Bucky Barnes/ Winter Soldier is one of the most merciless super soldiers that sometimes even Captain America can’t handle alone. He was the best friend of Steve Rogers in Captain America: The First Avenger, they fought Nazis together in WW-II but then he turned rogue. He again became part of Team Cap in Civil War.
After the successful launch of Captain America franchise, its sequel took it to the next level. It was more like an espionage thriller than a run-of-the-mill superhero outing. SHIELD was penetrated by HYDRA, and the Winter soldier was menacing as villain. He was believed to be dead but it was revealed that he got resurrected years ago as “Winter soldier”. The movie was more of spy drama and superhero stuff rolled into one.
It was only a matter of time before someone would link code name “Winter Soldier” with House Stark of Westeros from HBP’s fantasy show Game of Thrones. In a recent interview at Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), the discussion shifted to MCU and his role as Bucky Barnes/Winter soldier. He likened his character with Jon Snow in terms of the insurmountable odds that both characters have to conquer. He said:
“I feel a lot like that Jon Snow character [in] ‘Battle of the Bastards.’ 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?”
He faced his own “Battle of the Bastards” to discover himself once he was brainwashed by H.Y.D.R.A and turned into one man killing the machine. In Civil War, we came to know that Bucky Barnes has been brainwashed by H.Y.D.R.A and would get activated when six words are spoken in proper order. Those words were Longing, Rusted, Seventeen, Daybreak, Furnace, Nine, Benign, Homecoming, One and Freight Car. In the end, he was put to cryo-sleep at a secret facility in Wakanda, the hometown of Black Panther. There was speculation that he would appear in Black Panther solo movie, but it’s confirmed that he won’t be coming.
When Avengers Infinity War comes, he would have woken up that will allow him to help Earth’s mightiest heroes “The Avengers” and Guardians of the Galaxy to fight against Thanos. The interesting thing would be to see if he would survive the great war or will he die fighting. But no one will see massive twists that are in store for all of us. The Russo Brothers had this to say:
I think fans should be prepared for some very intense surprises in these movies. My brother Anthony Russo and I believe in stakes; I believe that everything has to come to an end at some point, in order for it to have value, and so I think the audience should be prepared.”
The latest video has Sebastian Stan training for his upcoming role in Avengers: Infinity War. Stan had earlier undergone rigorous workout routine to get ready for his part of the Winter Soldier in 2014. The training he underwent was important for him to look at par with his former best friend, Steve Rogers/Captain America (Chris Evans).
He trained even more rigorously for his revival in Civil War in 2016. Well yes, when one is to battle the Mad Titan Thanos, one requires every hero as well as every anti-hero to be in their prime, else, they might fail in defending the galaxy and more may even perish at the hands of the mad titan.
Over the years, the concept art and designs have shown evolution in the character of Winter Soldier. Recently, the artwork surfaced which was abandoned during the time of filming first Captain America movie shows six different designs for Winter Soldier. The common thing about all designs is that he is wearing metallic bionic arm but specific design of the arm is totally different. He has a large sniper rifle and his facial mask is also different.
Sebastian Stan has signed a 9 movie deal and two Avengers movies will only take it to 4. Hence, he will survive the Infinity War. Moreover, he the best replacement for Captain America who will most certainly die in Infinity War.