Ever since his MCU debut Sebastian Stan’s Bucky has been a fan favorite character and his popularity has only increased since his transition into the Winter Soldier. Captain America’s long time friend has made himself into a main facet of the Marvel universe and has had a larger and larger role in it over the years. But some fans have begun to wonder if he will one day take on the very role of Captain America himself, and if Stan has his way this could be very possible.
Recently at Wizard World St. Louis, Stan was asked by a fan if he would like to see Bucky become Captain America, and it seems the star would be all for it,
“I mean, yeah I would love that one day, absolutely. I don’t know when that day would be though, 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.”
So it seems that like many fans, Stan is all for seeing his character turn into a new Captain America. Which given the possibility we will see the end of Steve Rogers in either Avengers: Infinity War or Avengers 4 this could be very possible. However, Stan did add that this wouldn’t be for a very long time,
“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 do think it’s possible, I really do, but it just has to make sense and we might need a little more time.”
Given the way Marvel has handled the character in the past few years they are definitely setting Bucky up to become Captain America, especially with his transition from villain to hero. A transition that the actor has begun to look back on as he has worked on re-discovering who the character really is,
“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.”
It will be interesting to see what Marvel has in store for Bucky after Infinity War and Avengers 4 but given the current pattern he will definitely have a huge role in the future. But whether this role will involve a new title of Captain America remains to be seen.
Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters May 4, 2018
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