Sebastian Stan Is Ready To Take Up The Shield After Captain America: Civil War


A while back, Sebastian Stan (Bucky/The Winter Soldier) was asked if he would like to take up the mantle of the Sentinel of Liberty in the Marvel Cinematic Universe once Chris Evans was ready to leave the role behind, and he didn’t sound particularly enthusiastic about the prospect. Now, however, the Captain America: Civil War actor seems to have changed his tune.

This time when Stan was quizzed about it at Salt Lake City Comic-Con, he seemed a little more open to the idea, and reiterated that it’s something that will ultimately come down to how fans feel about his character replacing Steve Rogers in the role.


When asked who he thinks should be the one to take over, he replied:

Myself. I’ll say this: They sure like to dangle a cheese in front of my nose a lot. They’re like ‘Oh yeah, that’s where you pick up the shield,’ and I’m like, ‘Yeah, I’ve heard that one before. There it is again.’ But I don’t know. If I could say one thing, if anyone can have anything to do with it, to make it happen, is you.

In the Civil War comic, Bucky takes up the shield when Steve Rogers is assassinated, and remains Captain America until the events of Fear Itself. If something like that is to happen in the MCU, however, it’s unlikely we’ll see it until Rogers’ business with Thanos is concluded in the Avengers: Infinity War Movies.

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