It looks like (after a questionable ending in Civil War) James ‘Bucky’ Barnes better known as Winter Soldier and Captain America’s emo bestie, played by Sebastian Stan, will be assembling for Avengers: Infinity War!
Of course Marvel is keeping the whole is Bucky in or out thing very hush-hush, but it looks like The Hollywood Reporter may have spilled the beans by trying to bury the wee little detail in a larger piece about Stan’s upcoming filming schedule…
Stan is coming off of Captain America: Civil War, one of the year’s more acclaimed movies that has grossed over $1.1 billion worldwide. The actor, who recently wrapped the indie I’m Not Here with Maika Monroe and J.K. Simmons, will shoot Avengers: Infinity War early next year.
HELLO, like Marvel geeks were not going to figure this out!
The real question is will this be the first time we will be seeking Bucky ‘Winter Soldier’ Barnes back in the MCU? Stan is signed on for nine films and already has only appeared in three to date. Many people, including Stan himself, believe following Bucky – warning spoiler – being put on ice at a facility in Wakanda, will make an appearance in Black Panther slated to hit theaters in February 2018 only a couple months prior to the May 2018 release of Infinity War.
If Bucky does make an appearance in Black Panther this will be the misunderstood Marvel character’s first chance to break away from Cap and gang. Possibly getting ready to spread his wings and fly solo…one fangirl could only hope!
In addition to the kind of confirmation that Winter Solider will be in Infinity War, many fans are beginning to believe that fan favorite, Dr. Erik Selvig, played by Stellan Skarsgård, will also be popping up in Infinity War. Skarsgård still has one more film in his five film contract and we know he will not be appearing in Thor: Ragnarok, due to the whole Thor/Jane break-up and the film not really taking place on Earth. So why not throw Dr. Erik into Infinity War?
I guess only time will tell Marvel geeks!
Avengers: Infinity War is slated to hit theaters May 4, 2018!