Avengers: Infinity War was the biggest and probably the best MCU movie ever. This was not your typical Marvel movie which is just a light-hearted fun adventure, but it was way more than that, having real stakes and consequences. The movie was a complete package as it had emotion, drama, suspense, thrill, humor, sci-fi moments and hardcore action. The movie ended in the most thrilling way possible and you would never have seen it coming. Seeing what Thanos did at the end with the Infinity Gauntlet, we all had our jaws dropped on the floor.
The movie was full of death and destruction. It started off with death, and it ended with the utter disintegration of half the population of the entire Universe. Throughout the movie, we saw the likes of Heimdall, Loki, Gamora, and Vision meet their demise, and right at the very end, we saw Thanos snap his fingers having collected all the Infinity Stones starting the Disintegration with Winter Soldier being the first one to turn to dust.
Bucky aka the Winter Soldier aka the White Wolf did not get a much essential role in Avengers: Infinity War as he was probably amongst the heroes that got the least amount of screen time, and were to be used to increase the crowd in the battle of Wakanda, and give us an impact by dying right at the end. But, if you think about it, the way the plot of Infinity War was set up, Bucky really had a huge metal hand in it. If it wasn’t for his character arc, we may have seen the third Avengers movie be portrayed through a different angle, or it may have happened completely differently.
Recently, Sebastian Stan appeared at ACE Comic-Con, and there he was asked that what Bucky would do if he got his hands on the Infinity Gauntlet. Stan replied with probably the most sensible answer saying that the only thing Bucky would do would be going back in time. Here’s what he said:
“There’s only one place he’d go which is back in time, y’know? Yeah, he’d probably go back in time, right, try to fix all of the things he’s done wrong for starters. Maybe not get on that train? I don’t know.”
Bucky has probably had the saddest life in the MCU. He started really great but then got caught by Hydra. Cap saved him once, but since Bucky got on the train to back him up, his life completely went down the lane of darkness. Being used as a weapon for more than 70 years, Bucky is probably the one who has seen the most amount of death, taken so many lives and he has to live with all that. So, as an individual, we would really feel for him and want him to go back in the past, and prevent this horrific future from ever happening.
But as an MCU fan, we cannot let this happen because this would erase the awesomeness that the MCU has been able to bring on to the Big Screen. Captain America: The Winter Soldier was probably the best thriller movie Marvel has ever put out, and it was possible just because of the insane story arc of Bucky Barnes. The Winter Soldier lead to Civil War, and if Bucky would have altered his past, may not have killed Howard Stark and his wife. So, the rift between the Avengers would have had to happen differently, which may not have had the impact it actually did. This rift between Captain America and Iron Man is what set the premise of Avengers: Infinity War.
So, for the sake of the MCU as it is, we cannot see Bucky fix his own life using the Infinity Gauntlet. We may see Bucky return in Avengers 4.
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The movie comes out on May 3, 2019, and here’s the official Synopsis:
“A culmination of 22 interconnected films the fourth installment of the Avengers saga will draw audiences to witness the turning point of this epic journey. Our beloved heroes will truly understand how fragile this reality is and the sacrifices that must be made to uphold it.”