Sebastian Stan Still In "Captain America"

4/10/2010 Posted by Admin

Movie News

Sebastian Stan Still In "Captain America"

By our guest blogger, Matt Jussim

Though he missed out on playing the titular hero, hunky actor Sebastian Stan (TV's "Kings," "Gossip Girl") will still be involved with Marvel Studios' "The First Avenger: Captain America" film.

According to  Several sources report that Stan has signed a multi-picture deal to play Bucky Barnes, a sidekick from the early days of the comic who became the Soviet assassin Winter Soldier, and later briefly the Captain himself after the death of Steve Rogers.

Initially, Barnes was an orphan who discovered Captain America's true identity and partners up with him to fight the Nazis during World War II. He was seemingly killed in the same plane explosion that hurled Rogers into the North Atlantic sea where his body was frozen and then revived decades later.

In 2005, Barnes returned--the character having been rescued from the sea by the Soviets. Struck with amnesia and now sporting a bionic arm to replace the one lost in the explosion, he becomes a ruthless assassin for them.

Stan's deal is expected to include not just the "Captain America" film but "The Avengers" and other Marvel titles.

The news came just as Marvel Studios issued a press release officially confirming Chris Evans will star as Steve Rogers/Captain America.

I don’t know much about Stan, but I’m glad that casting for this film is shaping up. I really think what Marvel has done the past few years with “Iron Man,” “The Incredible Hulk” and their upcoming slate of films is truly brilliant. The actual Marvel comic books and characters have always shared the same ‘world,’ so why not their movie characters too?

If “Captain America” and “Thor” are successful, “The Avengers” may end up being one of the highest grossing films ever.

Filming on “The First Avenger: Captain America” kicks off this summer in Europe.

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