Sebastian Stan has confirmed he is set to reprise his role of Bucky Barnes, a.k.a. the Winter Soldier, in the currently untitled Avengers 4 in 2019. After recently discussing the filming of Avengers 4, Stan has now made it clear that he will indeed be appearing in the movie, following next year’s Avengers: Infinity War, in which he is also set to feature.
Talking recently to CinemaBlend, while discussing his latest film I, Tonya, Stan said:
“I still haven’t read a script for this next one. For this fourth one. All I know is I’m going down there in October, and that’s all I know. I still actually haven’t read a script for the last one. [laughs] All I knew was what I was involved in, and I was kept on a very ‘need to know’ basis. Maybe that’s the norm. But it’s a family system. There’s a trust, and there’s a sense of knowledge between the writers and the directors, with Kevin [Feige]… that shows up.”
This isn’t the first we’ve heard of Marvel’s utter on-set secrecy, with Tom Holland revealing he didn’t even know what enemy he was fighting while filming Infinity War. Asked about whether Marvel’s close-to-the-chest approach gave him any concerns as an actor, Stan responded:
“I don’t worry about the character. No matter what they decide, they’re going to do the right thing. … I have ownership over the character, but it’s not up to me do decide what happens. But you know, those guys are going to take it to another level. That’s just what they are going to do. And it’s a culmination of so many things up until this point, which is why they can.”
When he starts shooting in October, Stan will be joining the likes of Captain Marvel star Brie Larson, who was recently confirmed to have started work on Avengers 4.
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Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Infinity War stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Sean Gunn, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Holland, Sebastian Stan, Chadwick Boseman, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Benedict Wong, Tom Hiddleston, Tessa Thompson, Benicio Del Toro, Danai Gurira and Josh Brolin.
Avengers: Infinity War arrives on May 4, 2018. Avengers 4 will be released in theaters on May 3, 2019.