Sebastian Stan Returns For Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Sebastian Stan‘s character Bucky may have looked like he fell to his death in Captain America: The First Avenger – but apparently that wasn’t the case. Stan will be back for round two in Captain American: The Winter Soldier, set to start filming sometime later this year.

For those of us not familiar with the comic book story, Bucky does not die after he is thrown from the train into the cloudy abyss. Instead he comes back – brainwashed and with bionic arms – as an assassin. There’s still room for alteration, but my guess its they’ll play this one pretty close to the vest.

Stan signed a six-picture deal with Marvel, so this was probably inevitable, especially since the title of the second film references his character directly.

Stan’s return alongside the news that Anthony Mackie has been cast as Sam Wilson/Falcon, who becomes as ally to Captain America  (Chris Evans). Let’s face it, with your best friend’s mind seriously on the fritz, you can use all the new friends you can get, right?

Captain America: The Winter Soldier is scheduled to hit theaters on April 4, 2014.