Sebastian Stan Talks Bucky Barnes Not Being The New Captain America

Sebastian Stan doesn't think Bucky is in the right place for that job.

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The Falcon and The Winter Soldier star Sebastian Stan revealed how he discovered that Bucky barnes wouldn’t be the new Captain America.

With The Falcon and The Winter Soldier debuting on Disney Plus in just a few days time, the stars of the show recently spoke to Empire Magazine about the upcoming series and how it deals with the after-effects of Avengers: Endgame. One of the biggest revelations coming out of the film was the Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson was handed the mantle of Captain America by Steve Rogers himself, which shocked some fans who expected to see Bucky Barnes take over the role after several teases in previous films. Sebastian Stan revealed (while pretending to be offended) that he found out about the Captain America transition on the day of filming the scene.

“I found out the day that we were shooting, when someone handed me the scene on the spot in my costume,”

However, when asked about Bucky Barnes not taking on the Captain America mantle, Sebastian Stan explained that given the former-assassin’s journey throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it wouldn’t make sense for him to be a symbol of hope. Marvel Studios did consider passing the baton over to Bucky at one point though according to Endgame writer Christopher Markus. However, he’s been through so much forced trauma that he’s “not in a place for that, mentally” as Stan puts it.  Take a look below.

“It never really made sense to me – he just was not in a place for that, mentally. I’m not sure where the character would have gone even if that had happened.”

Are you disappointed Bucky Barnes isn’t the new Captain America? What do you want to see from Sebastian Stan in the series? Sound-off in the comments below!

Here is the official synopsis for the Marvel Studios series:

Following the events of “Avengers: Endgame,” Sam Wilson/Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) team up in a global adventure that tests their abilities—and their patience—in Marvel Studios’ “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.”

Directed by Kari Skogland from scripts written by showrunner Malcolm Spellman and Derek Kolstad, the series stars Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson / Falcon, Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes / The Winter Soldier, Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter, Daniel Brühl as Baron Helmut Zemo, and Wyatt Russell as John Walker / U.S. Agent. Actors Desmond Chiam, Miki Ishikawa, Noah Mills, and Carl Lumbly have also been cast.

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier will premiere exclusively on Disney Plus on March 19, 2021. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news on the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!

Source: Empire Magazine

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