Being an MCU cast member can be a confusing and disorienting experience consisting of fake scripts, last-minute info, and multiple movies being shot at the same time. So when Sebastian Stan said last month that he doesn’t even know if he’s in Avengers: Endgame, the claim wasn’t as farfetched as it might have initially sounded. What’s more, the Bucky Barnes actor is continuing to distance himself from next year’s release, asserting just recently that he didn’t have anything to do with the project.
The weekend after the long-awaited Endgame trailer finally dropped, Stan attended Brazil’s CCXP, where the star was asked if he knew the film’s official title before it was unveiled. The actor explained that not only did he not know the title, but that he’s not even involved in the movie:
“I didn’t know anything about Avengers 4 because I don’t have anything to do with it.”
The exchange can be heard from the 2:17 mark in a video posted to the Omeleteve YouTube channel, before Stan goes on to mention that he hasn’t shot any footage with Marvel since 2017.
Assuming Stan is being completely sincere here, this certainly doesn’t rule out the actor appearing in Endgame. For one thing, we know that there was much overlap between the productions of Avengers: Infinity War and its sequel, with the stars not always knowing which scene was for which movie.
Better yet, despite Bucky’s death in his last film, it’s already been confirmed that the character will take the lead opposite Sam Wilson in their own TV series, so you can probably expect an explanation for how the two of them are alive and well again when Avengers: Endgame hits theaters on April 26th, 2019.