Chris Evans is Captain America. He’s almost up there with Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, Christopher Reeve as Superman, and Robert Downey Jr as Ironman. Chris Evens IS Captain America. Well, that may not be the case, going forward.
Sebastian Stan, the actor who plays Bucky aka The Winter Soldier, has just revealed that he has a nine picture deal with Marvel. That means he’s going to be around for a long time. Is he going to be playing The Winter Soldier for the entire duration of that time? Highly unlikely. What would he be doing next? Possibly taking over the role of Cap?
He had this to say:
“A lot. I’m certainly not contractually obligated to say that; it’s just the truth. Look, at the end of the day, you essentially take a year of your life, and make it about this movie. It takes six months to shoot it, another two months re-shooting it and going back for ADR [additional dialogue recording], and another three months talking to press about it. So you’d better love what you’re doing, right? You’re giving a year of your life to this. And you’re lucky to do that. In my case, I get to be lucky enough to do this for multiple years. So yeah, you have to learn about the character, love the character, and for me, there was no question—I had to read up, as much as I could. And fortunately, I’m not building from scratch here. There’s plenty of stories and material that tell you that Bucky acts a certain way, and there are plenty of fans who are very opinionated and will help you find out more and appreciate it all. I wanted to make sure I was doing everything right.”
Things are getting more and more interesting over in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.