with a multi-picture contract, we know he’s not being killed off anytime soon.

The First Avenger: Captain America hits July 22, 2011 and The Avengers is scheduled to debut May 4, 2012. Production begins in the UK for Captain America in June.

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  1. yea its nice to finally have bucky cast along skull and cap. As for stan i dont know his work. But i hope he will do well for bucky. I too think they will probably want to do the whole winter solider thing to for the character. Why waste the character for just the first cap film and ww2. And if he has a multi picture deal, it will probably be for cameo roles and larger roles. The best thing would be is to go the classic comics and see both cap/bucky die in the climax of the first film. Then we get a cameo appearance in the avengers of a masked hitman no one knows who it is. Which then leads to him being bigger threat in cap sequel.

  2. “For those unfamiliar with the character Sebastian Stan will be playing, James Buchanan “Bucky” Barnes is an orphan whose father, a soldier, died in training.”


    In reality that should read….

    “For those unfamiliar with the character Sebastian Stan will be playing, James Buchanan “Bucky” Barnes was the writer's pathetic attempt to copy the success D.C. was enjoying with Batman's unnecessary teenage sidekick, Robin. However they somehow managed to give Bucky an even dumber name and an even stupider costume.”

    Why is he even in this movie? Why have we been talking about this for weeks now? D.C. proved you can make good Batman films without Robin. So why are we putting this 15 year old Lone Ranger reject looking kid in the film?

  3. I hope they make him more of a supporting character/ally of Captain America that a 'sidekick'.

  4. Mr. Stan is is 27 years old so he won't be the 15 year old like it was in the comics. Obviously he wont sport the 1940's costume either.

    Bucky was a way to appeal to younger readers back then and it certainly ain't the first time DC and Marvel borrowed ideas from each other. Go through the thousands of characters and you'll find tons of mirrored characters from the other company.

  5. This movie is falling apart.

  6. This makes absolutely no sense for him to be in a mutli-picture deal if he is to be playing Bucky unless the TFA Captain America movie will be pieced together in 4-5 parts, which is not the case. As far as him being Bucky, he looks the part.

  7. Im behind this. He looks the part. 'Nuff Said.

  8. Bucky better die in this movie or else it is a complete fail.

    Oh and when they kill him they'd better remember the number 1 rule in comics (although it was shamefully broken),BUCKY STAYS DEAD!!!

  9. I remember when Marvel (its production crew) came out with the earlier Captain America and the Punisher movies. It was low cost, but definitely more in line with the comic arc storyline. Now everyone tries to jump on the comic/movie bandwagon hoping for a gigantic budget to justify their salaries (Ghost Rider, X Men, etc).
    I hope the new Avenger movie storyline is more in line with the Marvel storyline

  10. Sebastian Stan looks gor-ge-ous in this pic and I liked the little I’ve seen him in. Hopefully, this will allow him to expand beyond the teenybopper roles like Gossip Girl.