The Russo Brothers’ upcoming Infinity War movie is one of the most anticipated movies of recent years, as it pits Earth’s mightiest heroes against the Mad Titan Thanos – and Bucky Barnes is a little overwhelmed, it seems.
Given he doesn’t have any superpowers (discounting serums, robot arms and such) and he’s something of an outsider, the Winter Soldier doesn’t exactly fit in with the team dynamics that are coming together in Infinity War. He’s used to working alone, and as we saw in Civil War, he doesn’t work particularly well with others – or at least, others that aren’t Steve Rogers.
At the moment, actor Sebastian Stan has been doing the rounds promoting new film I, Tonya and naturally, during an interview with MTV News at the Toronto International Film Festival, the subject of Infinity War came up. And during the discussion, Stan likened his character, Bucky, to Game of Thrones’ Jon Snow. Because he looks pretty sad most of the time? Because he’s been called a ‘bastard’ all his life? Or because of his wonderful hair?
No. It’s actually due to his character feeling as though he’s in over his head.
Speaking to MTV, Stan said: “It certainly is the biggest culmination of anything and everything they’ve done so far. It’s just going to be bigger and crazier than anything. 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?”
Clearly, the actor has the feeling that the Winter Soldier is being pitted against overwhelming odds, hence the feeling of being the lone soldier, facing a horde of enemies. Which is understandable, given that this film will see Bucky face a lot of things he hasn’t seen before, supernatural forces, beings from other planets and a whole heap of crazy stuff that someone who’s essentially a pensioner would undoubtedly feel overwhelmed by.
And while we don’t know much about the forthcoming Avengers movie, we do know that we will see Bucky fight alongside Black Panther. However, despite the newfound alliance with Wakanda, Stan has said that Bucky is still ‘figuring out where he’s at’ in the film – likely due to the fact that he’s spent years without allies, and most of the people he met in Civil War were trying to kill or imprison him. That certainly wouldn’t make figuring out who to trust an easy task.
With rumours of an Infinity War trailer coming out next week, we might not have to wait long to see where everyone’s ‘at’.
Infinity War is slated for release on April 27th, 2018 in the UK and May 4th, 2018 in the US.