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Bucky Gets Dark Edge, Cap's Villains And Pics

With the trailer almost here, the dirt is dished

By Chris Beveridge     February 03, 2011

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With the trailer just days away at the Super Bowl, more and more information is being let loose for those that are desperate to know every detail. One of a couple of areas of the Captain America movie that hasn't had all that much light shed on it recently is that of Bucky Barnes, being played by Sebastian Stan. A new feature piece at Hero Complex has them talking with the films director, Joe Johnston, about how they wanted to approach the character that's been there since the start of Captain America by capturing a good part of who he is but making it work in a cinematic sense.

“Sebastian brought something really interesting and slightly on the dark side and really compelling to watch — when he’s on camera, you’re fascinated by watching him,” Johnston said. “In a great cast, I thought he really stood out and brought some unexpected things to the role. Everyone brought something to the movie and a lot of them brought something great but I was most pleasantly surprised by what Chris brought and what Sebasatian brought in a much smaller role as Bucky.”

Johnston goes on to talk about how Sebastian Stan was originally trying for the role of Steve Rogers but didn't have exactly what they were looking for, but felt that he was the right one to go for Bucky. And the role of Bucky was one that they decided to allow the writers to go with a clean slate on for the most part, which helped to update and rework the relationship between the two characters so that it has a far more involved feeling that felt more natural.

“We took some liberties with the relationship between the two guys,” Johnston said. “In our story, Bucky is already in the service, he’s already joined up and is being sent overseas while Steve is still struggling to get in the army. That’s different than what you may have read in the comics. It adds a nuance to the relationship that pays off later. They’re closer in age, too — they’re virtually the same age. That’s not the case at all if you go back to the old comics.”

Keeping Bucky from sidekick material is likely for the best when it comes to adapting it into this cinematic world. In addition to the words from Johnston, some new pictures came out as well, one with the pair together which you can see below while we've also seen some new pictures from French edition of Premiere magazine which ComingSoon.net has scanned in and posted that shows off more from the upcoming feature.



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monstermaniac 2/3/2011 5:30:49 AM

I'm cool with this , they can use this to possibly set up a whole Winter Soldier storyline later on in a future flick. Besides I think I like the idea more of them being partners then one of them being a sidekick.

madmanic999 2/3/2011 5:36:49 AM

Yep.... makes perfect sense with the Winter Soldier storyline..... plus keep in mind Bucky was only spunky because that was what all teen characters were back then... In reality I can't see anyone, no matter what age, running around all jolly in the middle of WWII.... this is an acceptable and needed change...

samurai1138 2/3/2011 5:46:10 AM

I hope the trailer goes online before the Super Bowl. I just cannot sit through a football game to watch a single trailer. Thats like being promised a blowjob if I let someone pull all my fingernails out first.

Chris Beveridge 2/3/2011 5:49:49 AM

 Anyone who runs around jolly in that situation woulda been discharged ASAP. :D

lancedenier 2/3/2011 6:21:48 AM

samurai1138...  One too many swirlies by the football team?

Bryzarro 2/3/2011 6:35:02 AM

 By discharged you mean shot right??

I can't wait for this flick to come out.  So far all the right things are being said and in Marvel fashion are leaving loose threads of stories to continue down the road.  I really do have a good feeling about this movie.

LocoLobo73 2/3/2011 6:42:14 AM

This sounds greta I can wait to see the Winter Solider in a Cap sequel , and he should be in a Captain America Squel and Not in Avengers unless its an After the credits cameo, that shows him Surveilling Cap

jfdavis 2/3/2011 6:56:10 AM

Oh look another picture of the Red Skull where we don't actaully see the Red Skull.  I think the movie will be great overall but, Halloween costume evidence aside,  I have little confidence we'll actually have the Red Skull...

CaptAmerica04 2/3/2011 6:56:18 AM

 LOL @ Chris.  True story!  I'm usually 100% in favor of sticking to source material, but in this case, I can understand the adaptation, and it seems logical within the greater context.  (I just hope it doesn't turn into the whole "Bucky is the tough guy, but later gets jealous when Steve surpasses him"-nonsense that you see in a lot of movies and TV shows.)  If Bucky were really a teenager, running around a warzone all chipper and happy, they'd medical him out SO fast, and then stick him in a psych ward somewhere!  LOL.  So, that much update is reasonable.

Samurai, be positive!  It's not just one trailer on Sunday... there will be LOTS of trailers!!  :)

Wiseguy 2/3/2011 6:58:14 AM

I'm in agreement with all the above, except samurai, the change makes sense and one that I think most of us expected.

samjurai, don't be surprised if the trailer debuts on the internet first and if not it will almost certainly be available after the game

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