Do you guys want to see a more comedic side of the Winter Soldier? Whether the answer is yes or no, we may see it in the near future. Sebastian Stan showed us he could be a bit humorous in I, Tonya, but we haven’t exactly seen him do that in the MCU.
Stan took the role of Bucky Barnes in 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger. He’s never exactly had time for jokes, as he would die return as the assassin, The Winter Soldier for HYDRA in 2014. Even after realizing he was brainwashed, he was still a serious character that carried a serious tone. He’s had maybe one or two funny moments in the MCU which both came in Civil War. The Russo Brothers aren’t exactly the ones for comedy, but there’s a recent Marvel director out there that is…Taika Waititi.
Waititi is the director that took the Thor series and elevated it. Thor’s story was one that had its comedic moments but was seen as very serious and/or boring. Waititi while ultimately having Thor’s story come full circle in Thor: Ragnarok, did it in a very well received comedic way. The comedy within the film carried it to be one of the best reviewed Marvel films to date. The film was also the better received of the three films. In a recent interview with Bad Taste Stan spoke on wanting to work with Waititi.
Stan commented on the opportunity of working with Waititi:
“First of all, I LOVE TAIKA WAITITI. I mean, he kills me. And I mean, he REALLY kills me. In Thor, there were so many funny moments … I’d love that. I think that personally, I’m much more attracted to dark humor. It’s a bit more offbeat, and that’s what I, Tonya was. The Russos understand that they have a background in that as well. I’m just not sure if I could be funny in one of those other situations. But for me as a viewer, I love all of them. Chris Pratt has that’s very … he’s so nice and so charming. Not many people can do that. But I really enjoy watching those as a viewer.”
This would actually be a cool thing to see, in my opinion. We still have to see if Bucky Barnes will survive Infinity War and Avengers 4 first though. Nobody knows if their character will survive the next two Avengers films so until then we just kind of have to wait and see if this will even be possible. A serious, but comedic teaming between Stan and Waititi to create something for Bucky Barnes would be awesome. It seems as though Chris Evans is done as Captain America, so maybe if Bucky takes the mantle, Waititi would direct the next film in Phase 4.
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