As the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) progresses through Phase 3, it seems as though the studio is building everything up to an epic showdown with the ultimate villain, Thanos.
At the end of “Captain America: Civil War”, we were left wondering when would the Winter Soldier appear next. Although Marvel hasn’t made an official announcement, new evidence from a report indicates that fans can expect to see him in “Avengers: Infinity War”.
The news comes courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter’s piece on Sebastian Stan’s casting in “We Have Always Lived in the Castle” where it revealed that the actor will return to the MCU to start shooting for “Avengers: Infinity War” early next year. Given that production for “Infinity War” will begin this coming November, it seems that Stan won’t be needed until 2017.
Of course fans are also expecting Bucky Barnes to show up in “Black Panther” (he’s in a cryogenic sleep in Wakanda after all). There is a possibility that the Wakandan doctors may be able to rehabilitate Bucky’s fractured psyche and find a replacement for his arm. The actor himself has expressed that his potential appearance in Black Panther’s standalone film would be a “natural progression”.
In a previous interview with /Film, the Russo brothers also spoke about 3 key relationships they intend to focus on moving forward, and one of them include the complex dynamic between Steve Rogers and Bucky. Since Stan is under contract for 9 movies, the studio might as well make good use of him.
Screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely have also confirmed that the team from “Guardians of the Galaxy” will be present in “Infinity War”. Stay tune as we wait for more details to unfold in the coming months.
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