Sebastian Stan, best known for playing Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier in the MCU has revealed that he would play one of Batman’s most iconic villains, The Riddler, if given the chance.
Speaking at the Wizard World St. Louis during a Q and A, Stan was asked which character from the DC universe he would love to play. He quickly settled on Batman’s Riddler because he was his favorite character growing up:
“My favorite DC character has always been the Riddler, And, honestly, I would not know what to do with that character at all. But it’s such a crazy, crazy character. Maybe I wouldn’t.”
It’s highly unlikely that Stan would ever be able to portray one of Batman’s most nefarious foes, but a bit of wishful thinking goes a long way. After all, Zachary Levi has previously appeared in the Thor films and has now become Shazam!
The Q and A continued with a fan asking Stan if he’d be interested in taking on the Captain America mantle down the road:
“I mean, yeah I would love that one day, absolutely, I don’t know when that day would be, and I just think…it would be a very different Captain America you know, you wouldn’t be able to have the same Captain America as you have right now because he’s a different guy. Again, there’s this issue where we’ve got to get him to be trustworthy enough for them to give him that responsibility, you know, to fill those shoes, and those are hard shoes to fill. So I think it’s possible, I really do, but it just has to make sense and we might need a little more time.”
After playing Bucky for such a long time, it would make sense that Stan would be interested in portraying Captain America down the road. However, that didn’t stop Stan from revealing his favorite part of playing The Winter Solider, which was ruminating on the role:
“I’ve been enjoying rediscovering him in the last few movies, including Infinity War, because he started out a certain way and then it was such a hard left with Winter Soldier, it was immediately like a whole different ballgame, So now it’s been fun going back a little bit and finding different things that we discovered in that early movie and putting them back in little by little, finding out where is he now.”
Barnes has been through a lot during his time in the MCU, which has allowed audiences to see him grow from formidable friend to foe, to formidable friend once again. At this point in his journey, there’s no place to go than up!
Source: Jade B (via ComicBook)
The Top 5 Alternate Versions Of Batman In DC Comics
One of the reasons Batman is such a popular character is the fact that he works in multiple kinds of stories. Even though he’s a dark, tragic character, the character works in all kinds of mediums. Projects like Batman: Brave and the Bold can exist alongside The Dark Knight and no one argues that one version of the hero is more authentic than another. The world around the character doesn’t matter as long as Bruce Wayne is still a man on a mission who will never stop waging his one-man war on crime.
Over the years, multiple versions of Batman have popped up in DC Comics. Thanks to Elseworld stories that examine the character in different lights and certain in-canon changes to Batman, Bruce Wayne has changed multiple times.
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