Thursday, March 13, 2014

Sebastian Stan to play Bucky Barnes for 9 movies


WARNING:  The following post may prove spoiler ridden for those of you who are not comic book readers.  This post includes information of a speculative nature.

Sebastian Stan has signed on to play James "Bucky" Barnes for 9 movies.  Interestingly, Chris Evans is signed to play Steve Rogers for 6 movies.  Lets' do some math.  Let's imagine that The First Avenger and The Winter Soldier count for two Bucky movies.  We know that three of Chris Evan's movies as Steve are The First Avenger, The Avengers, and The Winter Soldier.  We also know that Evans will play Rogers in The Avengers 2: Age of Ultron, and Captain America 3.  We don't know what other films Bucky is going to be in, only that there are five of them up in the air.  One could certainly be Captain America 3, another could be the Black Widow movie.

This leaves potential for Bucky to be in movies without Steve.  Now.  What is Bucky doing in movies without Steve?  Could we be moving on to Bucky Cap?  Will Bucky Barnes become Captain America?  Are we going to be seeing a Marvel Cinematic Universe Civil War arc?

If we are, it's possible things are going to go very differently.  Robert Downey Jr. is signed for Avengers 2 and 3, but not for an Iron Man 4.  It would be harder to set up Civil War without Tony gung ho for a registration act, and they would need a lead in for that, possibly using characters like the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver.

Here's another interesting tidbit:  Tom Hiddleston is signed to play Loki for five movies.  We've seen three of them, Thor, The Dark World, and The Avengers.  He could be convinced to do more movies, but for the contract he has, that's two more appearances of Hiddleston Loki.  Remember that Loki could easily become Lady Loki in a future title, or even Kid Loki.  Chris Hemsworth is signed for Thor 3 and Age of Ultron.  I've seen some speculation that Thor 3 could involve Surtur, which would lead to some interesting storyline developments for Loki.


All of this, of course, could be impacted by salary disputes by the talent involved.  We shall, of course, see.


But I'm thinking Civil War, and very likely Bucky Cap there after.