Avengers: Infinity War is a hulking beast of a film.
It’s far and away the biggest instalment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, while many of the pic’s key creative players – namely directors Joe and Anthony Russo – have gone on record time and time again to emphasize the “mind-blowing” spectacle that awaits in 2018.
And though that may be true, MCU stalwart Sebastian Stan has offered up some new details pertaining to Bucky Barnes, erstwhile known as the Winter Soldier. Currently in attendance at TIFF 2017 to promote I, Tonya, the figure-skating biopic in which he shares the ice with Margot Robbie (Suicide Squad, Gotham City Sirens), Stan touched base on Infinity War and, more specifically, why Bucky’s role is comparable to that of Jon Snow on HBO’s hit fantasy drama, Game of Thrones.
I feel a lot like that Jon Snow character. You remember ‘Battle of the Bastards’? ‘Battle of the Bastards,’ first of all, was one of the best episodes. […] For anyone who knows out there, when there’s that shot of Jon Snow, from the back as horses are charging at him and he’s just standing there, that’s kind of how I feel on set at times. Will I make this stampede or not?
Story-wise, Stan is naturally sworn to secrecy, but he did label Avengers: Infinity War to be the “biggest culmination of anything and everything they’ve done so far. It’s just going to be bigger and crazier than anything.”
As for the chances of Bucky picking up the shield himself, it’s mere speculation at this point:
It’s just speculation. I honestly have no idea. I really don’t know what I would said to somebody that would ask me that question. […] I don’t know. We just gotta all survive this war.
Beyond the release of Thor: Ragnarok and Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther solo movie, Marvel will have all hands on deck to launch Avengers: Infinity War on May 4th, 2018. It’ll be followed in quick succession by Avengers 4 in 2019, and it’s understood the sequel’s title has remained locked away in the Marvel vaults due to it being a major story spoiler for the events of Infinity War. Stay tuned for more on that one.